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.


2017 CPC Scholarship

Each year, the Chapter Presidents' Council (CPC) grants scholarship awards to individual members of chapters or affiliates that are in the CPC. This year the CPC will award up to $6,300 in individual scholarship funds. Maximum scholarship amount per individual will be $1,500. GBTA has generously extended the early bird deadline for Convention Registration to June 15th for any scholarship recipient.

March 3, Scholarship Application opens
March 24, Scholarship Application closes

Who is Eligible:
Any Direct or Allied Member in good standing with their local Chapter/Affiliate during the 2017 season.

The Fine Print:

  • One application per member may be submitted
  • Scholarship is valid for one (1) year from date of award
  • A member can only win a scholarship once every 2 years
  • Scholarships cannot be used for any competitor events

Scholarship Application

If you have any questions, please contact Robert McKay, CPC Scholarship Committee Chairperson at 203-984-5395 or rmckay@carlsonwagonlit.com.

The CPC 2017 Scholarship Committee:

Robert McKay - Chairperson - Connecticut Westchester Chapter
Stacey Day - Dallas Fort Worth Chapter
Bernie Fautch - North Central Chapter
Sam Keene - Virginia Chapter
Robert Zimmerman - Wisconsin Chapter

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.