IATA – International Air Transport Association

What is the definition of IATA in the hotel industry?

IATA abbreviates for: International Air Transport Association. It is an employment organization of airline corporations which function international services and establishes normal practices.

IATA accredits travel agents all through the world. This documentation comprises issuance of an ID-code, termed an IATA number.

IATA numbers are used as the travel agent identifier in reservations to permit suppliers, counting hotels, to pay their payment.

The association consists of about 265 airlines, mainly major carriers, on behalf of 117 countries. Based in Montreal, Canada with decision-making offices in Geneva Switzerland.