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BABTA Mission Statement

The Bay Area Business Travel Association’s (BABTA) mission is to be the principal source of business travel knowledge and networking in the San Francisco Bay Area. Industry experience is shared through educational events, social interaction, and travel industry advocacy.

  • We believe relationships create value.
  • We believe volunteerism drives success.
  • We believe education makes members more successful.


BABTA Organization

Founded in 1975, the organization has over 150 members from different locations in the San Francisco Bay Area representing firms in all types of business: manufacturing, retail, banking, high tech, shipping, bio-technology, and construction. BABTA is a chapter of the Global Business Travel Association.

BABTA online Auction

The Global Business Travel Association Bay Area Chapter (BABTA) understands the challenges and hardships endured in 2020 due to Covid-19 and look forward to a better 2021. Our members have built careers in the travel industry and are resilient despite extraordinary trials, BABTA will continue to tackle the challenge of supporting our members during this difficult time.  We strive to be the principal source of corporate travel education, networking, and industry advocacy and expect to remain so for many years to come. 

As a result of Covid-19 restrictions we have had to pivot. In place of the annual Gala, BABTA will host an online auction in March 2021 to support the chapter’s ability to help fellow travel industry colleagues.  The online auction is an alternative way to raise funds that will allow us to continue providing educational and networking opportunities in the Bay Area. To accomplish this, we need your assistance.

BABTA is asking your company to donate to this special auction. To make our fund raising a reality, we are seeking unique and interesting items for our event. In previous years, we received certificates for accommodations, local restaurants, and day spas; transportation vouchers; and much more. We welcome creative and fun items you may be able to donate. No item is too small.  More important, all donations are sincerely appreciated.

If you are willing and able to contribute to our auction, complete the donation request form here. All donations MUST be received by Friday, March 12, 2021.  The deadline allows us time to include your donation in the BABTA online catalog before going live.

For every donation valued at $500 or more, we are including additional opportunities to increase visibility within our membership.

  • One complimentary BABTA membership of 12 months
  • Item(s) donated displayed on auction site for a minimum of 1 week
  • Name of donator/company included on email promotions from time of donation through the conclusion of auction
  • Company Logo displayed on BABTA webpage from time of donation through April 2021
  • One Social Media post all BABTA channels in March or April 2021 (donator should provide content)

For donations of $1000 or more, we will include the above plus;

  • Complimentary ticket to the first in-person meeting of 2021
  • Editorial Post via social media and website (this post will require BABTA Board Approval prior to posting)

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

GBTA Information & Resources

GBTA Endorses Postponement of 2020 Hotel RFP Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Apr. 29, 2020

COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Country (interactive map), CDC – this is a great map. You can click on any country in the world and pull up what is happening, including country restrictions.

The First Signs of Optimism Emerge in Latest GBTA Study, Apr. 28, 2020

Please stay tuned as more announcements on what GBTA is doing to get people traveling again are forthcoming.

Travel news from PR News Wire

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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.