Travel Industry Affiliations
Professional Affiliations offer Benefits to Travelers
Below are the affiliations which Viking Travel / The Cruise Shop is an active member
ASTA - 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.
CLIA - 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.
IATAN - 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.
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.
Ensemble Travel - is an international travel agency network of over 1600 members. Founded in 1968, Ensemble Travel provides independent travel agencies with buying power and access to exclusive programs once associated only with large chains and mega agencies.
DWHSA - North America’s largest trade organization focusing exclusively on professional travel agents and counselors who plan, book, and manage destination weddings, honeymoons, and romantic getaways for their clients.