ARC's TASF (Travel Agency Service Fee) service is more versatile than you might expect. While the name implies that it's only intended for agency service fees, TASF is actually a robust payment solution that enables travel agencies to accept all major credit cards (including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, JCB and UATP) to manage large or complex transactions for any travel-related goods or services.
Here are a few ways you can get the most out of TASF:
- Manage High-Dollar Transactions. While many of transactions processed through TASF come from payments of less than $20, you can leverage it for up to $10,000 of travel-related goods and services — making it ideal for groups, meetings or premium purchases.
- Bundle a Vacation Package. TASF isn't limited to air travel and agency service fees; it can be used for any travel-related goods or services. You can use it to manage a client's entire trip, including hotel, cruise, car rental, tours or other travel experiences. TASF can help you simplify the billing process and improve the customer experience.
- Manage Agency Transactions in One Place. By processing transactions through TASF, payments are efficiently consolidated in your weekly ARC report every Friday, which enables you to manage agency transactions in one central location.
Ready to get started with TASF? If you're an ARC-accredited agent using a GDS, you are preauthorized to use TASF directly through your existing GDS workflow. No additional registration or sign-up is required. GDS-specific instructions are available from each of their respective websites and/or customer support centers. If you're a Verified Travel Consultant (VTC), simply log in to My ARC and select "Agent's Choice" from your menu of tools.