FAQs

New Members/Applicant FAQs
Event Registration FAQs
Renewal FAQs
Member Information Changes
Payment Information
Fees 
Mailing Address

 
  New Members/Applicant FAQs

Q:

I am interested in joining BABTA. What do I need to do?

A: 

Fill out our online Membership Application.  The fee for new members is $175. A BABTA membership representative will email you a welcome letter once your application has been approved by the Board of Directors. Applications are reviewed for approval at the monthly Board meetings that are held on the same day as the monthly meetings. Complete applications with payment will be considered for approval.
 

Q:

Once I am a member, how do I obtain a user ID and password?

A: 

Once your membership has been approved, your user ID and password will be emailed to you. 

 

Event Registration FAQs

Q:

When are the monthly meetings?

A: 

The meetings are the third Thursday of each month and generally begin at 5:30 pm. BABTA does not schedule a program in November or during the same month as the GBTA convention, which is usually held in July or August. Traditionally, BABTA also schedules a joint meeting with Silicon Valley Business Travel Association (SVBTA) each year, and a Holiday Gala which traditionally occurs in December.
 

Q:

How will I find out about where the meeting is taking place?

A: 

Please click on the Events tab, and then click on the event you are interested in attending. You will see location information for that event including a link to a map where you can get driving directions.
 

Q:

How do I register for the monthly meetings?

A: 

Please click on the Events tab, click on the event you are interested in attending and then click on Register for Event. Be sure to log in before registering for the event to ensure you get member pricing. The cost per meeting is $65 for members, and is non-refundable. You may pay for event registration online with the use of a Visa, MasterCard, Amex, or Discover. In addition to viewing a confirmation of successful registration, you will be emailed a confirmation once you have successfully registered for an event.
 

Q:

How do I know for sure if I am registered for an upcoming meeting?

A: 

You will receive an email confirming your registration. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE AN EMAIL CONFIRMATION, YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED.
 

Q:

What if I want to send a check for a monthly meeting?

A: 

BABTA does not accept checks for pre registered meeting attendance. (Checks will only be accepted for late registration fees for walk ups at $85 for members and $125 for non-members).
 

Q:

Can I register for a meeting at the member rate without logging on with a password?

A: 

No. In order to take advantage of the  member rate you must be logged on to the site. Guests can register without a password at the non-member rate.
 

Q:

A: 

If I am not a member of BABTA, but a GBTA or other BTA member, can I attend the monthly meetings at the BABTA member rate?
No. Only official BABTA members may attend at the BABTA member rate.

Q:

I have registered for the meeting, but now I cannot attend due to a business/personal reason. Can I get my money back?

A: 

No. Meeting fees are non-refundable.
 

Q:

I am registered for a meeting I cannot attend. Can someone else from my company go in my place?

A: 

Yes. Please email the BABTA membership representative with your replacement’s name and title at least one week prior to the BABTA meeting. (Walk up name changes will be honored; however a pre-printed name badge will not be available).
 

Q:

I paid for one meeting and cannot attend. Can the money be transferred for a different month?

A: 

No. Meeting fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
 

Q:

 How many times a year can I come as a guest?

A: 

Two times per calendar year.
 

 

Renewal FAQs

Q:

I am a current BABTA member, and need to renew my membership. What do I do?

A: 

Please login to the Members Only section. Click on the Member Dues link and submit payment online with your credit card using Visa, MasterCard, Amex, or Discover card.
 

Q:

What if I plan to renew by check?

A: 

Membership renewal fees are only payable online with a credit card. 
 

Q:

When will my membership expire? 

A: 

 Your membership will expire on the anniversary of the date that you joined.  Members are allowed a 30 day grace period after the expiration date to pay their renewal fees, after which you'll need to rejoin as a new member.

 

Member Information Changes

Q:

An individual with a BABTA membership has left our company.  Can we designate another employee to take over the membership? 

A: 

No, the BABTA membership stays with the individual. (Please see the answer to the following question for additional information)

Q:

I am leaving my current position, can I retain my membership?

A: 

Yes, the BABTA membership stays with the individual.  To change your company name, log into the BABTA website as a member, click on 'My Account Info', and scroll down to 'Company Name' in the Business Information section and enter your new company.

However, a BABTA member may elect to transfer their membership to another individual within their company, by notifying the VP Membership by email.    A $75 name change fee will apply; please click here to pay the fee online, and submit the online membership name change request.

 

Payment Information

Q:

What if I want to send a check for a monthly meeting/name change/new membership application?

A: 

BABTA does not accept checks for pre registered meeting attendance, name changes or new membership applications. 
  

Q:

Can I use my debit card for a meeting/name change/membership application?

A: 

Yes you can use a debit card.
 

Q:

Can I use an ATM card that requires a PIN?

A: 

No.
 

Q:

Can I use someone else's credit/debit card in my organization?

A: 

Yes, you will be required to have his/her billing address information in order for the transaction to be processed.
 

  Fees
Q: What are the current BABTA Membership Fees?
A: 

Following are the current fees:

Membership Dues:
$175  New Membership
$175  Renewal
 
Monthly Events (Except Gala and other special events):
$ 65  Member
$100 Guest/Non-Member
$ 85  Member Walk-in Registration
$125 Guest/Non-Member Walk-in Registration

 

 Mailing Address

 Q:

 What is BABTA's mailing address?

 A:

 BABTA
 Post Office Box 1794
 Fair Oaks, CA 95628