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Accreditation of IATA Travel Agents

Full IATA Accreditation

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​


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