The long strange trip
Travellers' Aid Society
The Travellers’ Aid Society is a private organization which maintains hostels and facilities at all class A and B starports in human space. Such facilities are available (at reasonable cost) to members and their guests.
Travellers’ Aid Society membership may be received as a reward for heroism or extraordinary service to the Society.
Membership in the Society may also be purchased. Such purchase involves avoidance of a “blackball”, and (if accepted) payment of an initiation fee of Cr1,000,000. Only one application per person is allowed. Membership is for the life, and is not transferrable. The Travellers’ Aid Society invests its membership fees and other income; it uses its capital and return to provide benefits to its members. Every two months, it pays dividends in the form of one High Passage to each member. This passage may be used, retained, or sold.