GBTA: The Voice of the Global Business Travel Industry
Engaging the many voices of global business travel to build our collective future. We bring the global business travel industry together so our members can learn from and inspire one another, develop as businesses and individuals, represent our common interests, and collectively move the industry forward.
Uniting the Business Travel Community
Community building is an essential component of GBTA’s mission. We seek to strengthen the bonds that hold the business travel industry together, providing opportunities for connecting at a corporate and personal level. GBTA brings buyers and suppliers together to both deepen existing relationships and form new ones. We enable individuals to connect with their peers, grow their network, and eventually give back to the industry – sharing their insights with peers or as mentors to future travel leaders.
GBTA is the hub for the business travel industry to come together to grow their career and travel program through learning. From the essentials of travel management to research and member polls on hot topics to peer learning and insights, we provide the forum for members to learn about what is important to them. By drawing on the insights of our members from across the industry, we create space for all parties to share their perspectives, gain a deeper understanding of evolving best practices, and debate the issues that will drive the future of business travel.
Global Reach, Local Focus
With members from across the world, GBTA has the privilege and duty to represent the many varied voices of the global business travel community. As we continue to grow internationally, we aspire to provide the space for learning and debate on the global trends that affect us all, but with the understanding that the impact of these trends and how to address them will vary locally. And when there is clear consensus across the industry, we will advocate for our common interests to represent our members to their regional policymakers.
As the business travel industry’s largest member-focused organization, we seek to provide the learning, community building, and advocacy the industry needs to continue to evolve and thrive. This responsibility demands that we maintain the highest level of professional integrity, a passion for our work, and consistent and transparent communication about our processes, goals, and decision making. By working together, we will build a business travel industry and community that we can be proud to share with future generations.
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA’s members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA delivers world-class education, events, research, advocacy, and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts.
Our focus is to equip our members with the knowledge and resources necessary to navigate the rapidly changing business travel landscape resulting in improved managed travel programs, top line business growth, and exemplary careers. We do this through the following:
GBTA, Our Voice
GBTA believes business travel is a fundamental force for good, and as an industry we must come together to innovate and set new standards. With members from across the globe, we engage the many voices of business travel to build our collective future, providing a platform for buyers and suppliers to come together, connect with peers, grow their network, and shape the future of our industry.
As the hub for community, learning, and advocacy, GBTA provides members with tools to advance their career and expand their knowledge, creating a space for all parties to share their perspectives, evolve best practices, and debate the issues that matter. Together, we are building a global business travel industry and community we will be proud to share with future generations.
Bylaws as of August 2022