IATA BSP, GDS & fares
Learn about fare calculation procedures and pricing units

Airlines are dealing with exceptional market conditions. Demand has fallen, and networks and partnerships have been rearranged. Understanding how these elements affect the airline business model and devising the correct strategies to overcome them is tough - but essential to survival. 

IATA's courses provide beginner to advanced training on using the IATA BSP, global distribution systems and other fare calculation procedures. The courses on fares and ticketing allow you to gain in-depth knowledge at your own speed while still accessing IATA’s industry-leading expertise.


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Found 24 courses and diplomas

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Advanced Skills in Journey Pricing and Ticketing (partner-taught or self-study)

Gain confidence in pricing more complex journeys that apply exceptions to standard pricing principles.

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Destination Geography (e-learning)

Gain confidence in your ability to sell destinations, answer common questions asked by travel customers and provide valuable advice that customers are willing to pay for.

  • English
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Foundation in Travel and Tourism Diploma

Acquire essential knowledge and skills to work in the travel and tourism industry and become an effective travel professional. Provide advice on flight, accommodation and tour products, and how to ensure travelers fulfill necessary travel requirements.

  • English
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Foundation in Travel and Tourism with Amadeus Diploma (partner-taught or self-study)

Acquire essential knowledge and skills to work in the travel and tourism industry and become an effective travel professional.

  • English
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Foundation in Travel and Tourism with Galileo Diploma (partner-taught or self-study)

Acquire essential knowledge and skills to work in the travel and tourism industry and become an effective travel professional.

  • English
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Foundation in Travel and Tourism with Sabre Diploma (partner-taught or self-study)

Acquire essential knowledge and skills to work in the travel and tourism industry and become an effective travel professional.

  • English
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Fundamental Skills in Journey Pricing and Ticketing (partner-taught or self-study)

Learn the language of fare construction and fare rules so you provide your customers with the best advice and the lowest fare for their air itinerary.

  • English
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Global Distribution Systems Fares and Ticketing - SABRE (partner-taught or self-study)

Explore and interpret the Sabre Global Distribution Systems Fares (GDS) by using mileage system pricing.

  • English
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Global Distribution Systems Fares and Ticketing - AMADEUS (partner-taught/self-study)

Explore and interpret the Amadeus Global Distribution Systems Fares (GDS) by using mileage system pricing.

  • English
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Global Distribution Systems Fares and Ticketing - GALILEO (partner-taught or self-study)

Explore and interpret the Galileo Global Distribution Systems Fares (GDS) by using mileage system pricing

  • English
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Passenger Fares and Ticketing - Advanced (classroom)

Master steps and checks in normal fare construction of a single pricing unit as well as for contiguous pricing units.

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Passenger Fares and Ticketing - Advanced (LIVE virtual classroom)

Learn how to price complexed itineraries with surface sectors and how to determine different types of combinations: single vs. multiple pricing units with possible end-on and side-trips.

  • English
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Passenger Fares and Ticketing - Basic (LIVE virtual classroom)

Learn the fundamentals for pricing journeys, how to interpret constructed fares, and how to decode electronic ticket data

  • English
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Passenger Fares and Ticketing - Basic (classroom)

Learn the fundamentals for pricing journeys, interpreting constructed fares and decoding e-ticket data to provide your customers the best service possible.

  • English
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Passenger Fares and Ticketing - Intermediate (LIVE virtual classroom)

Learn how to interpret special fare conditions and provide alternatives to system pricing failures so you can offer the best deals that consider the accompanying ticket restrictions.

  • English
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Passenger Fares and Ticketing - Intermediate (classroom)

Learn how to interpret special fare conditions and provide alternatives to system pricing failures so you can offer the best deals that consider the accompanying ticket restrictions.

  • English
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Passenger Proration - Advanced (LIVE virtual classroom)

Assess your entitlement in accordance with the Multilateral Proration Agreements-Passenger (MPA-P).

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Passenger Proration - Advanced (classroom)

Assess your entitlement in accordance with the Multilateral Proration Agreements-Passenger (MPA-P).

  • English
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Passenger Proration - Fundamentals (LIVE virtual classroom)

Apply the rules of the Prorate Manual-Passenger (PMP) and the Multilateral Proration Agreement-Passenger (MPA-P) within your organization.

  • English
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Passenger Proration - Fundamentals (classroom)

Apply the rules of the Prorate Manual-Passenger (PMP) and the Multilateral Proration Agreement-Passenger (MPA-P) within your organization.

  • English
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Repricing Exchanges and Reissues (LIVE virtual classroom)

Learn to recognize ticketing entries and handle voluntary and involuntary e-ticket alterations.

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Repricing Exchanges and Reissues (classroom)

Learn how to apply correct ticketing rules and perform complex transactions such as revalidating, exchanging or reissuing tickets without errors.

  • English
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Travel and Tourism Consultant Diploma (partner-taught or self-study)

Study popular tourism destinations and improve your sales skills to successfully advise your clients on the best travel options.

  • English
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Travel Sales and Operations Diploma (self-study)

Demonstrate that you have gained complete essential competencies to be a successful travel agent or travel agency manager with the IATA Travel Sales and Operations Diploma. Promote yourself as a holder of the highest level travel and tourism diploma to employers, customers, and travel industry suppliers.

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