To get discounts for hotels, tours, cruises, etc. contact the reservations office for the travel supplier and request the TRAVEL INDUSTRY RATE. Identify yourself as a Travel Agent with TPI, and give the
reservations clerk TPI's IATA industry number when requested.
Once you check in you may need to identify yourself as an agent. To do so there are a few choices. If the travel supplier has specific identification requirements, make sure you are aware of what the requirements
are and that you have the proper ID.
Have business cards printed or print them yourself from your printer. You can find out more information on business cards in our manual.
Sometimes a supplier may ask for a letter of Introduction. These are available from TPI and may be purchased from our purchase items page.
If you have earned a CLIA card or IATAN card, use that card for identification. The different types of ID cards are:
CLIA card. The CLIA card is issued by
the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA), upon request by TPI and is valid for a calendar year. There are additional fees for the CLIA card that are not included with the TPI membership. Please click on the "CLIA" tab on this screen for more information on CLIA's qualification requirements and instructions.
IATAN card, which will allow you to get many
additional types of discounts. The IATAN card is issued by the International Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN), upon request by TPI. There are additional fees for the IATAN card that are not included with the TPI membership. The following requirements are set by IATAN in order to obtain this card:
- $5000 in commissions paid to you by TPI within a 12 consecutive month period.
- You must work at least 20 hours per week as an Independent Travel Agent.
When asked for an address and/or phone number, give them TPI's address and phone number. They are probably trying to verify the agency information.
Please note that discounts are up to the discretion of the suppliers. Discounts are non commissionable, and dress codes and other restrictions may apply.