The TAAI has over 2,500 travel agent companies as its members.
"We once again request you (Civil Aviation Ministry and Air India) to ensure that accredited member travel agents are given due respect and permitted to promote and sell airline seats... on all sectors that are being operated by Air India under the Vande Bharat Mission," it said.
Moreover, Air India should withdraw its statements asking the passengers to report any issue of overcharging by travel agents for flights under Vande Bharat Mission.
"Such communications (of Air India) are demeaning to our member agents in the trade who you call 'Travel Partners'."
The TAAI has written two letters on this matter -- one on July 30 and another on August 6 -- to the Civil Aviation Ministry
and Air India.
On July 29, Air India had said on Twitter that passengers booking tickets through travel agents on international flights operating under the Vande Bharat Mission must not pay more than the fares mentioned on Air India's website.
It had added: "Passengers facing any issue of overcharging by travel agents may kindly write to us on email@example.com."
Scheduled international passenger flights continue to remain suspended in India since March 23 amid the coronavirus pandemic.
However, since May 6, special international flights were being operated by Air India under the Vande Bharat Mission to help people stranded abroad reach their destinations. Private carriers too have operated a certain number of flights under this mission.