GBTA: Your Global Hub for Business Travel®
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA’s 7,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA and the GBTA Foundation deliver world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts.
GBTA Buyer Member Demographics
- The world’s largest group of Fortune 1000 business travel buyers
- 65% of GBTA Buyers report an annual travel volume of US$10 million or more
- GBTA buyers represent over 20 industries
- Membership includes professionals from over 60 countries
- 32% of GBTA buyers are director level and above
GBTA Southern Africa
GBTA Southern Africa is the first buyer-led South African business travel and meetings network, created through the merger of ITMSA and GBTA. GBTA Southern Africa is a chapter of the non-profit company GBTA Africa and provides the best possible support, information and opportunities to enable members to achieve best practice in managing travel spend effectively and to maximise the profitability of their organisations.
The network ensures for the first time that business travel and meeting professionals with a Southern Africa remit have access to the best education and training, research, benchmarking tools and events through the collective voice of a professional, buyer-led community.
The network was first established in 2006 as ITMSA and then became GBTA Southern Africa in February 2013 and will be continuously developed over the coming years to ensure a progressive approach in Southern Africa to the sharing of knowledge, best practice
GBTA Southern Africa promotes the belief that efficient and effective travel management requires good planning, strong negotiation skills, effective communication and a keen knowledge of current trends and business travel providers.
What We Do
GBTA Southern Africa aims to provide the best possible support, information and opportunities to enable members to achieve best practice in managing their travel spend effectively and to maximise their contribution to the profitability of their organisation.
GBTA Southern Africa promotes awareness that efficient and effective travel management not only needs good planning and negotiating skills but also a keen knowledge of current trends and products available in the inter-related sectors of air, ground transportation and hotel accommodation. We aim to consult with government departments; educational establishments; the travel trade and with business organisations in all sectors.
GBTA Southern Africa encourages dialogue and open debate between all parties involved in the supply and purchase of business travel services. We also provide members with meaningful and effective networking opportunities. GBTA Southern Africa contributes to consultative groups involving many of the major airlines, hotel groups and ground transport providers.
We aim to establish and maintain a position as the leading professional body for business travel management in Southern Africa by promoting best practice and a professional code of ethics.