AFFILIATIONS, MEMBERSHIPS AND CERTIFICATIONS
The Travel Gallery, Inc., is affiliated with key industry associations and organizations which provide us with enhanced buying power, as well as ongoing training and education opportunities for our staff and affiliates. As a result, our clients benefit from highly competitive rates and the consultation expertise of their professional travel agents.
SIGNATURE TRAVEL NETWORK – The Travel Gallery, Inc., is a proud member of Signature Travel Network, one of the most highly respected travel cooperatives of the nation's elite travel agencies, representing combined annual sales in excess of $3.5 billion. This benefits you with competitive pricing, bonus amenities and value-added features on hundreds of cruises, land vacations and hotel & resort stays. In addition, we receive special recognition from industry suppliers, which assures our clients that every trip will ultimately meet – and exceed! – your expectations.
IATA – the International Air Transport Association is an international trade body, representing some 230 airlines worldwide.
ARC – the Airline Reporting Corporation accredited travel agencies are professional travel organizations that issue tickets for travel. These agencies have met the rigorous financial, personnel and ticket-security requirements of ARC and successfully completed stringent training and specialist testing.
CLIA – the Cruise Lines International Association is the world's largest cruise association and is dedicated to the promotion and growth of the cruise industry. CLIA is composed of the major cruise lines serving North America and serves as a non-governmental consultative organization to the International Maritime Organization, an agency of the United Nations.
THE TRAVEL INSTITUTE – formerly known as ICTA, this international nonprofit organization educates and certifies travel industry professionals at all career stages. Since its inception in 1964, the organization's mission has been to increase professionalism within the travel industry and to create national standards of excellence for travel professionals through its educational programs. Membership is on an individual basis and The Travel Gallery, Inc., is proud to have certified consultants on its staff/affiliate roster.
WOMEN IN BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (WBE) - The Travel Gallery is proud to be certified by the State of Illinois, Cook County and The City of Chicago as a Women-owned Business Enterprise (WBE). This means we have been carefully screened by these governmental agencies and found worthy of offering travel services to companies and entities in the areas covered (city/county/state).