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.

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Fundamentals of Business Travel Management

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.

  • Overview of Travel Management
  • Managing the Supplier Relationship
  • Security and Risk Management
  • Travel Technology Basics
  • Measuring Success: Trends, Forecasting and Reporting Value
  • 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

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.

  • Strategic Planning
  • Buyer and Supplier Relationships
  • Travel Program Administration
  • Data Analysis
  • 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.

  • 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.