Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is one of the world’s largest professional associations in our industry.  Their global membership includes 9,000-plus business travel professionals, and collectively, their members directly control more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually.

There are two GBTA chapters in Missouri, including the GBTA St. Louis (SLBTA) and the GBTA Kansas City (KCBTA).  Both of these chapters hold monthly meetings that focus on the performance, policies, and best practices of the business travel industry.

GBTA offers Community Memberships, Industry Memberships, and All Access Memberships.  Each subsequent membership offers additional perks and resources that members can use to benefit their profession.  GBTA members gain access to chapter event discounts, scholarship eligibility, the GBTA career center, daily news brief, webinars, certification, and the GBTA membership directory.

In addition to all these benefits, members can also utilize the GBTA Academy, which helps advance the careers of business travel professionals through face-to-face and online programs.  GBTA’s educational programs include the Fundamentals of Business Travel Management, Manager-level Education Program, and the Global Leadership Professional® Program.  Business travel associates can also obtain and/or renew their Global Travel Professional™ (GTP) certification.

Whether professionals want to enhance their career through networking or stay up-to-date with the latest happenings in the business travel industry, GBTA provides a plethora of valuable resources.  To learn more about GBTA and become a member, visit


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