Your agency must be located in and authorized to do business within the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and/or American Samoa.
Your agency must provide a bond, letter of credit or cash deposit in the minimum amount of $20,000.
Your agency must fulfill and meet specific personnel requirements noted in Part II-8 of the Agent Reporting Agreement (ARA).
Your agency must meet the ticketing security standards of Section B of the Industry Agents' Handbook (IAH).
If you aren’t interested in ticketing through ARC, but want the other benefits of participation, apply to become an ARC Verified Travel Consultant (VTC). You’ll be able to brand yourself as a travel agent, receive an agency ID and be included on ARC’s Agency List, recognized by industry suppliers.
I don’t think travel agencies completely understand the resources ARC provides
and the vast knowledge their staff has in the travel industry. Since we are so
new to the industry, having a trusted partner to guide us is very powerful.
Check out ARC’s most frequently asked questions about becoming an ARC agent.