1. The world is still a big place.
2. The same rules don’t apply everywhere.
3. For all other issues, see Rule #2.
The world may be getting smaller, but it is not getting any simpler, and the scope of knowledge required of global travel professionals only continues to increase. Data analytics, risk management, and strategic business planning are just a sample of the 45 issues that the new GBTA Global Travel Professional™ certification test covers. It is an in-depth program that requires preparation, testing, and ongoing recertification credits.
Our mission at Radius Travel is to make global work. Everything we do is about being experts and advocates for our customers and creating tailored programs for them. That’s what drove our decision to have our entire sales and account management teams get the GTP™ certification. Radius Travel will be the first global travel management company to achieve this distinction.
How did our teams prepare for the exam? Well, the best preparation is experience, and we have a lot of that. GBTA requires a minimum of three years of business travel-related experience to be eligible for GTP™ certification. Then, using the exam prep resources available on GBTA’s website, our people readied themselves for the test.
The GTP™ certification is more than an added assurance that Radius sales and account management is fully up-to-speed on the skills and issues vital to our business. It’s also a way to support and advance the professional development of the Radius professionals who serve our customers every day. After all, making global work is all about people – our customers who lead their companies to successful travel programs, and our own people at Radius who are dedicated to the specific goals and needs of those customers.