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.


2016 Annual Holiday Gala

BABTA would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2016 Holiday Gala for making this a successful event!  We would also like to recognize our Donors for their generous contributions.  Please click here to view our list of Donors.

This event was made possible through the effors of the following individuals:

2016 Gala Committee:

Lindsey Berg
Suzie Chickeles
Gyasi Edwards
Judy Emma
Gary Murakami

Jenny Sabineu
Lisa Shenefiel
Greg Sweeney
Christopher Wang

2016 Gala Volunteers:

Fnu Aakanksha
Joy Aaring
Lindsey Berg
Jeff Brand
Jim Bruels
Mary Campbell
Nida Chem
Amanda Chorro
Ivan Cloar-Zavaleta
Terry Davis
Laura Durakovich
Judy Emma
Toni Escamilla
Rob Fugett
Al Gilbert
Kendra Haines
Mona Hamilton
Cyndy Hayes

Stephanie Hiatt
Tom Hood
Tyler Lefeber
Jerry Locsin
Cynthia Lopez
Lucy Lu
Karen Morrison-Perry
Gemma Newlove
Eva Noskova
Ryan Pierce
Trish Owen
Mazie Rice
Jenny Sabineu
Amanda Sanchez
Lisa Shenefiel
Natalie Suozzi
Tammy Tau

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.