Do you want to issue airline tickets to your customers quickly? Are you a travel agency located in the United States? If so, learn more about ARC accreditation below.
Apply for ARC Accreditation with The License Company today!
Who’s ARC and why would I want to register with them?
ARC stands for Airlines Reporting Corporation. They provide settlement services to travel agencies issuing airline tickets. In other words, they make it easy for your agency to issue airline tickets directly to your clients.
How much does ARC accreditation cost?
Full ARC accreditation costs $2300. However, there are additional costs to consider. For example: You’ll need to incorporate a business. You may also need to register with your state department. Further, you may need to provide a surety bond or other financial assurance.
What’s an ARC VTC (Verified Travel Consultant)?
An ARC Verified Travel Consultant is different from full accreditation. It allows you to obtain and ARC number quickly and much cheaper than full accreditation. The cost for this program is $195. However, this program only allows you to obtain an ARC number and participate in a few other ARC options. It doesn’t allow you to issue airline tickets directly like the full verification process. You can read a little more about the differences here?
How long will it take?
Generally, ARC accreditation can take up to 90 days. However, this time period starts only when you submit your application to the Airlines Reporting Corporation. Gathering the information can be time consuming if you haven’t done it in the past.
Can The License Company help with my ARC accreditation?
Yes! We help many travel agencies with their state licensing and affiliate accreditation. As mentioned above, the process can be time consuming. You must submit the proper documents to move to the interview portion of the approval process. This is where we come in. Our experience generally results in a faster approval then going it alone. In fact, many of our ARC accreditation clients come to us after there application is found to be deficient. You can learn more about what we do here.
How do I get started with The License Company?
It’s easy! We start by collecting some information about you and your agency. This lets us know more about your particular situation. For example: Have you incorporated? Do you also require a state license? Then, we determine the best course of action and information needed to submit your ARC accreditation application. Finally, The License Company prepares, compiles, and submits your application to the Airlines Reporting Corporation. We then monitor your application and respond to additional requests for information, if any. Finally, we see your application through the interview process and final ARC decision. Click on one of the buttons below to be taken to our online ARC Accreditation Application or ARC VTC Accreditation Application.
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