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 34 courses and diplomas

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.

  • English

BSP Agent Billing Reports and Procedures (e-learning)

Learn about the Agent reporting process in the Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) and how to interpret billing reports.

  • English

BSP Agent Remittance Procedures (e-learning)

Examine the Agent Remittance process of the Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP), including the reporting calendar and debt identification.

  • English

BSP Essentials for Travel Agents (e-learning)

Improve your understanding of settlement services and financial transactions between travel agents and airlines.

  • English

BSP Essentials for Travel Agents: Final Examination (e-learning)

Demonstrate your knowledge of the Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) for travel agents and earn an internationally recognized certificate.

  • English

BSP Standard Documents and Procedures (e-learning)

Minimize costs through a better understanding of ticketing authority and the traffic documents used in BSP.

  • English

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

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

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

Foundation in Travel and Tourism with Amadeus for the Leadership & Management Training Program (partner-taught or self-study)

Build your leadership skills and travel industry knowledge with a combined focus from IATA and Harvard ManageMentor.

  • English

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

Foundation in Travel and Tourism with Galileo for the Leadership & Management Training Program (partner-taught or self-study)

Build your leadership skills and travel industry knowledge with a combined focus from IATA and Harvard ManageMentor.

  • English

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

Foundation in Travel and Tourism with Sabre for the Leadership & Management Training Program (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

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

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

Global Distribution Systems Fares and Ticketing - SABRE (partner-taught/self-study)

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

  • English

Global Distribution Systems Fares and Ticketing - GALILEO (partner-taught/self-study)

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

  • English

Introduction to the BSP System and Language (e-learning)

Learn how the IATA Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) works and how it benefits a travel agency.

  • English

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.

  • English

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.

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

Passenger Proration - Advanced (classroom)

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

  • English

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