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What Is Arc?

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ARC – Airlines Reporting Corporation

ARC provides services and benefits to airlines in the USA similar to those provided by IATA to all other parts of the world. It is a global pioneer in e-ticket processing and settlement,  serving the travel industry with financial services, data products and services, ticket distribution, original travel solutions, and settlement in the USA, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.  ARC accredits travel agencies and corporate travel departments in the above mentioned countries. ARC's system of reporting and settlement is fully electronic, accommodating everything from the largest online distribution systems to the traditional retail model agency with nearly 20,000 accredited points of sale.  Over 190 airlines and railroads worldwide currently distribute and settle their products through ARC's system.  With more than $86 billion annually processed through the settlement system, ARC is the financial backbone of travel distribution in the USA.

 

Benefits for Airlines when joining ARC via TADS (TAL - Airline Distribution  Solutions)…

  Incremental revenue from a huge market at a variable cost

Increased sales for airline through over 14,000 ARC USA Accredited Travel Agents

  Weekly Cash Flow wired direct to bank account

Fastest payment system - 2 days for credit cards and 5 days for cash

Generation of business traffic for airlines worldwide through USA companies

Generation of tourism traffic  for airlines worldwide through affluent USA residents

Provision of Carrier Accounting File (CAT) similar to BSP HOT files & more

Provision of online airline reports, carrier bulletins, Carrier Ticketing Authority Centre through My ARC Portal

Document retrieval system

Joining Costs: US$5,000 (for 0-700 monthly transactions) ; US$10,000 (for 701-2,717 monthly transactions) ; US$55,000 (for over 2,718 transactions)

 TADS -  Our Services

  Maintains continuous contact between ARC and airline

Acting as representative and ARC administrative interface

Assists airlines with OTA (Online Travel Agents) negotiations and agreements

Raises ADMs/ACMs

Sales Support Help desk for ARC travel agents

Dedicated telephone lines and email addresses

 

 

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