A Travel Advisor Day Gift from IATA!

IATA is giving ASTA members 50% off its industry-trusted IATA/IATAN ID Cards' annual fee. 

In honor of Global Travel Advisor Day, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) is offering ASTA members its globally recognized IATA/IATAN ID Card at a 50% discount.

As the only globally recognized industry credential for travel professionals, it is the gold standard for authentication of status as a bonafide travel professional and allows travel suppliers around the world to recognize and reward your status as a vetted travel advisor.

“We at IATA admire travel advisors’ dedication to helping others see the world,” said George Platanitis, Senior Manager, Commercial & Partnerships, International Air Transport Association. “The IATA/IATAN ID Card program and our 50% off the ID Card annual fee is our simple way to say ‘thank you!’ and ‘Happy Travel Advisor Day’ to all the amazing travel professionals all over the world.”

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IATA is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing about 320 airlines and 83% of total air travel. It serves in 120 countries with over $363 billion in global sales settled in 2022. IATA’s 50 years of experience in managing payment between travel agencies and airlines makes it the most trusted global partner for travel advisor services. In fact, for some hospitality brands, advisors must have an IATA /IATAN Card in order to access their commission platform.

Gain instant global recognition as a travel pro. The IATA/IATAN ID Card was created by IATA to serve travel agencies of all sizes and business models. The ID Card was designed to help travel advisors enjoy the same phenomenal experiences they curate for their clients by enabling suppliers to seamlessly verify their professional status. These suppliers rely on the card to provide and manage industry benefits and concessionary rates to travel professionals.

With a single tap, the ID Card can be instantly validated through IATA’s CheckACode Evaluation. This empowers suppliers to confidently vet and recognize legitimate travel professionals.

Access targeted discounts on travel. The IATA/IATAN ID Card provides entry to a world of specially targeted travel advisor perks from industry suppliers. Opportunities include FAM trips and special rates for hotels, airlines, car rentals, theme parks, and more. Visit the IATA/IATAN ID Card benefits platform to discover exclusive offerings from around the world. Travel the way you’ve always wanted with supplier concessionary rates on everything from flights and resorts to family trips.

Connect with suppliers to earn and sell more. Suppliers appreciate having the opportunity to interact with bonafide travel advisors. And whether advisors are using the ID Card to support their day-to-day operations such as accessing supplier commissionable reservations, or to access travel benefits, the ID Card is their access to everything travel.

The industry views travel advisors as valued partners and brand ambassadors for their products. For example, if advisors stay at one of the thousands of hotels worldwide that offer benefits for IATA card holders, then they’ll be more likely to recommend it to their clients.

Referred to as the IATAN ID Card in the U.S. and the IATA ID Card in the rest of the world, the IATA/IATAN ID Card also provides exclusive travel deals, including up to 30% off at over 100,000 hotels worldwide and preferred rates on car rentals and transfers. But wait! That is just the beginning!

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.

Check out exclusive deals on gift cards and retail purchases: IATA/IATAN ID cardholders can tap into savings of up to 50% on everyday retail purchases from televisions to tablets, and up to 10% on select gift cards. As an added plus, shipping and taxes are included with every merchandise or gift card purchase.

Learn to earn. Discounts are also available on IATA Training courses, which range from “Social Media Strategy for the Travel Industry” to “Distribution and Airline Retailing with NDCs.”

Join the satisfied users. With all the benefits it offers, it’s no wonder the ID Card has such a high satisfaction rate as over 85% of cardholders renew every year. At latest count, there were more than 115,000 North American travel advisors using the card!

Enhance your credibility. The ultimate verifiable credential, the IATA/IATAN ID Card enhances your credibility and is available to agency owners, full-time travel advisors and ICs. As an employee, you have to be working for an accredited IATAN agency. As an owner, to get the card, you’ll have to apply online, get vetted and accredited, and then apply for the card.

Apply today. For a limited time, in recognition of Global Travel Advisor Day and the contribution ASTA advisors make to the industry, IATA is pleased to offer ASTA members a 50% discount off the IATA/IATAN ID Card annual fee! Simply enter promo code ASTA50 at the check-out page. But hurry! This exclusive offer won’t last forever!

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

NOTE: The IATA/IATAN ID Card offers and benefits may change and are subject to the supplier’s discretion and some offers may only be available for US & Canadian residents.


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