Travel Agent Communications

PED 09/02/2012

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Avior Airlines Accepts Visa and MasterCard

Effective with sales issued on Monday, September 03, 2012 (PED Sept. 09, 2012), Avior Airlines (742/9V) will begin accepting Visa and MasterCard as forms of payments through ARC.

Summer 2012 was a busy time for fraud!

It might have been summer, but the fraudsters certainly didn't take a vacation! Over the past three months, ARC alerted agents to several different types of fraud:

  • June - Phishing Emails Targeting Travel Agents
  • July - Fraudsters Posing as Employees or Corporate Reps
  • August - Domestic Tickets for Family Members Needing to Travel Immediately

Learn more about identifying and preventing fraud on ARC's fraud prevention resource page. We'll guide you to our fraud alerts, e-ticket security information, credit card red flags, credit card acceptance and chargeback prevention information, and much, much more. If you haven't had time to review recent fraud alerts, take some time now to read and distribute them to everyone in your agency. Log into your My ARC account at, find the Customer Support tab at the top, and click it to navigate to the fraud prevention resources.

If you have received fraudulent emails or calls, contact ARC's Fraud Prevention department at or (703) 816-8137.

New Features Added to Memo Manager

We are pleased to announce on Thursday, August 30, we made a few updates to Memo Manager. Changes include the following additions:

  • A Close Date search option added to the Advanced Search option
  • A Quick View link added to the Memo Details page
  • ID and Entity Type included on the Memo Detail page's correspondence field
  • The ability to submit a Quick View search using the Tab + Space keys

For more details on these enhancements, please reference the release notes. If you have any questions about Memo Manager, please contact our Customer Care Center at (855) 816-8003.

Tip of the Week: Are you considering a change in ownership or entity type?

There are five different types of ownership changes involving a reallocation of shares or change of entity type.

  1. If the agency will have a transfer of 30 or more percent of its shares, with no new
    , please use Form 651.
  2. If the agency will have a transfer of 30 percent of its shares with new shareholders,
    please use Form 652.
  3. If the agency will be changing its entity type with no new owners, please use Form
  4. If the agency will be purchasing an existing ARC agency to add as a branch, please
    use Form 654.
  5. If the agency will be changing its ownership and entity type, please use Form 655.

Access these forms here.

If you have any questions, please contact the Customer Care Center at (855) 816-8003 or We'd be more than happy to walk you through the process.

Please distribute the ARC TAC among staff and colleagues.

ARC Customer Care Center | Tel. (703) 816-8003 | Fax (703) 816-8039 |

ARC Corporate Communications | Tel. (703) 816-8525 | Fax (703) 816-8168 |