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Professional Associations

Below you’ll find a list of our current professional associations. ScanAm is proud to belong to some of the most recognized institutions in (and out of!) the travel industry, and we’re committed to upholding the ethical practices of our memberships.

Please click on each image or heading for further information available on each association’s homepage.

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Scandinavian American World Tours, Inc. BBB Business Review


Better Business Bureau (BBB)

Founded in 1912, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is an organization whose mission is focused on maintaining an ethical marketplace between buyers and sellers. The BBB’s rigorous standards are uniform across the United States and Canada, and all businesses must adhere to a set of eight principles which define a standard of trust. As part of an accreditation process by the BBB, ScanAm is required to build and maintain trust with its clients, advertise and communicate honestly, be open about the nature of our business, honor our agreements, respond professionally and in good faith to our clients, safeguard the data we collect from our clients and/or potential clients, and embody integrity in all our transactions.

IATAN Registered | Scandinavian American World Tours

International Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN)

IATAN is a not-for-profit, membership-based international network of travel agents and corporations under the umbrella of IATA (International Air Transport Association) intended to promote professionalism and integrity throughout the travel industry. Members are accredited and recognized globally, and are required to meet and uphold industry standards including a past history of experience in the field and adherence to ethical business practices.

ASTA Registered | Scandinavian American World Tours

American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA)

The world’s largest country-specific association of travel professionals, ASTA, is the leading advocate for the travel industry and the traveling public. ASTA members commit to a code of ethics encompassing 9 separate tenants which are aimed at strengthening trust and communication between a business and its clients. An ASTA membership certifies that a business or individual has met the standard of trust, cooperation, confidentiality, responsiveness, disclosure, and accuracy expected of agents and agencies nationwide.

ARC Registered | Scandinavian American World Tours

Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC)

ARC, successor to an operating division of Airlines for America following deregulation of air traffic in 1978, is one of the oldest leading U.S. authorities in the airline industry; it is the single record of truth for data collection of airline ticket transactions, covering approximately 60% of the world’s passenger air tickets*. Being an accredited Verified Travel Consultant (VTC) of the ARC community means we can offer you access to an even broader supplier base from which to book travel. As holders of an ARC agency identification number, we tap into a worldwide database that recognizes our accomplishments and standing within the travel industry.

TAP Registered | Scandinavian American World Tours

Travelers Against Plastic (TAP)

TAP is an organization of individuals engaged in practicing a healthier lifestyle. Scandinavian American World Tours has been committed for over 35 years to conservation efforts in Scandinavia and beyond through participating in environmental programs like TAP. Our commitment to partner with these programs and organizations, green hotels, and numerous internationally recognized nonprofit conservation institutions allow us to do our part in supporting green operations. We feel that big things have small beginnings and that we all play an important part in promoting a more sustainable way of life.