FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Denise Caiazzo (516-624-6075,
ACCLAIM MEETINGS HELPS MEETING PLANNERS GET
-- IATA Numeric Code Delivers Instant Industry Recognition --
June 11, 2010 (Boca Raton, FL) – Acclaim Meetings, the industry’s fastest-growing meetings and marketing organization, is bringing the benefits of IATAN to meeting planners nationwide. The organization has posted a link at www.acclaimmeetings.com to help meeting planners secure their IATA numeric code and begin to take advantage of all that the IATAN card has to offer.
IATAN (International Airlines Travel Agent Network) is a department of IATA and has been servicing all aspects of the U.S. travel and tourism industry for more than 20 years. The IATA numeric code and IATAN ID card are the keys to instant industry recognition and are part of a worldwide program to identify bona-fide travel professionals. The IATA numeric code is used by the travel industry to track sales, reservations, commissions, etc. The photo ID card includes the professional’s name, verification number (VER#), the name of the business entity, the IATA numeric code and other pertinent information. With the card, members also have access to special incentives, travel insurance, and educational opportunities.
Many hotels today require the IATAN card in order to extend industry concessions and special offers. This new trend could have a very significant impact on the business of meeting planners if they are not fully prepared and educated.
“Many meeting planners today are not currently accredited with IATAN,” said Anne Marie Moebes, Executive Vice President at Acclaim Meetings. “But all meeting planners need to get an IATA numeric code and an IATAN ID card because of changes occurring in the industry. We’re encouraging every meeting planner to learn about the benefits of the card, what it is, and why it’s used for industry recognition. All of that essential information is now conveniently on our Acclaim Meetings web site, along with easy instructions on how to apply for the card.”
For more information about Acclaim Meetings, travel professionals and meeting planners can contact 877-636-3350 or 516-624-6000 x2051 or email@example.com.
Acclaim Meetings (owned by American Marketing Group) is a business-to-business company that provides the strategies, solutions and negotiating power to help travel agencies and corporate travel managers cost-effectively plan and implement meetings and events. Acclaim Meetings delivers the end-to-end infrastructure, tools, supplier relationships, site selection, contract negotiation and support for successful meeting and incentives planning services.