Your unfair advantage for success in business travel

Gain direct access to a global set of specialized tools, resources, insight, and services designed specifically to address the demanding needs of business travel professionals like you.


Networking

Connect with the largest global business travel network

Connect with an unprecedented network of business travel professionals from around the world. Find subject matter experts within the business travel industry, either from your desktop on gbta.org or in person at one of GBTA’s many events throughout the year.

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Global Member Directory

Find and connect with fellow GBTA members in a wide variety of travel buyer and supplier roles who are experts in specific segments of the business travel industry. GBTA offers the largest and most extensive business travel network in the world, with access to full contact details, so you can easily connect when it’s convenient for you.

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GBTA Events

Access member-only discounts to attend over 400 annual world-class local, regional, and international business travel events from GBTA including the largest business travel event in the world, GBTA Convention®.

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Member-only Online Networking

All members have direct access to GBTA Hub, the largest online network of qualified global business travel industry professionals. Participate in online discussions with your business travel peers on topics of interest to you, and gain timely insight and feedback just when you need it most.

Industry Research

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

Get access to a wealth of knowledge and global business travel industry resources from GBTA, including: insightful research, timely survey responses, RFP templates, archived webinars, and more.

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Resource Library

Browse the world’s largest single collection of specific business travel industry research and information on a wide range of topics: from travel technology to corporate travel policies to business traveler satisfaction and global business travel spending. Nearly 2,000 individual global business travel resources are available to view and download.

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RFP Templates

Gain direct access to a comprehensive set of industry standard RFP templates developed by GBTA Committees from across all major travel spend categories. These RFP templates have been used by large and small corporations alike to successfully manage and lower their cost of travel.

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Benchmarking Tools

GBTA members get free access to the business travel industry’s largest and most in-depth source of business travel spend data. Benchmarking categories includes data for air, car, and hotel travel spend. Measure and compare the health of your corporate travel program with assessment tools including: Strategic Meetings Management, Travel Risk, Technology, Sustainability, and Overall Program Management.

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Research Librarian

Need help answering a tough business travel question? GBTA offers members direct access to a dedicated Research Librarian to assist with hard-to-find answers to burning business travel questions.

Professional Development

Keep up with industry changes and expand your skills

Expand your thinking and your industry knowledge with business travel education from GBTA. Stay up-to-date with the latest best practices most critical to your business — from travel trend analysis and risk mitigation to new technology tools and financial management.

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Industry Webinars

Members have free access to over 80 new industry webinars per year. Webinars consist of regularly scheduled interactive sessions with respected industry leaders on a wide spectrum of specific business travel industry topics. Past webinars have included discussions about ancillary airline fees, use of mobile technology as a business travel management tool, and the GBTA Business Travel Outlook.  Missed a webinar?  No problem. All webinars are available to members to view later on demand at your convenience.

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Daily News Brief Email

The business travel industry changes daily, which can make it very difficult for busy travel professionals to keep up. Members receive the GBTA Daily News Brief to stay up to date on the industry latest news, information, policies and trends that shape the business travel industry.

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Online and In-Person Classes

Learn best in a classroom environment?  GBTA offers a wide spectrum of courses at member discounts that meet your specific development needs, and help you succeed in your role and advance in your career. Courses include the Fundamentals and Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™, and the Global Leadership Professional Program® delivered in partnership with the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. Online courses on topics ranging from meetings management to sustainability are frequently offered.

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Global Travel Professional® Certification

Obtain a member-only discount when you take the GTP exam and attain the industry’s only recognized professional certification for business travel professionals.

Career Advancement

Accelerate your business travel career

Be the first to know about new career opportunities, and stay current with recent changes in the business travel industry that can influence the trajectory of your business travel career.

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GBTA Career Center

Gain access to the most recent, most relevant, and largest set of global job postings for new business travel roles in the industry. Need help updating your resume, preparing for an interview, or developing a career plan? The Career Center offers resources and tools custom-tailored to meet your needs. If you need a little more direction, individual career coaching is available from career management professionals for an additional fee.

