IATA to increase remittance frequency for select Gulf travel agencies

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is changing the Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) Remittance Frequency for IATA-accredited agencies from fortnightly to weekly effective 1 January 2024.

The changes will be reflected in the calendar application on the IATA Customer Portal before January 2024. 

Khaled Al-Eisawi, IATA area manager Gulf and Near East, said: "IATA is committed to supporting the travel agency community during this transition. The change has been communicated to all agencies and the 2024 remittance calendar will be made available by the end of the year to enable them to prepare accordingly.”

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The Dubai Travel and Tour Agents Group (DTTAG) president Asim Arshad added: “The change means that IATA will be billing travel agencies for their airline sales on a weekly basis and the travel agencies will be settling their dues to IATA within a week of receiving their invoices. 

"As the association representing travel and tour agencies in Dubai, we encourage our member agents and corporate customers to take the necessary measures and adjust their billing and payment schedules to effectively manage the impact of this change.”

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