IATA accreditation greatly simplifies the business relationship between travel agents and airlines.

Some 60,000 IATA travel agents worldwide currently benefit from IATA accreditation, selling US $220 billion worth of airline tickets on behalf of IATA airline members.

US Travel Agents please visit theIATAN website. ​​

Travel Agent Accreditation Benefits:

  • Access to IATA airline members with a single Sales Agency Agreement which authorizes the sale of international and/or domestic tickets
  • Access to IATA’s Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP), an efficient interface for invoicing and payment between the agent, airlines and transport providers
  • Unique identification throughout the global travel industry with the “IATA Numeric Code”
  • Use of the "IATA Accredited Agent" logo providing visibility and credibility on premises and website
  • Professional recognition - eligible agency employees can apply for the IATA/IATAN ID Card - giving access to travel suppliers' concessionary offers
  • Standardized procedures to ensure fair dealings with the airlines

Learn how to become an IATA Agent

Resources for Accredited Agents

Upcoming Changes to Travel Agent Accreditation​