Celebrating Our Nation’s Business Travelers


Here’s to all the road warriors out there – to the business traveler who woke up at 4am to catch an early morning departure, to the jet-lagged traveler struggling to adjust to a new time zone, and to the sleep-deprived traveler whose flight was delayed… again. Here’s to the traveler who nailed his pitch with precision and landed the client, to the recent graduate who explored a new destination for the first time, and to the doctor who traveled thousands of miles to perform life-saving surgeries.

Whether you’re a seasoned road warrior or a once-in-a-blue-moon business traveler, April is all about celebrating you. In honor of National Business Traveler Day on April 24, we’re using the month of April to recognize our country’s dedicated travelers, and we’d love for you to do the same. So, how can you participate?

GET SOCIAL: Now through the remainder of the month, take to social media to share your unique business travel tips and stories using #WeAreBizTravel. Tell us what business travel means to you. Is it a chance to meet clients face-to-face and get business done, an opportunity to connect with a new community, or just an excuse to binge-watch questionable reality TV shows?

If you need a bit of inspiration, here are a few questions to get the creative juices flowing:

  • What is your favorite part of traveling for work?
  • Tell us about the travel tip you swear by.
  • What is your business travel guilty pleasure?
  • Tell us about your first, best, most interesting, most embarrassing, or most productive business trip.

DAY IN THE LIFE: What does a day in the life of a business traveler look like? Share a quick snapshot or video of your day using #WeAreBizTravel.

TWEET THE DAY AWAY: Join our Twitter chat on Tuesday, April 23 for recommendations on how to improve the travel experience and how to alleviate pain points in business travel.

Twitter Chat: Improving the Travel Experience

O que é um bate-papo do Twitter?

Um bate-papo no Twitter é uma conservação pública no Twitter centrada em um tópico ou hashtag exclusivo para conectar pessoas com interesses, questões ou perguntas semelhantes. Um grupo de usuários se reúne em um horário planejado para discutir um tópico predeterminado usando uma hashtag designada.

O apresentador ou moderador twitta uma série de perguntas (designadas com Q1, Q2, etc.) projetadas para facilitar a conversa. Os participantes respondem com base em suas experiências pessoais (usando A1, A2, etc.) e têm a oportunidade de se conectar com profissionais afins no espaço online.

Como funciona?

  1. Log in to Twitter before the chat starts at 2:00 p.m. ET and make sure to follow @GlobalBTA
  2. Every few minutes, we’ll tweet a new question from @GlobalBTA during the chat. To join the conversation, simply tweet a reply to the prompt, retweet or ask a question using our #GBTAchat hashtag
  3. To follow the conversation in real-time, enter the hashtag #GBTAchat into the search bar and sort tweets by “Latest”

SHAMELESS PLUG: Follow GBTA on Twitter, Facebook, e LinkedIn as we share business travel-related comics, videos, and research statistics through the month. We’ll quantify the economic impact of business travel on our nation’s economy and share clips of leading industry executives as they answer the question, “What’s your favorite thing about business travel?”

QUESTIONS? E-mail [email protected].