Seven Reasons Travel Advisors Need the IATA/IATAN ID Card

IATA is currently offering 50 percent off the ID Cards' annual fee for ASTA members. 

Travel professionals should be recognized and rewarded for their expertise and contributions to the industry and that is why the IATA/IATAN ID Card is so important. As the only globally recognized industry credential for travel professionals, it is the gold standard for authentication of status as a bonafide travel professional.

The IATA/IATAN ID Card, serves all travel agencies globally, all the while helping travel professionals enjoy the same phenomenal experiences they curate for their clients by enabling suppliers to seamlessly verify their professional status.

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Cardholders also have access to opportunities for premium training at up to 50% off, exclusive deals on FAMs, travel, retail shopping offers (over 300,000 participating retailers in North America) select merchandise, gift cards and much more.

Here are seven ways travel professionals can benefit from the IATA/IATAN ID Card:

Be identified as a travel pro worldwide

Suppliers can verify your professional status in a single tap via CheckACode.com so they can offer special rates and recognition to legitimate travel professionals.

Access targeted discounts on travel

Gain entry to a world of specially targeted travel agency perks from industry suppliers. Opportunities include FAM trips and special rates for hotels, airlines, car rentals, theme parks, and more. Use the IATA AgentExperience App or visit AgentExperience to discover exclusive offers and to view a complete map of options from around the world.

Tap into travel benefits to sell more

The IATA/IATAN digital ID Card makes verifying your professional status easy, making your travel experience seamless, to enjoy the destinations you want and promote to your clients first-hand. Travel the way you’ve always wanted with supplier concessionary rates on everything from flights and resorts to family trips.

Sharpen your skills with continuing education. Save up to 50% on select IATA training courses and publications. Courses range from “Social Media Strategy for the Travel Industry” to “Distribution and Airline Retailing with NDCs.”

Check out exclusive deals on everyday purchases

Your ID card provides huge savings on everyday retail purchases, select brand name merchandise items and even gift cards. And guess what? Shipping & Taxes are included with every merchandise or gift card purchase! Get incredible discounts on everything from tablets to televisions.

Obtain free and negotiated pricing on travel insurance

U.S. and Canadian ID cardholders automatically receive Travel Accident Protection (Accidental Death & Dismemberment) for $35,000 (underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company). Optional incremental coverage, including family member coverage, is also available at attractive rates.

Work with a time-trusted partner

As the trade association for the world’s airlines, IATA represents about 300 airlines and 83% of total air travel. It serves 207 countries with over $200 billion in global sales settled in 2021. Its 50 years of experience in managing payment between travel agencies and airlines makes it the most trusted, most global partner for travel agent services.

As a seventh reason to get the card, IATA is pleased to offer ASTA members for a limited time a 50% discount off the ID Card annual fee! Simply enter promo code ASTA50 at the check-out page once you have accessed the following page as the first step in the application process. But hurry! This offer expires on June 30, 2023!

To learn more or enroll, visit: https://www.iata.org/en/services/travel-agency-program/idcard/apply/

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