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GBTA is the voice of the global business travel industry.  Our news, editorials and perspectives bring to life the latest business travel industry insights, trends, advocacy, events, research and education.

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GBTA’s mission is to be the leading source of business travel knowledge worldwide. This knowledge is created through education, research, networking and advocacy delivered on demand.

  • We believe members come first. 
  • We believe in marketplace transparency.
  • We believe volunteerism drives success.   
  • We believe relationships create value.


Reach the global $1.4 trillion business travel industry through GBTA to tell your story, generate sales leads, reach your customers and deepen client relationships. Learn more

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Learn more about GBTA Research, the world’s largest collection of business travel industry research, RFP templates, benchmarking tools, and archived webinars. Learn more


GBTA advocates for policies that better the business travel industry, representing travel buyers and the travelers they manage. Learn more

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GBTA Chapters connect you with business travel professionals and education in 39 markets across the Unites States.   Each local chapter provides unique perspectives and compelling benefits through education, networking and scholarship opportunities.

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GBTA’s 14 Committees set the direction of the business travel industry across major categories of interest including; aviation, hotels, meetings, risk management, sustainability, government relations, payment solutions, technology and sports, media and entertainment.  

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Survey Reveals Broad Sphere of Influence of Travel Departments Across Their Organizations

November 20, 2019

Alexandria, VA (November 20, 2019)—Travel managers widely collaborate with their corporate stakeholders, according to research out today from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), in partnership with BCD Travel. Most travel managers work together with stakeholders from finance/accounting (79 percent), human resources (66 percent), security/risk management (63 percent), C-level (61 percent), and legal/compliance (59 percent).

GBTA Announce 2019 Luoma Winner

November 20, 2019

Munich, Germany – (November 20, 2019) The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) — the voice of the global business travel industry – honoured Gehan Colliander, as the recipient of the prestigious Luoma Award at the GBTA Conference 2019 in Munich.

GBTA and VDR Kick Off Annual Business Travel Conference In Munich

November 19, 2019

(November 19, 2019) The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) — the voice of the global business travel industry – and German business travel buyer association VDR, today launched its GBTA Conference 2019 in partnership with VDR.

WINiT Honors Outstanding Leadership in the Advancement of Women in Travel-Related Industries

November 14, 2019

Alexandria, VA (November 13, 2019)— WINiT by GBTA, a network driving positive change for the career mobility of women in the travel-related industries, announced the winners of the inaugural WINiT Awards at WINiT Gala 2019 in New York City.

Business Travelers Sentiment Remains Strong With Most Frequent Travelers Wanting Even More Travel

November 13, 2019

Alexandria, VA (November 13, 2019)—Business travelers remain optimistic and sentiment remains strong despite economic headwinds in some parts of the world. Senior-level business travelers including senior/executive management (74 percent) and directors (77 percent) agree the health of the economy is excellent, according to the second wave of research out today from the GBTA Business Traveler Sentiment Index™ in partnership with RoomIt by CWT™, the hotel distribution division of CWT.

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