What Is The Difference Between IATA and Non-IATA?

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We develop IATA software for travel agencies and hospitality companies. IATA ticket booking software with flights, hotels, transfers, sightseeing modules.




TripFro is a leading IATA travel software company, developing and deploying best-in-class travel reservation systems for IATA and Non-IATA agents. It also helps launch a travel agency website through a white label solution.


What is an IATA and Non-IATA? | What is the Difference between IATA and Non-IATA Travel Agents?


The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an association of airlines around the globe. The IATA mission comprises 3 stages. The first stage is the representation of the airline industry, 2nd is to lead the airline industry and 3rd one is to serve the airline industry to the best possible extent. 

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) software is worldwide trade association software that supports almost 290 airlines around the world which also includes world numbers.

IATA provides the airline industry with standardized software free from flaws and it adds a global factor in the airline industry. Many travel software developing agencies around the globe take it as the standard for their services. Although non-IATA software is also present in the market it is quite reputed now in the global market as more than 290 airlines use the International Air Transport Association (IATA) software and its established standards.

As the name suggests, non-IATA/independent travel agents are agents who are not accredited by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). IATA is considered to be one of the most basic resources for a travel agent because most airline bookings are done through the IATA portal.

In order to book from IATA, the travel agent must get registered with IATA as an IATA travel agent. However, it is also possible to buy and sell tickets without getting affiliated with IATA. All travel agents who do so are known as non-IATA/independent travel agents. These agents either purchase tickets from other IATA travel agencies or from the airline. 

Non-IATA travel agents have had a major impact on the travel business, and their numbers have constantly grown over the years. In the traditional sense, a non-IATA travel agency basically functions by collecting orders, sending the booking to IATA travel agencies, and forwarding the booked tickets to the customer.

However, traditional methods are now giving way to modern-day technologies and one can make use of innovations in the non-IATA/independent travel agents market as well. With the increase in the number of non-IATA travel agents around the world, consolidators/host agencies and larger travel agencies are placing a lot of stress on getting more and more non-IATA travel agents under their umbrella.

Modern technological solutions also allow travel agents to build their business from the ground up. They can leverage basic operations, integrate ticket issuing systems, enjoy an excellent operational flow and boost their productivity. One solution that allows non-IATA/independent travel agents with such possibilities is TripFro.


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TripFro integrates IATA-approved Global Distribution System for travel agents that allow them to sell the tickets directly online through their B2B, B2C, B2B2B, and B2B2C agents. We develop IATA software for travel agencies, tour operators, travel aggregators, and hospitality companies. We also offer ticket booking software for Non-IATA travel agents

An organized & functional online booking system is essential to survive in the growing travel & tourism market. We offer the best in class IATA ticket booking software system with a seamless user experience. 

TripFro service is not restricted to IATA software, but we also grow ticket booking software other than IATA travel agencies, so that our worthy and valuable customers get our products as we value the relationship and bond which has been established between us and our worthy customers for quite a long time. 

TripFro offers the best in the market travel booking system with a complete user-friendly optimized experience. Our main goal is to provide our customers whether they are IATA travel agents or non-IATA travel agents, a complete comprehensive travel booking system so that their relationship with their customers may not get affected because of our service.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) accredits travel agents around the globe with certification. The certification of IATA includes the issuance of an ID code which is called an ID number. These assigned numbers of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) serve the purpose of identifiers for the travel agents who represent their identity in the reservation to allow suppliers and it also serves them in paying their commissions to the hotels.

We equip our partner travel companies with all necessary software tools and technology needs so that they can gain the advantage of a competitive edge and increase their revenues to the maximum extent as it is based largely on the quality of technology, they are providing to their end customers. With our state-of-the-art services, travel corporations go-to online partnerships with business partners (B2B Agents), retail customers, and suppliers of the travel industry on one platform.

TripFro is a first-choice travel partner for travel and tourist operators to obtain development services and new technology options. TripFro gained a reputation among its customers for providing quality products and services like booking flights, hotel residency, different packages of the hotels, car hiring service, and other travel-related products and services. 

We have a professional and skilled team of specialists who present our customers the customized solutions for their travel plans. You can visit our website and find a wide range of airlines offering flights to different parts of the world which obviously and undoubtedly include your destination too. 

We believe in a customized tailored approach in any process or procedure or products, so we offer custom-oriented travel packages. We give you the packages which ultimately result in giving more value to your capital. We have a creative and innovative flight booking search engine and with the help of it, our customers can get the best airfares of their travel plans.

We develop solutions for the software for travel agencies, airlines, and travel management corporations independently. Our services are not limited to it but also, we built technology solutions for the whole network of the airfare management processes of ticketing along with dynamic internet booking solutions (IBEs) for all kinds of flights and different touristic activities. 

TripFro is a dynamic and growing travel technology company that offers travel technology software to the companies involved in the travel business for quite a long time. 

We recommend our services to both IATA recognized travel agents and also to the non-IATA recognized travel agents, because we believe that the end customer should get quality services on the first hand and this is only possible with the addition of the latest and advanced technologies in the travel industry. 

If you have an online travel portal or are thinking of starting one, it is important to know that while it is not mandatory to have IATA certification, your business can benefit from a professional certification from IATA. IATA is basically a trade association of airlines around the world with 290 airlines from 117 countries. These numbers would give you a basic idea of how important an IATA certification is if your online travel agency provides flight booking services.


Why Do Travel Agents Need IATA?




A travel agency that has an IATA accreditation is recognized worldwide as a professional agency. The IATA certification helps build credibility amongst customers. It also boosts the revenue of your travel business significantly and builds a strong link between airlines and travel agents. IATA certification benefits travel agents in multiple ways:


How Non IATA Travel Agents Can Provide A Flight Reservation System On Their Website?


Do you want to develop your own OTA (Online Travel Agency)? But do not have IATA accreditation for providing flight search and bookings to your customers and sub-agents.

Most travelers look for a one-stop-shop to manage all their travel bookings starting from flight bookings, hotel reservations to visa, insurance, and everything, that is why enabling flight search and bookings have become important for every Non-IATA agent also. Huge commissions are generated when they sell all the travel services to an agent or customer in one go.


There are different methods through which you can enable flight search and bookings to your travel agency website.


Meta Search Engine


Develop a Meta-search engine where you can integrate multiple XMLs from various providers. End-users can compare and then purchase at the portal of the lowest provider. Searching for flights or hotels would give you a list of results that source the availability of flights and their fares from various other travel sites like Kayak and show you the best fare on that route. The sites that would be displayed there should be having a license to operate and source info from the airlines directly. The APIs of Kayak, Hotels Combined, etc. are available to develop your own Meta search engine.


Flight API Integration


You can develop your own flight reservation system in your internet booking engine (IBE) by integrating APIs from different flight suppliers (Non-GDS) company like Agoda, who does not require IATA accreditation for providing their contents


White Label Solution


White label refers to a product or service that is purchased by a reseller who rebrands the product or service to give the impression that the new owner created it. White label products are often produced via mass production.

In the travel industry white label is provided by companies like Expedia to increase their sales through travel agents who want to provide flight search and bookings as an added feature to their customers and increase the branding.


TripFro Provides Comprehensive Software For IATA Agents And Travel Agencies, Which Are As Follows:



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