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.


BABTA 2017 GBTA Convention
Scholarship Opportunity

Dear BABTA Members,

Each year we are very pleased to offer exclusive scholarships as part of our commitment to support career advancement and industry education. We encourage you to review our annual GBTA Convention Attendance Scholarship description below. We hope that you will find this opportunity exciting and complete the application for submission prior to the deadline.


BABTA has committed to offering two scholarships in 2017 valued at $3,000 each.  The scholarships are for two BABTA members, one Allied member and one Direct/Corporate member, to attend the 2017 Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention.  This year’s GBTA Convention will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, July 15-19, 2017.  Each award can be used toward airline tickets, hotel charges, ground transportation and registration fees for the Convention.  All winners will be required to write an article describing their Convention experience for the BABTA Blog.

To apply for a scholarship, please view the eligibility requirements then log into the BABTA website and click here to submit your application (you must be logged in as a member on the BABTA website to access the application).

Applications must be submitted by Friday, February 17, 2017 and notifications will be sent out by Friday, February 24, 2017.

For additional information, please contact Amanda Chorro, Scholarship Committee Chair, at VPSpecialProjects@babta.org.

Thank you,
BABTA Scholarship Committee

2017 BABTA Scholarship Application (click here to access)
(Log into the BABTA website as a member first, then click the link to access the application)

The Importance of Advocacy

We encourage you to click 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:

Let your voice be heard!

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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.