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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 260 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



Additional information

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