About Southern Africa and Africa
The Global Business Travel Association Southern Africa (GBTA SA) is a Not-For-Profit company (NPC) registered as a Section 21 company. The funding for our activities is generated from revenue derived from strategic marketing partnerships, membership fees, educational workshops and research projects.
The GBTA SA is a travel buyer led community of business travel professionals who encourage dialogue and learning through a series of relevant and strategic educational events. Underpinning these events whether virtual or in-person, is encouraging beneficial relationships amongst all business travel professionals empowering both the Buyer and Supplier community.
GBTA South Africa is the platform for the travel industry to collaborate, communicate and connect. We drive dynamic changes in the workplace, from the way people work, to new attitudes towards managing risk and improving sustainability. Join Today >
Make the business travel connections that matter most to you, your career, and your business. Take advantage of these valuable membership benefits and programs – tailored and targeted to support your success in the Southern Africa corporate travel industry. Africa Events >
Share the vision of GBTA Southern Africa which is to empower our members through education. This is achieved in a business travel environment operating in a spirit of mutual trust and respect, which is built on a solid foundation of knowledge, facts, shared challenges and practical solutions. Learn about becoming a Partner >
Why GBTA South Africa?
Increase business travel industry knowledge with a wide range of free webinars, and as member view archives at any time.
Join 9,000 + global members, and connect via GBTA’s member only networking and collaboration tool, GBTA Hub.
Don’t fall behind, the business travel environment is constantly in flux. GBTA has 1,500+ resources to keep you abreast of the latest news and research.
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Make the business travel connections that matter most to you, your career, and your business. Take advantage of these valuable membership benefits and programs – tailored and targeted to support your success in the Southern Africa corporate travel industry.
Your membership entitles you to discounted registration rates to all events in South Africa. You will become a member with the entire Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) family and our affiliate associations around the world. Take advantage of preferred registration rates, and advance registration for all educational and networking events.
Upcoming GBTA Africa Events
GBTA Africa and Southern Africa provide members with the following networking and learning opportunities:
- An annual conference
- Workshops that address relevant business travel topics and issues
- Travel buyer focus groups (restricted to travel buyer members only)
- Additional workshops and meetings in response to critical issues arising in the industry from time to time
GBTA Southern Africa Strategic Partners
Considering that the business travellers make up a very small percentage of the Southern African population by numbers, the contribution to the fiscus is significant. With an estimated R26Billion collected via BSP in 2019, we can safely say that 80% of that was booked travel for corporate customers.
It remains a relevant and important sector to the Southern African travel market and now more than ever, the GBTA SA must step up and plot the way forward for outbound travel. A strong Association gives us a seat at the travel and tourism table, the ability to have a voice in the face of our stakeholders which includes the National Department of Tourism, the Tourism Business Council, the respective airline, hospitality and tourism associations and the Airports Company of South Africa.
The affiliation we have with the global brand of GBTA positions us well to keep our members abreast with international developments and ongoing learning. The future of the corporate travel industry must be shaped by those who are directly impacted from an experience and costing perspective.
The GBTA SA is that association that must take the control and create the future that best suits our members. This cannot be done alone, we are entirely dependent on our partners and our members to ensure the forward plans for a safe, secure and risk-free travel environment are plotted carefully and in a cost efficient manner.
We appreciate your support and commit to providing you with the value your contribution deserves.
What we offer our Partners
- A unique environment to network with corporate travel buyers in a relaxed and congenial environment;
- An opportunity to contribute to education within the corporate travel environment; and
- A platform to create an awareness of your brand and business objectives with current and potential clients.
GBTA Southern Africa Leadership
GBTA South Africa Board of Directors
GBTA Southern Africa is run by a South African board of directors, all volunteers. The Board composition has been structured to protect the integrity of GBTA South Africa – i.e., as a buyer led organisation. As such, the positions of Chairman and Chairman Elect are reserved for buyer members. Each Director shall continue to hold office from the date of his election to office until the Annual General Meeting which is for two years following upon their election. The directors are elected by voting members of GBTA Southern Africa.
Head, Travel & Marketing Sourcing Procurement Department
Rand Merchant Bank
Group Travel Coordinator
Robyn Christie just saying …
Deputy Director: Strategic Procurement
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer
GBTA South Africa Contact Information
Nicky du Plessis
Manager, Operations and Member Support
+27 (0)10 109 0962
+27 (0)82 577 7104