Rebuilding the Travel Industry with the GBTA St. Louis Chapter


By Amy Yount

The Board of Directors for the GBTA (Global Business Travel Association) St. Louis Chapter’s goal is to provide an open forum for the exchange of ideas between the corporate travel workforce, travel industry suppliers, and regulatory agencies, all while having a little fun! They have been diligently planning events behind the scenes for the remainder of 2022 to help rebuild the travel industry in St. Louis.

Recap of the Annual Golf Tournament

The 2022 TopGolf Extravaganza was a huge success! The GBTA St. Louis Chapter had a phenomenal turnout, with over one hundred golfers. This event is always intended for networking and fun.

The silent auction was highly attended, with guests receiving round trip airline tickets, luxury hotel certificates, St. Louis sports memorabilia, local restaurant gift cards, and much more! Donations were given to The Covering House, a charitable organization focused on restoring the lives of sexually trafficked youth in the U.S.

Recap of September Membership Meeting

On September 13, GBTA’s membership meeting had a panel of remarkable travel professionals who discussed the future of travel and what to expect for the remainder of 2022 and beyond. Attendees experienced this meeting at the historically glamourous Magnolia Hotel St. Louis.

Save the Dates:

October 26-27, 2022 – Education Day

Just announced! The opening reception will be held the evening before on October 26th with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Education Day on October 27th will include an extraordinary vendor fair and a hand selection of main stage speakers. More details to come!

December 8, 2022 – Holiday Gala

Can you imagine being in Hawaii for the holidays? Hawaii is coming to St. Louis! The Holiday Gala will be held at Rhone Rum Bar and the theme for the event is “Holiday in Hawaii.” This event will include live music, Hawaiian-inspired food and drinks, indoor sand volleyball, raffles, and incredible prize giveaways that you do not want to miss!

Who Belongs to GBTA St. Louis?

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

Business Travel Leadership with Vision

Each GBTA St. Louis meeting is designed to provide current, cutting-edge information to their membership, and to create a comfortable social environment where networking and peer recognition can be accomplished informally.


Amy Yount is a contributing writer from St. Louis, MO

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