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What We Do 


Read about GBTA's commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility.

 

GBTA connects the business travel world and promotes the value of business travel management.

 

Travel costs typically represent a company’s second or third-largest controllable expense. And just as business travel is closely linked to the U.S. economy, so is professional business travel management linked to the achievement of a company’s goals and objectives. 

 

The authoritative voice of the business travel community is the Global Business Travel Association (formerly the National Business Travel Association), representing over 5,000 corporate travel managers and travel service providers who collectively manage and direct more than $340 billion of expenditures within the business travel industry, primarily for Fortune 1000 companies. 

 

GBTA is the source for critical information on the business travel industry. For more than 40 years, the association has dedicated itself to the professional development of its members and the advancement of the business travel management community through advocacy, education and training, and networking opportunities. 

 

Through the efforts of its member committees and professional staff, GBTA monitors developments in the business travel field and provides time-sensitive research and critical industry information. The association also takes the industry's story to the media and the public, and represents the industry's interests on Capitol Hill. Committed to the advancement of the business travel profession, GBTA offers numerous education and training opportunities and holds an annual international Convention

 

GBTA acts as the parent organization of more than 40 US chapters that provide regionally specific services to their members and work to support the business travel industry at the grass-roots level. The association also serves the global business travel community through GBTA Canada, GBTA Australia/ New Zealand, GBTA MexicoGBTA Europe, and GBTA South America.

 

Learn more about GBTA's Mission and Strategic Plan >>

 

GBTA Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

GBTA is dedicated to putting CSR policies into practice everyday to promote sustainable social, environmental and economic benefits and to encourage and educate membership on CSR. Specifically, the Association has made community outreach and the environment the focus of its CSR program.

 

Read more about the GBTA CSR Principles