Gain a Comprehensive Understanding of Business Travel Policy

The Fundamentals of Business Travel Management course is designed for travel buyers and suppliers who want a deeper understanding of the foundational elements of a corporate travel policy. The course is taught by industry professionals with over 20 years of experience in both shaping travel policy and educating business travel managers. Learners will gain a better understanding of business travel management and make themselves indispensable to the needs of their organization.

Did You Know? The first two of seven modules of the course are free for GBTA Members in the Hub in 2024!

Upcoming Courses

September: Singapore Standard Time – SGT time zone

Lead instructors:

Koreen Barbara
Kenji Soh

Session Dates: September 5, 13,19, 26
Live Classes Weekly, 1:00PM – 3:00PM SGT
Registration Deadline: August 29

Members: Special $99 introductory rate!
Nonmembers: $675

October: Central European Time -CET time zone

Lead instructor:

Simone Buckley

Session Dates: October 1, 8, 15, 22
Live Classes Weekly, 1:00 PM CET (8:00 AM EDT) – 3:00 PM CET (10:00 AM EDT)
Registration Deadline: September 24

Members: $295
Nonmembers: $675

What to Expect

Learners should expect to spend up to 2 hours per week on course pre-work. The virtual classes are engaging, on-camera sessions combining lectures and discussions with a focus on weekly modules. At the end of the course, participants will be emailed an electronic Certificate of Completion. Learners are required to attend each live session over the four (4) week period.

GTP holders will earn 14 GTP® Recertification credits.

Become an Indispensable Travel Management Expert

Course Takeaways

  • Real-world case study on travel policy application
  • New connections with industry peers and expert instructors
  • A practical understanding of how to plan, establish and improve a corporate travel policy

Key Topics

  • 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

Meet our instructors


Koreen Barbara
Global Travel Manager

Koreen Barbara is responsible for managing the McDonald’s Travel Program. Traveler experience is at the forefront of all her work ensuring the right technology, solutions and suppliers are available to meet the demands of the modern business traveler today and tomorrow.

Her career covers more than 23 years in the travel industry gaining experience and insights across the globe working in Australia, London, Chicago and now Singapore. She has had much success in managing global and regional travel programs delivering value, transformation, innovation and focusing on continuous evolution.


Kenji Soh
General Manager, Southeast Asia
FCM Travel Asia

Kenji has close to 15 years of experience in the travel industry, most notably spearheading strategic travel management at world-leading financial service and consulting companies. Having started his career in Aviation and currently the Southeast Asia General Manager for FCM, he brings about a blend of experience across the corporate travel spectrum.

A strong advocate for the industry and talent development, he is part of the GBTA APAC Advisory Board and active in nurturing future talents.

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Simone Buckley
Strategic Advisor
ISON Travel

Simone has a wealth of experience in the corporate travel sector having previously held roles on both the buyer and supplier side of the industry. Most notably she held the CEO position at ITM (Institute of Travel Management), for seven years where she was responsible for the commercial and strategic success of the association. The ITM is the UK partner of GBTA (Global Business Travel Association).

Currently based in London, UK, Simone started her career in business travel nearly 30 years ago as a reservations agent and has subsequently worked in a variety of roles across both national and global Travel Management Companies holding senior positions at Carlson Wagonlit Travel, TripActons and Fello.

In 2016, Simone was inducted into the AWTE Influential Women in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality honors list.


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