GBTA Announces New Training Program to Prepare Industry Professionals for a Safe Return to Business Travel

The Ready. Safe. Travel. Training Program is open to all GBTA buyers and suppliers

Alexandria, Virginia (March 26, 2021) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the world’s largest business travel association and worldwide leader in education, research, networking, and advocacy for the industry – proudly announces the Ready. Safe. Travel. Training Program to unite, educate and engage all levels of the business travel industry.


This virtual training program will span over four weeks in May, with sessions being held virtually each Wednesday (May 5, 12, 19, 26) for three hours. Each weekly session will focus on a different component of returning to business travel: being ready to hit the road again; safe ways to restart travel; and continuing to keep travelers informed and comfortable when travel begins again. There is a global as well as regionally-specific component to the series.


By completing the training program, participants will receive designation as a Ready. Safe. Travel. Specialist, demonstrating their commitment and knowledge of post-pandemic advancements of business travel. Participants can also earn Global Travel Professional® (GTP) credits for attending.


“GBTA created this curriculum exclusively for our buyer and supplier members to help them transition business travel and its practices beyond the pandemic,” said Suzanne Neufang, CEO of GBTA. “With a focus on risk and duty of care principles, emerging travel tools and supplier advancements, participants of the program will come away armed with all the essentials for a safe return to business travel.”


This training program is the latest phase of GBTA’s Ready. Safe. Travel. Campaign, launched last fall with the objective of bringing awareness to the importance of the business travel industry to the global economy, advocating for a timely and safe return to business travel, and to provide Association members with the education and tools to do so.


Early bird registration ends March 31. For more information or to register for the Ready. Safe. Travel. Training Program before the price increases, click here.



David Leibowitz (NORAM), 602-317-1414, [email protected]

Nikki Stimson (EMEA), +44(0) 7764 618199, [email protected]



About the Global Business Travel Association

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 9,000-plus 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. To learn how business travel drives lasting business growth, visit

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