WHAT IS IATA AND HOW ITS WORK:
IATA stands for International Air Transport Association. Instead of every agent have a relationship with every airline. Iata is working as a medium between a travel agent and
airlines through its BSP program.
Iata is only and standard organisation working all over the world. Iata airlines are those airlines which are accredited by IATA.
IS THERE ANY SUBSTITUTE OF IATA?
Iata agents are those which are approved by Iata. Criteria for approval are varying country to country and procedure to become Iata agent is mentioned on their website.
A purpose of Iata Training:
A purpose of writing this article is to make you familiar with how Iata works. Iata training is consist of all the important functions which an agent must be familiar with.
WHAT AFTER BECOMING NEW IATA AGENTS:
After receiving confirmation email Iata will provide you with the link of BSP and its user id and password. HOW BSP WORKS CLICK HERE TO READ MORE. These are the steps mentioning below must follow after becoming Iata travel agent step by step guidance:
INSTALLATION OF GDS:
After becoming approved Iata travel agent what you need to do? It is a very common question. After getting approval you need to contact GDS for installation of software.
CONTACT AIRLINES FOR STOCK (CAPPING)
After getting the installation of Gds you need to contact all the airlines you need to sell. After fulfilling the requirement of airlines which normally are:
>REQUEST LETTER (LETTER TO PROVIDE STOCK (CAPPING) ON COMPANY LETTERHEAD)
>PROVIDING BANK GUARANTEE (COPY OF BANK GUARANTEE PROVIDED TO IATA)
>CAPPING FORM (CAPPING FORM IS SPECIMEN WHICH IS USES IN ALL AIRLINES TO GET THE NUMBER OF TICKETS ON SPECIFIC GDS FOR REPORTING PERIOD).
After getting stocks (capping) of Airlines on your gds now you are able to sell their E-tickets keep this in mind that airlines do not provide unlimited capping (stocks). Airlines policy to provide capping (stock) to travel agent varies but the exposure tell us that the airline which belongs to the country you are doing business provides more capping then any of other. Example: Emirates Airline is belonging to Dubai so the travel agents working in Dubai will have more capping of Emirates Airline than any other Airline.