Exploring the Magic of the Season with GBTA St. Louis


(published May 21, 2024)

by Amy Yount

Through ongoing collaboration and strategic planning, the GBTA St. Louis Board of Directors has been leveraging its collective knowledge and experience to position its chapter as a thought leader in the travel industry.

Highlights: A look back at the GBTA St. Louis Board of Directors’ recent events!

Topgolf Event
Whether attendees were avid golfers or simply there for fun, the event offered a dynamic opportunity for networking and an unforgettable silent auction experience.

Holiday Gala
A night to remember at the The Pennywell St. Louis Downtown Hotel with “A Christmas Story”-themed event. Live music filled the air as guests enjoyed holiday classics and participated in a very competitive Ugly Sweater contest!

January Membership Meeting
The elegant Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis Chesterfield hosted an informative panel discussion centered on the crucial topic of Travel Risk Management, with a focus on the significance of duty of care and understanding of traveler expectations for safety.

GBTA Leadership Summit 2024
GBTA St. Louis Board Members Becky Schlereth, Barry Draper, and Charmian Aaron attended this prestigious event in Richmond, VA. The summit provided a vigorous platform for learning, professional development, and collaboration.

Big Announcement! St. Louis has been selected to host the GBTA Leadership Summit in 2025, bringing in over 200 travel professionals to the region.


March Membership Meeting
Amidst the delightful Missouri Botanical Garden, Fanny Everard, Program Manager of Sustainability at GBTA, shared valuable insights and perspectives on the latest sustainability trends shaping the future of travel.

Save the Dates 2024

May 21 – Membership Meeting
August 22 – Education Day
October 24 – Topgolf Event
December 5 – Holiday Gala

Who Belongs to GBTA St. Louis?

Membership is open to all individuals who are engaged in travel, transportation, lodging, educational development, and associated professions.


For more information regarding membership and benefits, contact membership@stlbta.org
For sponsorship opportunities, contact businessdevelopment@stlbta.org

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