Welcome to the
Bay Area Business Travel Association!


Our Mission

The Bay Area Business Travel Association’s programs are designed to further the understanding of corporate travel management practices and trends. BABTA provides opportunities for corporate (direct) travel suppliers and purchasers to share perspectives on pertinent industry topics. Membership criteria help maintain an equal balance between the two groups, thereby providing views from all vantage points.
Founded in 1975, the organization has over 200 members from different locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, representing firms in all types of business: manufacturing, insurance, utilities, banking, computer hardware and software, biotechnology, law and construction. BABTA is affliated with the Global Business Travel Association.

The Importance of Advocacy

We encourage you toclick on the links below to view these important videos from GBTA:

The Importance of Advocacy – GBTA Video of Government Relations Committee Chair Dianne Bradley: https://youtu.be/UehWaP1bdEw

2016-17 GBTA Initiative – Rules of the Road/Navigator:


 A Message from Your Past President - BABTA Wants You...

Dear BABTA Member,  

Board elections for 2017 are just around the corner! There are 6 positions open and elections will take place after the October BABTA meeting.  

Make 2017 All About YOU!  A position on the BABTA Board can help you to:  

  • Expand your Network
  • Make a difference for BABTA members by helping to shape our chapter
  • Impact your career development  

My time on the Board of Directors has been invaluable, both professionally and personally. It's a great opportunity to understand the inner workings of running our organization.   It's tremendous exposure to all BABTA members and beyond. While we take care of serious business for our members, we like to enjoy our time together as well.

We hope you'll consider running for one of the open positions and join us in the fun and rewarding adventure that is BABTA's Board!

For your consideration our open positions are:

VP Business Development - The Vice President, Business Development shall be responsible for directing all fundraising activities and securing sponsorships.

VP Government Relations - The Vice President, Government Relations shall serve as the Association’s liaison to the GBTA Government Relations Department.

VP Membership - The Vice President, Membership shall be responsible for and preside over the Membership Committee, monitor attendance at the monthly meetings.

VP Public Affairs -The Vice President, Public Affairs shall be responsible for the quarterly newsletter, photography, and historical records. In addition, this office shall promote the awareness of and enhance the image of the Association.

VP Technology –The Vice President, Technology shall have primary responsibility for the Association web site and be the primary liaison between the Association and the web-hosting service provider.

VP Venue Selection –The Vice President, Venue Selection shall preside over the Site Selection Committee and shall be responsible for the selection of the meeting sites, and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the President or the Board of Directors.

To discuss the open positions and time commitment, please contact me, Judy Emma at PastPresident@babta.org.

All nominations must be received by Wednesday, October 12th.

Thank you on behalf of,

Judy Emma, GTP, CCTE
BABTA Past President 2016-2017, Chair of 2017 Nominating Committee
And the 2017 Nominating Committee:
  - Mark Ziegler
  - Pete Gold
  - Joe Suggs


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Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)

BABTA is an official chapter of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) whose members represent major corporations and travel suppliers. Along with BABTA, the global organization provides members with information on the latest technical and service advantages within the industry, as well as current legislative issues involving travel costs and safety matters affecting business travel.