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GBTA Ladders Mentoring

For passionate industry leaders, the GBTA Ladders Program represents an opportunity to pass on wisdom acquired over the course of a meaningful career. You can guide new members of the corporate travel community by helping them build connections, industry knowledge, and new skills. For members just starting out on their career journey in business travel, the connections to senior leaders is a rare and invaluable way to jump-start your career.

Industry Advocacy

Make your impact on the business travel industry

Members of GBTA have many opportunities to shape, lead, and direct the future of the business travel industry and the business travel profession. Get involved and help to lead the direction of business travel.

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Your Voice in Washington and Brussels

GBTA advocates on behalf of member interests and provides an outlet for the voice of our members to be heard by those in government shaping policy that impacts the business travel community.

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GBTA Legislative Summit

Obtain a member-only discount to attend this exclusive event in Washington, DC with other members from across the United States. Become immersed in the latest business travel regulatory issues and meet one-on-one with your Congressional representatives to advocate for policies that protect our industry and ensure its crucial contributions to the economy.

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GBTA Committees

Have a passion for business travel?  Join over 1,000 of your global peers who contribute their skills and expertise to global committees, industry advisory councils, and regional and local boards annually. Volunteer positons with GBTA are designed to fit into the busy schedules of travel professionals and allow them to contribute as much or as little as their time allows.

GBTA Member Types and Pricing

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Direct Membership

Buyers of business travel services for other employees of their company, or those that administer travel policies for their company or those that plan and/or manage meetings for their company.

$370

Includes one-time, $25 new member activation fee

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Education, Government, Non-profit Direct Membership

Employees of college or university, federal or state government, or non-profit organization who manage business travel services/systems for employees.

$100

Includes one-time, $25 new member activation fee

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Indirect Membership

Outsourced travel managers who are buyers of business travel services for employees of their client, or those that administer travel policies for their client or those that plan and/or manage meetings for their client, with no sales, marketing, or general client management responsibilities.

$370

Includes one-time, $25 new member activation fee

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Allied Membership

Corporate business travel suppliers, technology providers, travel service providers, payment platforms, consulting firms, financial analysts and other travel-industry affiliated professionals who provide goods and services to our Direct (buyer) members.

$420

Includes one-time, $25 new member activation fee

Join Today

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All Access Membership (US Members Only)

GBTA All Access Membership includes a Direct, Indirect, Allied, Education, Government or Non-profit membership plus GBTA Community Chapter membership.

Save $50 when you bundle your membership purchase. 

 

$495 Direct

$545 Allied

Join Today

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Europe Membership

If you are joining GBTA Europe, you can join through a partner association or directly through GBTA. Partner associations are located in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, UK, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Portugal.

 

Visit GBTA Europe for information on joining via a partner.

All Access Membership

Get the best of all worlds when you combine a local and global membership

GBTA All Access Membership includes the benefits of Chapter Community Membership and GBTA Industry Membership. GBTA has over 30 Chapters across the United States that represent GBTA on a local level. Each GBTA Chapter provides educational and scholarship opportunities for business travel professionals to advance their education through regular meetings and networking opportunities.

What is the difference between Community and Industry Memberships?

Community Membership - Member of a local GBTA Chapter only.

Industry Membership - Member of the Global Business Travel Association only.

All Access Membership - Member of GBTA at both the Industry and Community level.

Questions about All Access Membership?  Email allaccess@gbta.org.

Benefits Community Membership Industry Membership All Access Membership
Discounts for Chapter events
Eligible for Chapter Scholarship
Chapter voting rights
Member rate at all Chapter events  
GBTA Career Center
GBTA Daily News Brief*
GBTA webinars*
GBTA Online Training   Discount Discount
GBTA Academy classes   Discount Discount
GBTA Certification   Discount Discount
GBTA Hub  
GBTA Member Directory  
GBTA Benchmarking tool  
GBTA events   Discount Discount
Member dues – new $175 $370 D / $420 A $495 D / $545 A
Member dues – renew $175 $395 D / $395 A $520 D / $520 A
Membership Discount $0 $0 $50

*These new benefits are individually valued at over several hundred dollars, and are now available to GBTA Community Level members with an official GBTA chapter