IATA announced new Travel Agency Commissioners

The FINANCIAL — The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the World Travel Agents Associations Alliance (WTAAA) and the United Federation of Travel Agents’ Associations (UFTAA) announced the appointment of Travel Agency Commissioners. The Travel Agency Commissioner Program was established 30 years ago…

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Air cargo recovery continues

The FINANCIAL — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released September data for global air freight markets showing that air cargo demand, while strengthening, remains depressed compared to 2019 levels. Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), was 8% below previous-year levels…

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IATA upgrades Travel Industry Designator Service

The FINANCIAL — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has enhanced its Travel Industry Designator Service (TIDS) and will also no longer charge travel agencies to use the service. With the improved overall user experience, agencies can now self-manage their profile online, simplifying the…

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Flights deemed low-risk for COVID-19 transmission

The FINANCIAL — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) demonstrated the low incidence of inflight COVID-19 transmission with an updated tally of published cases. Since the start of 2020 there have been 44 cases of COVID-19 reported in which transmission is thought…

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