Fundamentals of Business Travel Management

Course Description

Designed as a comprehensive guide to the key areas of managed travel, GBTA’s Fundamentals curriculum includes a full range of topics including safety, policy, trends, performance and more. Participants in this course gain a better understanding of business travel management and make themselves indispensable to the business travel needs of their organization.

Scholarships are available for GBTA Members that have met the course requirements. Please note this is a virtual event.

What You Will Learn

  • Overview of Travel Management
  • Travel Policy
  • Creating a Service Model
  • Strategic Sourcing / Vendor Management
  • Travel Technology Basics
  • Data and Analytics / Measuring Success
  • Travel Risk Management

Who Should Take this Course?

  • Those wanting a better understanding of business travel management practices 
  • Travel Managers wanting to learn the latest in travel management 
  • Regional / District Sales Managers for travel suppliers looking for a solid foundation in travel management 
  • Administrative Assistants 
  • Human Resources Professionals 
  • Meetings & Events Professionals
  • Risk Professionals 

What to Expect

The program covers 7 modules and includes 4 two-hour live sessions with an instructor. View March syllabus.

Pricing & Registration

Member $450 USD  |  Nonmember $550 USD

Registration for the March session is open up to March 12.  Register Now


Upcoming Courses

Course dates are subject to change.



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Syllabus - March Session

Registrants will receive course materials covering seven modules before March 2. Participants will need to complete a recorded session and prep work prior to each virtual session. Participants will meet virtually on the dates, March 12, March 19, March 26, and March 31.

Course Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET Each Day

March 2: Review Welcome and case study

March 3: Review Modules 1-3

March 12: Virtual Session Module 1-3

March 12: Review Modules 4-5

March 19: Virtual Session Module 4-5

March 19: Review Modules 6-7

March 26: Virtual Session Module 6-7

March 31: Virtual Session Wrap up



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