Before going global in 2011, many of you know that GBTA was previously the National Business Travel Association (NBTA). However, not everyone will remember that NBTA was not the original name of the association. In 1968, the National Passenger Traffic Association (NPTA) was founded in New York City. Although we have come a long way since then, we will never forget our humble beginnings.
For 50 years, GBTA has provided a platform for managed travel professionals to share best practices, policies and solutions to the industry’s greatest issues. To commemorate this momentous occasion, we put together a timeline documenting major events in the business travel industry over several decades, in addition to milestones for our organization.
Take a look at the progression of our industry here. We look forward to Celebrating 50 Years with each and every one of you at GBTA Convention 2018 in San Diego!