UATP’s partner program involves a wide range of suppliers and service providers enabling the continuous development of the UATP Network and its member airlines. UATP partners with a number of associations, working together to further the UATP Network and brand.
Recent partner initiatives include connecting Alternative Forms of Payment to UATP Network airlines and providing consumers with their preferred form of payment for online airline ticket purchases, while lowering the cost of distribution for the airlines.
Airlines Clearing House
Established in 1943, Airlines Clearing House, Inc. (ACH) is an airline owned, not for profit, clearing house dedicated to providing fast, efficient, low cost net settlement opportunities for airlines and airline suppliers around the world.
Participants can choose to settle in U.S. Dollars, Canadian Dollars or both. ACH offers weekly settlements, providing its Participants with the added benefit of increased cash flow.
Latin American Association of Events and Corporate Travel Managers
ALTA (Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association) is a private, non-profit organization, whose member airlines represent more than 90 percent of the region’s commercial air traffic. ALTA coordinates the collaborative efforts of its members in order to facilitate the development of safer, more efficient and environmentally friendly air transport in the Latin America and Caribbean region for the mutual benefit of the association’s members, their customers and the industry.
ASTA, short for the American Society of Travel Agents, is the world’s largest association of travel professionals. Our members include travel agents and the companies whose products they sell such as tours, cruises, hotels, car rentals, etc. We are the leading advocate for travel agents, the travel industry and the traveling public. ASTA’s mission is to facilitate the business of selling travel through effective representation, shared knowledge and the enhancement of professionalism.
CCRA is the global hub for travel technology, marketing, accreditation and education. We connect travel professionals and suppliers with the products and services they need to drive revenue, relationships and brand recognition in the travel marketplace. From the TRUE accreditation and coding system to hotels, air, call center services and more, we are truly where the travel industry connects.
UATP is a proud IATA Strategic Partner, participating on IATA projects, seminars and work groups.
IATA, the International Air Transport Association, is an international trade body, created some 60 years ago by a group of airlines. Today, IATA represents some 230 airlines comprising 93% of scheduled international air traffic. The organization also represents, leads and serves the airline industry in general.
UATP also connects to the IATA Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) globally, providing a structure where UATP members may process through the BSP for all ticketing needs.
UATP participates in the IATA Clearing House which provides a competitive, seamless secure service providing an efficient on-time settling of interline accounts between the world’s airlines, airline-associated companies and Travel Partners.
The National Association of Career Travel Agents (NACTA), was established in 1986 as the original association with a mission to represent the interests of the individual travel consultant, and now has expanded to all professional sellers of travel. NACTA host travel agencies and suppliers support this growing distribution channel. NACTA represents the interest of the independent Travel Consultant and the greater Travel Consultant community. The association’s role is to focus on the development of the travel consultant through its educational programs designed for our valued members. Our overall objective is to enhance and secure the success of the professional travel consultant.
Our Suppliers and Host Agency partners find NACTA members to have a professional reputation and are highly regarded as the best professional sellers of travel of this sector. We provide an exceptional forum not only for members to network with each other but also for members to build relationships with NACTA’s strategic supplier partners.
NACTA is a wholly owned affiliate of ASTA, the American Society of Travel Agents. ASTA and NACTA, while separate associations, work to protect and enhance the entire retail distribution channel.
NTA is the leading business association for professionals serving customers traveling to, from and within North America. Our 700 buyer members are tour operators and travel planners who package travel product domestically and around the world. Our seller members — 500 destinations and 1,100 tour suppliers — represent more travel product and more business-to-business networking than any other travel industry association. NTA members have customers and product in the United States, Canada, Mexico and more than 40 other countries.