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Even the most well-prepared travelers can encounter some problems during a trip. Listed are some tips to help you get these problems resolved. ...

ASTA's Consumer Affairs Department cautions consumers to beware of offers from card mills, companies which sell questionable travel agent credentials. Consumers may be led to believe that such cards a ...

Materials that will provide you, the professional agency owner, manager, or home-based business owner, with the essential business tools to run your business in a more efficient and profitable way. Co ...

This analysis provides guidelines for determining whether the government will view a travel-agency worker as an independent contractor or as an employee. It will also familiarize agents with some of t ...

This report explains the law on Web site privacy policies, offers privacy policy implementation tips and contains a sample privacy policy that Premium Members can use to craft their own privacy policy ...

This Premium Member report provides information on PayPal and its potential use for travel agents. Provided in the report is a detailed comparison of three payment options: ARC TASF, a typical merchan ...

Conducted by the University of South Carolina's Travel & Tourism Industry Center, the ASTA/Sloan Foundation study gives a detailed look at the key strengths of highly successful American travel ag ...

Focusing on the laws of eleven states that ban credit card surcharges in specific transactions, this report examines how those laws affect travel agencies and airlines. The report also includes an ana ...

No travel agent should offer a corporate client a rebate or management fee program unless the agent knows that his resulting income will be profitable. If the cost to the agent of every ticket issued ...

How long should travel agents keep files in the office? Guidelines for IRS, state and ARC are outlined, along with where to storage the documents. ...

A proper business plan encourages regular re-evaluation of the business. Such a plan will contain monthly or quarterly projections of income and expenses for a year or two of operations. The plan can ...

Fortunately, relatively few travel agents experience a fire, flood or other natural disaster in their office. For the few that do fall victim to such unfortunate occurrences, the results can be devast ...

Since the majority of airline commissions were eliminated several years ago, travel agencies have had to adjust their business plans in order to recoup the loss of revenue. ...

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 contained rules that impact agents' ability to send facsimiles (fax messages) to their customers. The rules also impacted the way in which suppliers solic ...

The rebating of domestic air fares became legal in 1981. Agents, however, must follow the policies of their principals, the airlines, when selling their tickets. Airlines are the "policemen" of their ...

This claim form is for the purpose of making a claim for payment from the Travel Consumer Restitution Fund. It is the form you need in order to request payment from the restitution fund for transporta ...

If you are applying as a full-service travel agency, you must be "freely accessible" to the public. For example, you can be located on the premises of a corporate client or government base, as long as ...

The Travel Agent Arbiter Program is headquartered at 1952 Gallows Road, Suite 302, Vienna, VA 22182. The Arbiter's office has complete indexes of all its decisions. The cases summarized here are those ...

The Airlines Reporting Corporation's (ARC) recommended security practices for agencies approved prior to March 31, 1996, with one exception, are now mandatory for all agents. These revised rules inclu ...

Carriers developed frequent flyer programs in the 1980s as a customer loyalty tool. Over the years, frequent flyer programs have been the subject of much scrutiny and ongoing debate by industry execut ...

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ASTA - American Society of Travel Agents
675 N Washington St, Ste 490
Alexandria, VA 22314 U.S.A.