Amtrak is pleased to offer travel agents the opportunity to learn about the Amtrak system through a special travel agent discount, the Travel Agency Familiarization program (AD75). Employees of ARC-approved travel agencies with a valid IATAN card can experience train travel at 75% off the full one-way fare.
The number of discounts available to each ARC-appointed travel agency will be awarded based upon the net rail sales produced by the travel agency in the prior fiscal year, as shown in the table below.
|Fiscal Year 2007 Net Rail Sales||Number of Familiarization Trips|
|Less than $1,000||1|
Travel agents who are full time employees of an ARC-accredited travel agency and have been employed at least three (3) consecutive months can qualify for reduced travel. The agency must issue paper tickets.
Qualified travel agents are requested to make their own reservations through their GDS by following these steps:
Travel agents can call the Travel Agency Sales Center at 800-525-2550 Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm ET for assistance with booking formats, pricing and ticketing. Our trained representatives can walk you through the booking process.
Agencies that have used their allotment may earn additional AD75s by submitting a written marketing plan from the owner/manager on how they will promote Amtrak in their marketing activities. The marketing plan must be reviewed by the Travel Agency Sales Center before additional AD75s will be awarded.