Travel Agency Service Fee (TASF)

Travel Agency Service Fee

ARC’s Travel Agency Service Fee (TASF) credit card processing service provides ARC-accredited travel professionals with a simple and efficient way to process credit card payments for any travel-related good or service.
Features

Convenient Payment Processing

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Convenient and Flexible

In GDSs, passenger information and credit card numbers do not have to be re-entered for processing. Information is automatically pulled from ticket reservations. Even better, all travel-related charges can be processed, not just service fees.

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High Transaction Limits​​

Charge up to $10,000 per transaction with no additional financial collateral or bond required. There are no hold-backs while waiting for transaction verifications.

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Back Office Integration

TASF transactions feed directly into back-office accounting systems for streamlined reconciliation and reporting.

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All Major Cards Accepted

Using one processor for all major credit cards, including UATP, eliminates the need to manage multiple merchant accounts. Plus, you can process card payments for all travel-related goods and services in one place.

BENEFITS

Trusted by Travel Professionals

ARC has helped the travel industry connect, grow and thrive for more than 50 years. We understand the nuances of the industry and how to provide the tools that travel professionals need to be successful.

Benefits

Spend Less Time on Data Entry

Issuing TASF credit card payments via any GDS automatically pulls in ticket reservation data, so you never have to re-enter passenger information or credit card numbers, freeing up more time to do what you love – plan travel.​

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​With ARC’s TASF credit card processing system, the amount of time our staff has to spend charging a card is minimal. They are already working in the GDS, so with just a few keystrokes, they are done. This allows them to focus on what’s important ... selling travel and servicing their customers.​

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Benefits

Simple Pricing

TASF has a fixed fee of 3.5%, with a $0.70 minimum. Rates are the same, regardless of the card being used. You have full transparency into costs.

For complete pricing details, please see the TASF Agency Service Fee Agreement.

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Benefits

A Responsive Customer Service Team

Your questions are quickly answered by an easy-to-reach customer service team that understands the needs of travel professionals.

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ARC’s TASF tool enables our tickets and service fees to bill simultaneously for easy reconciliation and fewer disputed charges. TASF also allows us to void charges that we’d otherwise have to refund … and that saves money.

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ARC Agent's Choice

Alternative to Using a GDS

ARC's Agent’s Choice is an easy-to-use online tool for processing travel-related credit card transactions through ARC as an alternative or additional method to using a GDS.

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Legal Resources

TASF Agreement and Instructions

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