Corporate Travel Department Participation


The ARC Corporate Travel Department Program

Why Join?

Take Control

Manage your travel or outsource it through a TMC—but with your ARC number, you control the relationship.


The Benefits Of Becoming A Corporate Travel Department Program

Book Direct

Corporate Travel Departments can issue tickets directly through a GDS, settled through ARC.

Financial Settlement

From ticket settlement to commission payment processing, ARC settles your transactions.

Fraud Prevention

Exclusive, revenue-preserving fraud prevention services and alerts.

Right for Any Size

There is no minimum air volume or contract length required.


What it Takes to be a Corporate Travel Department

Applicants undergo ARC's comprehensive approval process. Your corporate travel department must meet the following requirements to participate in ARC's CTD program:

  • Location Your department must be located in and authorized to do business in the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, or American Samoa.
  • Identification Number You must have an IRS Employer Identification Number (EIN).
  • Financials You must provide a bond, letter of credit or cash deposit in the minimum amount of $20,000.
  • Personnel Your personnel must meet the standards of Part II - 8 of the Corporate Travel Department Reporting Agreement (CTDRA).
  • Ticketing You must meet the ticketing security standards of Section B of the Industry Agents' Handbook (IAH). This is not applicable to an electronic office.
  • Application You must complete and submit ARC’s Corporate Travel Department (CTD) Application Agreement
How To Join

The Application Process

1. Prepare
  • Review the eligibility requirements.
2. Submit Application
  • Submit the application with the necessary payment.
  • Ensure you have provided all supporting documents, including financial instrument of your choosing.
3. Review & Decision
  • Application is reviewed & documentation verified.
  • In-person interview at the agency's business with owners & required personnel.
  • Decision is made.

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Have Questions?

Check out the most frequently asked questions about the Corporate Travel Department program.