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With the travel agent certification am I able to get a IATA number to start my own travel agency?
I am a hotel professional but looking to expand by starting as a travel agent in the USA.

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Asked by iljachapman Tuesday Jul 17th 2012 in Career Planning
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The online travel agent courses are just one part of the many requirements you will need to receive your IATA number. Here is a list of the key requirements:

  • Proof of legal form of business
  • Proof of commitment to travel business via sales & financial standing
  • Fiduciary responsibilities
  • Errors and Omissions insurance
  • E&O will be waived if the following requirements are met
  • Agent has 5 years experience. Proof will be required
  • Agent is certified in one of the following
  • Certified Travel Associate Program (CTA)
  • Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)
  • Certification in Meeting Management (CMM)
  • Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP)

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