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Travel Agents

Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

To be able to sell passage on various types of transportation, travel agents must be approved by the conferences of carriers involved. These are the Airlines Reporting Corporation, the International Air Transport Association, and the Cruise Lines International Association. To sell tickets for these individual conferences, travel agents must be clearly established in the travel business and have a good personal and business background. Not all travel agents are authorized to sell passage by all of the above conferences. Those who wish to sell the widest range of services should seek affiliation with all three.

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