Founded in the year 1986, Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) is a professionally managed trade organization that tends to regulate the Indian travel business keeping close coordination with the set of strong business ethics and code of conduct. In present times, TAFI has a membership of over 1400 renowned names from the travel industry. Being a responsible body in the travel scene, TAFI itself is a member of two of the most reputed trade organizations- UFTAA (United Federation of Travel Agents Associations) and WTAAA (World Travel Agents Associations Alliance).
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Being a non political, non commercial and not-for-profit body, TAFI
focuses on certain key elements in the industry and has a set of
objective to supplement it:
- To safeguard the interests of the travelling public and maintains
high ethical standards within the travel trade through better
communications and awareness about regulations.
- To protect the interests of those engaged in the industry, to
promote its orderly growth and development, to safeguard the travelling
public from exploitation by unscrupulous and unreliable so-called Travel
- To spread greater awareness and updated information on travel to
efficiently cater to the needs of the travellers from within India and
- To ensure compliance of Rules, Regulations and Guidelines sent by
the Consulates, Government Authorities, Airlines etc.
Who can be its Member
TAFI has got eight specific categories for the members under which membership is available for IATA Accredited Travel Agents and Tour Operators, Branch Offices of IATA Travel Agents and Tour Operators, Airlines, Hotels, Car Coach rental, Cruise Lines, Travel Service Intermediaries and so on. All prospective members are subject to the rues and regulations of TAFI and need to meet the requirements convincingly.
TAFI is run by a Managing Committee that ensures high standards of quality service and ethical dealings by the members while a traveller approaches them. The Code of Conduct makes sure that the member companies provide clear, true and relevant informatio0n to the traveller.