IATA UFTAA GDS Fares and Ticketing



The IATA/UFTAA /VIA SINC Global Distribution Fares and Ticketing course is developed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Vocational Instruction and Software, Inc (VIASINC) and is endorsed by the Universal Federation of Travel Agents' Association (UFTAA).

This computer-based training (CBT) course is intended for entry-level students and experienced GDS users wishing to understand the principles of constructing international airfares applying IATA fare construction rules covering both basic and advanced mileage concepts.

The primary objective of this course is to teach students how to compute international mileage-based fares and issue tickets using GDS. Students will learn GDS entries related to mileage system pricing and ticketing, construct fares for one way journeys, round trip and circle trip journeys involving different classes of services, open jaws, lowest combinations and around-the-world journeys.

Upon successful completion of this certificate course, students will be eligible to register to write the IATA/UFTAA Fares and Ticketing exam at an IATA approved examination site. Prerequisites: This course requires a basic understanding of computers regarding pointing and data input devices, and must have a foreign language mainly English or French.


· Students who wish to have a career in the travel industry.

· Junior travel consultants.

· Airline personnel.

· Tour operators who deal regularly with travel agents.

· Personnel of large companies responsible for making travel arrangements.

· Travel Agencies that hire employees who hold the IATA/UFTAA International.

· Travel and Tourism Foundation Diploma meet one of the requirements towards becoming IATA-accredited agencies.

What you will learn:

· Acquire an excellent understanding of the mileage system pricing

· Interpret and read all GDS displays relevant to mileage system pricing

· Know how to identify and price different journey types (including round-the-world journeys and journeys travelled in different classes)

· Understand fare rules and air fare taxes

· Be able to apply all minimum-fare rule checks

· Know how to add a manual fare to a GDS booking file

· Be able to use the IATA/UFTAA Fare Formula to correctly price a journey

· Know how to use a GDS to issue tickets for manually-priced reservations

· Air fares and ticketing including e-ticketing

· GDS training with interactive CD-ROM

· In-depth travel industry general knowledge.


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