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

Conferences & Symposiums

OCT
16-17
2019

GBTA Western Canada Conference 2019 - Calgary

Calgary, Canada

October 16 – 12:00pm - 8:00pm
October 17 – 8:30am - 4:30pm

This year’s conference will continue to expand the event platform to incorporate the key industry economic drivers for western Canada impacting business travel...

NOV
12
2019

GBTA Conference 2019 - Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina

MAR
18-19
2020

Webinars & Online Courses

Summit

NOV
7
2019

WINiT Gala 2019

New York City, NY

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

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…


GBTA’s 5th Annual Media Day Broadcasts Breaking News From Nearly 30 Companies

 / August 7, 2019

(Chicago, IL) August 7, 2019—The Global Business Travel Associations—the voice of the business travel industry held its 5th Annual Media Day on August 4, 2019 at GBTA Convention 2019 in Chicago. Media Day features breaking news from prominent travel companies. This year showcased 29 announcements. Below is a recap of…


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…


GBTA Announces Newly Elected Members to Global Board of Directors at GBTA Convention

Admin / August 7, 2019

CHICAGO (August 7, 2019) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry, announced five newly elected members to its global Board of Directors following the 2019 election during GBTA Convention in Chicago. Bhart Sarin, Director, Procurement Operations and Travel, Corporate and North America, Ingredion Incorporated,…


GBTA Announces Launch of New Accomodations RFP

 / August 5, 2019

Alexandria, VA (August 5, 2019) The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced the launch of the new Accommodations RFP. The updated RFP reflects the changing marketplace to include various accommodation solutions that buyers are using and considering for their travel programs.…


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Industry Research

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GBTA On Demand

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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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