Leadership

GBTA relies upon experienced and dedicated business travel industry professionals to guide its strategy and direction to better serve our members at large, and the business travel industry.  Learn more about our leadership:
 

Voice

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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Mission

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.

Sponsor

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

Professional Development

Power your career with business travel education and certifications to fuel recognition and career advancement. Learn more

Research & GBTA Hub

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

Advocacy

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

Upcoming Events

Convention

JULY
25-29
2020

Conferences & Symposiums

MAR
18-19
2020
JUN
8-10
2020

Webinars & Online Courses

Keeping Business Travellers Happy, Healthy and Engaged, At Home and Away

Brought to you by GBTA Europe Risk Committee
10 a.m. EST / 2 p.m. GMT

Traveler Well-being

Brought to you by Swedish BTA
9 a.m. EST / 3 p.m. CET

What Do Business Travelers Want From Hotel Loyalty Programs?

Sponsored by BWH Hotel Group
2 p.m. EST

The Biggest Nightmare or the Greatest Opportunity? Changing Commissions Landscape in Meetings and Events

Brought to you by GBTA Europe Meetings Committee
9 a.m. EST / 2 p.m. GMT

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Regions

Discover the professional development, networking, educational events and resources from GBTA available in your region.

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Chapters

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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Committees

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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Broadcast Studio

GBTA Newsroom

What Travelers Need to Know About REAL ID

November 4, 2019

On October 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will implement the final phase of REAL ID enforcement, requiring Americans to present a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or another acceptable form of authenticated ID to go through airport security checkpoints.

GBTA CELEBRATES AND HONORS THE TOP 40 WOMEN IN TRAVEL

October 31, 2019

Alexandria, VA – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced the Top 40 Women in Travel. These outstanding women leaders were selected due to their contributions to the travel industry.

GBTA STUDY : Are Corporate Hotel Programs Riding The Traveler Experience Wave?

October 30, 2019

Alexandria, VA (October 29, 2019)— More companies are paying attention to traveler satisfaction when conducting hotel RFPs, according to research out today from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), in partnership with Accor. Customer reviews, amenities and hotel brand type are all factors that matter to the road warrior and can play a role in the RFP process.


Innovation and the Future of Business Travel Highlight GBTA Convention 2019

Admin / August 8, 2019

Attendance Surpasses 7,000 With Record Buyer Turnout

CHICAGO (August 8, 2019) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry, wrapped up its 51st annual Convention this week in Chicago. Technology and the future of business travel management were the predominant themes throughout the five-day industry gathering that brought together over…


Travel Experience Impacts Retention and Reduces Corporate Turn Over

 / August 7, 2019

(CHICAGO) August 7, 2019 – Most travel buyers agree companies can improve employee retention or reduce turnover through various traveler-centric efforts. These include travel upgrades such as business class (80%), better quality technology (80%), more traveler-centric policies (77%), additional time off for frequent travel (73%), better customer service from their…


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Industry Research

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Professional Development

Keep up with industry changes and expand your skills.

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Sponsor & Exhibit

Increase your brand awareness and generate sales leads for your company through privileged access to the global $1.4 trillion business travel industry.

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