The Fundamentals of Business Travel Management™, Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™ and The Fundamentals of Strategic Meetings Management courses aid business travel professionals to gain a better understanding of key components of the industry. Each course targets specific audiences based on experience and knowledge.

Upon completion of the Fundamentals or Advanced Principles courses, participants will receive a certificate of completion. Designations and certifications are not associated with the Fundamentals of Business Travel Management™ or Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™ courses. Please contact pd@gbta.org with any questions.

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Fundamentals of Business Travel Management

Virtual Event

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.

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

*Participants will need to complete a recorded session and prep work prior to each virtual session.

**Dates for this course are subject to change

General Course Information

Review Welcome and case study March 2

Review Modules 1-3 March 3

Virtual Session Module 1-3 March 12

Review Modules 4-5 March 12

 

Virtual Session Module 4-5 March 19

Review Modules 6-7 March 19

Virtual Session Module 6-7 March 26

Virtual Session Wrap up March 31

  • 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
  • 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 

 

Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management

Virtual Event

The Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™ course builds off of the Fundamentals curriculum to aid business travel professionals in increasing their knowledge of the industry while also expanding on their professional skills. This course is designed for travel buyers overseeing a managed business travel program and suppliers offering travel-related products and services.

  • Friday, January 15th
  • Friday, January 22nd
  • Friday, January 29th
  • Friday, February 5th
  • Final Wrap Up – Wednesday, February 10th


Course Time: 10:00-11:30 AM ET Each Day

**Dates for this course are subject to change
 

General Course Information

January 11: Recording and Resources Distributed for Virtual Session on January 15th
January 18: Recording and Resources Distributed for Virtual Session on January 22nd
January 25: Recording and Resources Distributed for Virtual Session on January 29th
February 1: Recording and Resources Distributed for Virtual Session on February 5th
February 10: Tie It All Together – Case Study

  • Travel Policy Compliance
  • Travel Risk Management
  • Data Strategy
  • Category Management, Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management
  • Travel Managers and Directors
  • Procurement or Fiscal Managers overseeing travel budgets
  • Regional/District Sales Managers for travel suppliers
  • Professionals with three of more years of business travel experience
  • Professionals aspiring to sit for the Global Travel Professional® (GTP) Exam

 

The Fundamentals of Strategic Meetings Management

Pioneers and thought leaders in meetings, procurement, and travel management have collaborated to create a road map and share best practices on how to create and manage an effective strategic meetings management program for your company.
Dates:
2021 – Delivery Method TBD

  • Introduce strategic meetings management
  • Review key program components
  • Establish partnership strategies
  • Build a strategic meetings management business case
  • Create a funding model
  • Collaborate on a business case
  • Corporate Meeting Planner
  • Travel Manger
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Third Party Planner/Sourcing Agency
  • Hotelier
  • DMC/DMO

Please note: additional regional courses may be added.