Accreditation of IATA Agents
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 some 250 IATA airline members.
US Travel Agents please visit the IATAN 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.
- Agent staff eligibility for the IATA/IATAN ID Card, giving access to the special deals of over 1000 suppliers.
- Standardized procedures to ensure fair dealings with the airlines.
Learn how to become an IATA Agent
The IATA travel agent accreditation process is ruled by the Passenger Agency Resolutions.
Is a code all you need?
- Travel agents and other tourism sales intermediaries: The Travel Industry Designator (TIDS) is a unique code that allows your bookings to be recognized by all industry suppliers.
US Agents, please visit the IATAN website.
Resources for accredited agents