It’s a way for vendors to identify you as a travel agent. It serves the same purpose as the ARC or IATA number, it’s just issued by another organization and has different barriers to entry and costs associated with it.
What is a travel agent code?
A TRUE Code is a travel industry accreditation developed so that independent travel agents can receive commission payments directly from suppliers and are recognized in “the system” as sellers of travel. The TRUE Code was established in 1999 as a component of what was then the Outside Sales Support Network (OSSN).
How do I get an IATA code for travel agency?
Full IATA accreditation
To apply for an IATA number, prepare these documents in the following order:
Be ready to obtain a bond.
Register at the Customer Support Portal.
Submit the IATA application form.
Pay the registration fee and wait.
Register at the customer support portal.
Submit the TIDS application form and wait.
What is IATA ID?
The IATA/IATAN ID Card is the ONLY globally recognized industry credential for travel professionals. Get an ID Card and benefit from all available offers for travel professionals available on AgentExperience.
How many digits are in an IATA number?
Verification Number / VER # (10-digit code for each individual working at an IATA Travel Agency)
How do I get a travel agent ID?
Steps to become a cardholder The digital ID Card is accessible to all cardholders on the AgentExperience app. > Agents based in the US, please visit the IATAN site. ID Card Online Platform is available for IATA travel agents to submit their ID Card application, supporting documents, and make payment.
What is a travel code?
Your Travel Code is a unique 10-digit identification number required by some of our travel partners to verify eligibility for their specific discounts. These partners include United Airlines, Greyhound and numerous car rental services.
How do I verify a travel agent?
Make sure you’ve got the right paperwork A great way to check if a travel agency is legitimate is by checking that the company names on the paperwork match with who you have paid. There’s no harm in double checking your bank account and credit card statements for names and amounts paid.
How do I find an IATA number?
Go online to view the IATA check-a-code Web page. Type in the agent’s unique verification or personnel registration number. The verification number should be10 digits and the personnel number is six digits. Only a United States travel agent should have a personnel registration number.
Can a travel agent get an IATA ID card?
Without IATA accreditation, the travel or cargo agent cannot participate in most global airline transactions and ticketing. Travel professionals of an IATA accredited agency are eligible to apply online for an IATA ID card, also known in the U.S. as an IATA/IATAN ID card.
What’s the purpose of an IATA identifier code?
Purpose of an IATA Number. A travel agent with full IATA accreditation receives a unique numerical identifier code that authorizes the sale of international and/or domestic airline tickets. It provides the agent with access to IATA billing, invoicing and settlement arrangements between the agent, airlines and transport providers.
How many travel agents are accredited by IATA?
(Photo: Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images ) An IATA accreditation is a seal of approval issued to qualified travel agents and cargo agents. Approximately 60,000 agents worldwide are accredited with an official IATA number by the issuing body, International Air Transport Association.
Why do travel agents use the IATA logo?
Because IATA is a globally recognized seal of approval, it carries certain responsibilities. IATA travel agents must meet and maintain industry standards. As a result, consumer awareness and confidence is heightened when the IATA logo and branding is displayed on premises and websites.