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

FEB
20
2020

Are Corporate Hotel Programs Riding the Traveler Experience Wave?

North America

Based on GBTA research, this session will discuss how buyers can improve satisfaction with...

MAR
9-10
2020

Fundamentals of Business Travel Management™

Europe

Designed as a comprehensive guide to the key areas of managed travel, GBTA’s Fundamentals ...

MAR
17
2020

Reduce Traveler Stress - Find the Missing Gaps in Your Travel Program

North America

Find the critical gaps in your travel program such as cancelled flights, parking, and meal...

JUN
15-16
2020

Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™

Europe

The Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™ course builds off of the Fundamenta...

SEP
14-15
2020

Fundamentals of Business Travel Management™

Europe

Designed as a comprehensive guide to the key areas of managed travel, GBTA’s Fundamentals

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

GBTA Polls Global Buyer Members on Concerns About the Coronavirus

February 4, 2020

In mid-January, the first cases of the new coronavirus began to be reported. The virus was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and has continued to spread quickly across the globe. Since then there have been mandatory quarantines, canceled airline flights, and serious effects on the global financial markets.

Sustainability, Traveller Wellbeing and the Latest Innovative Solutions, Were the Hot Topics of GBTA Conference 2019 Munich in Partnership with VDR

November 21, 2019

Munich, Germany (21 November 2019) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and German business travel buyer association VDR – wrapped up their sixth successful joint conference in Europe this week with record-breaking attendance and top-notch education.


Sustainability Hasn’t Translated into Travel Policies, But Is an Important Topic for Travel Managers

November 21, 2019

Alexandria, VA (November 21, 2019)— Sustainability is a hot topic, but it is one that has not translated into the overall corporate travel program, according to new research out today from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in partnership with SAP Concur. With more emphasis expected on sourcing with sustainable suppliers in the coming years, this is yet to be rendered into the overall travel policy with one-third (33 percent) of travel managers saying that they either mandate (6 percent) or encourage (27 percent) travelers to book with suppliers using sustainable practices.

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).


Why GBTA Membership?

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Networking

Connect with the largest global business travel network.

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Industry Research

Access timely reports and research from every segment of the business travel industry.

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GBTA On Demand

Access to videos from global events, education sessions, webinars, industry voices interviews, and more.

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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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