Travel Agent Credentials Your travel agency will be immediately recognized as a legitimate travel agency when dealing with travel vendors.
|IATAN Membership. You'll use this membership to secure your travel agent ID card when you become eligible.|
|CLIA Membership. Our membership in the Cruise Line Industry Association will entitle you to free promotional literature, and special agent rates on cruises.|
ARC Number. You'll be given our ARC
number to use when booking travel so that you are recognized as a
legitimate travel agent and entitled to be paid commissions by
Travel Agent Benefits
The travel vendors -
airlines, tour operators, cruise lines, etc. - recognize that travel
agents need to be familiar with the products they are selling.
Therefore, the travel vendors offer rates so they can become familiar with the products they
sell. You will be entitled to take advantage of these benefits.
This is one of the great fringe benefits of owning a travel agency.
As a recognized travel agent, you will be entitled to travel benefits after you have attained the productivity levels required by the travel industry. Before the travel vendors will accept your application for a fam trip or travel agent reduced rate they will ask to see you IATAN identification card. In order to be placed on Certified Travel's IATAN list, you must meet IATA's eligibility requirements - i. e., earn $5000 in commissions and 6 month waiting period. When you reach this level, you will be receive the treasured IATAN identification card and begin to receive travel benefits.
You earn the CLIA
(Cruise Industry Travel Card) after booking 5 cabins. With this card you will be eligible
for discounted cruises that are frequently offered to travel agents as
well other travel benefits and discounts.
Then you can receive these types of savings: 75% off of full priced airfares; cruises for $35.00 per day; hotel rooms at 50% off; free familiarization trips to resort destinations; deeply discounted car rental rates.