The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) announced the relaunch of the GBTA certificate in corporate travel execution (CCTE) in partnership with Cornell University Executive Education and the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business’s, School of Hotel Administration, a global leader in hospitality business education.
“The CCTE program is an industry recognized qualification for business travel professionals,” said Suzanne Neufang, CEO, GBTA. “We are delighted to be able to partner with Cornell University to offer a premium education opportunity to GBTA members aspiring to advance their knowledge in travel and business best practices.”
The CCTE curriculum is designed for corporate buyers and suppliers either overseeing a managed travel program or offering travel-related products and services. The program is recommended for those with at least three years experience in the the business travel industry and focuses on critical business travel topics including accounting and finance, human resources, sales strategy, risk and legal issues and travel procurement. The course will be taught by Cornell University professors who teach and research in business, travel and hospitality.
For the first time the course will be delivered virtually enabling more GBTA members from around the world to participate. On completion of the program, delegates receive the CCTE certificate from GBTA and Cornell University.
“The CCTE program was a turning point in my career. As a long-time travel agency employee it gave me the broad training and network to take the next step: Director of Account Management, VP of Commercial Division and now on to the buyer side as an Indirect Commodity Manager responsible for global travel, expense, corporate card and travel risk. I supplemented this course with my GTP a few years later. The training and networking have made all the difference to my confidence and effectiveness in the travel industry. I highly recommended this course,” said Dan Schwartz, indirect commodity manager – global travel with Allegion PLC.