Verified Travel Consultant

Travel Agencies

The ARC Verified Travel Consultant Program

Why Join?

Run Your Travel Agency Your Way

We've got the only number you'll ever need. Your agency is unique. So is your ARC number. With this coveted number, as well as a toolkit full of products, programs and services, the Verified Travel Consultant (VTC) program allows agencies to invest in the future of their business and truly thrive.

Run Your Travel Agency Your Way

The Benefits of Becoming a Verified Travel Consultant

Increased Visibility
Increased Visibility

Guarantee of full commission, thanks to your individual ARC number and access to a broadened supplier base.

Tools to Protect & Grow
Tools to Protect & Grow

VTCs have access to industry training and educational webinars as well as up-to-date security information and fraud protection.

Streamlined Application
Streamlined Application

No financial instruments, such as bond, letter of credit or cash security deposit, are required to become a VTC.

More Money In Your Pocket
More Money In Your Pocket

VTCs can earn additional commission when booking on ARC MarketPlace. Book and earn bonus commission based on sales volume at the end of each quarter.

Easy Payment Tools
Easy Payment Tools

Pay your travel agency service fees through Agent's Choice, an easy-to-use web-based tool for processing travel-related credit card transactions.

Fraud Protection
Fraud Protection

Revenue-preserving exclusive fraud prevention services and alerts.


What It Takes to be a VTC

Verified Travel Consultant (VTC) requests are reviewed for completeness and compliance with the VTC requirements. Some requirements of ARC’s VTC participation include the following:

  • Location – Your agency must be located in and authorized to do business in the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico or American Samoa.
  • Application – You must complete and submit ARC’s Verified Travel Consultant (VTC) online request.
  • Compliance – Must review and understand the Verified Travel Consultant (VTC) Agreement and Handbook.
How to Join

The Application Process

1. Prepare
  • Review the VTC Agreement & VTC Handbook.

  • Create a My ARC account.

  • Complete the online Verified Travel Consultant (VTC) request behind My ARC.
2. Submit Application
  • Submit your request with necessary payment.

  • Ensure you have provided all supporting documents.

  • Download & keep a copy of the request for your records.
3. Review & Decision
  • Submission is reviewed & documentation verified.

  • Decision is based on the request documentation.

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Have Questions?

Check out the most frequently asked questions about the Verified Travel Consultant program.