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WorldStrides Excel Programs is a member of the National Tour Association. The National Tour Association is the premier association for travel professionals who have a keen interest in the packaged travel sector of the industry. The association, which is made up of nearly 4,000 members, brings together those who package travel – group as well as individual trips – with suppliers and destinations who represent the various components of a trip. Although based in North America, the membership spans the globe.
What does our National Tour Association membership mean to you?
By belonging to The National Tour Association, WorldStrides Excel Programs is part of an elite group of travel professionals who take pride in being the very best. NTA members must meet some of the highest standards in the industry, including…
The bottom line is that the NTA designation is your mark of confidence.
WorldStrides Excel Programs is well connected with thousands of other NTA members, including hotels, attractions, restaurants, airlines, and destinations. These partnerships mean that we are able to offer each and every one of our customers the best in choice, quality and value. The NTA helps us to make it happen for you.
WorldStrides Excel Programs is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA # 21525560). IATA’s mission is to promote professionalism, administer meaningful and impartial business standards, and to provide cost-effective products, services and educational programs. IATA has members in over 120 countries providing a vast network of travel professionals.
WorldStrides Excel Programs’ membership in IATA benefits our clients in many ways. With such a vast network at our disposal we have the contacts to offer you hundreds of travel options. Being a member of IATA allows us to book group flights directly through the airlines, allowing us to provide you with more.
IATA is a highly respected organization in the travel industry. IATA insures that the airline and airport are complying with safety regulations, they are making the environment a priority by striving to reduce airline’s CO2 emissions and they are working to make the ticketing, check-in, baggage and boarding processes simpler, more effective and quicker.
WorldStrides Excel Programs is a member of American Society of Travel Agents. American Society of Travel Agents is the leading global advocate for travel agents, the travel industry and the travelling public. The mission of ASTA is to facilitate the business of selling travel through effective representation, shared knowledge and the enhancement of professionalism. ASTA and its affiliates now comprise the world’s largest and most influential travel trade association with members in 140 countries. Being a part of the world’s largest travel trade association our work encompasses every aspect of the travel experience.
What does our American Society of Travel Agents mean to you?
By belonging to ASTA, WorldStrides Excel Programs is part of an elite group of travel professionals who take pride in being the very best:
Travelers depend on travel agencies and others affiliated with ASTA to guide them honestly and competently. All ASTA members pledge to conduct their business activities in a manner that promotes the idea of integrity in travel and agree to act in accordance with the ASA Code of Ethics.
WorldStrides Excel Programs is a member of Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) which is a leading technology solutions company providing the US based travel industry with world-class business products, travel agency accreditation services, process and financials management tools, and powerful data analytics. ARC settles financial ticket transactions between airlines and travel agencies and the travel management companies that sell their products to the United States.
ARC has become the financial backbone of travel distribution and is the leading source of data collection for global airline ticket transactions. ARC serves the needs of airline carriers, travel agencies, corporate travel departments, by providing stellar products, tools and services.
WorldStrides Excel Programs is a member of International Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN). IATAN has been serving the US Travel Professionals for over 25 years. IATAN offers you global recognition and global reach, which no other accreditation program can. IATAN’s mission is to promote professionalism, administer meaningful and impartial business standards, and provide cost-effective products and services that benefit the travel industry. IATAN provides a vital link between the supplier community and the US travel distribution network.