Below are the affiliations which Montrose Travel is an active member.
The Professional Association of Travel Hosts is a professional society of host agencies that has established strictly enforced operating standards and provides assurance of the reputability of its host agency members.
Airlines Reporting Corporation
ARC – the Airlines Reporting Corporation – is an airline-owned company offering travel products and services, ticket distribution and settlement through a variety of channels in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. ARC is the information hub of the $85 billion travel industry.
International Airlines Travel Agent Network
IATAN’s mission is to promote professionalism, administer meaningful and impartial business standards, and to provide cost-effective products, services and educational programs that benefit the travel industry.
International Air Transport Association
Originally founded in 1919, IATA brings together approximately 280 airlines, including the world’s largest. Flights by these airlines comprise more than 95 percent of all international scheduled air traffic.
Cruise Lines International Association
The Official trade organization of the cruise industry, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) also works in partnership with nearly 17,000 affiliated travel agencies throughout North America to ensure the highest caliber of cruise sales expertise and service for cruise vacationers.
American Society of Travel Agents
ASTA, short for the American Society of Travel Agents, is the world’s largest association of travel professionals. Their 20,000-plus members include travel agents and the companies whose products they sell such as tours, cruises, hotels, car rentals, etc. They are the leading advocate for travel agents, the travel industry and the traveling public.
Association of Retail Travel Agents
Designed to be the one-stop resource for professional travel retailers, ARTA has agent tools, columns and articles on selling travel and the travel business.
National Association of Commissioned Travel Agents
NACTA, Inc. The National Association of Commissioned Travel Agents, is the travel industry’s leading national trade association representing independent contractors, outside sales agents, cruise and tour oriented agents, group oriented travel professionals and traditional ARC appointed travel agencies that provide services and support to such professionals.
Virtuoso is a network of the best luxury travel agencies, with more than 17,500 advisors worldwide. Virtuoso represents the best of the best in travel, with a portfolio of nearly 1,700 preferred partners – top hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, and more. Our advisors use their global connections to plan the most memorable experiences for their clients, from weekend getaways to dream vacations. Virtuoso is an international travel agency network of over 1600 members.