Member Group

Administration Committee

The Administration committee members are responsible for the annual review and audit of BABTA’s bylaws.  The purpose of the audit is to: 1) determine if any updates/revisions to the current bylaws are warranted and 2) ensure BABTA’s bylaws are aligned with GBTA’s bylaws.  If applicable, the committee is also responsible for the submission of a proposition-to-amend to the Board of Directors for review and the membership for approval.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Committee

The goal and objective of this committee is to foster an environment within BABTA membership that promotes diversity & inclusion. The BABTA Board realized in today’s climate,  there is a need within our industry to support and embrace diversity.  Establishing  an inclusive environment with our membership, culture, equity, outreach efforts and events.  Volunteer to join us as we pave the way to embrace diversity in thought, experience and opportunities that will ultimately serve everyone . We will meet once a month to set strategy to support our intention.

Government Relations Committee

GBTA advocates for policies that improve the business travel industry, representing corporate travel buyers and travel suppliers.  Government Relations Committee members will assist BABTA and the VP, Government Relations to support the legislative initiatives of GBTA and to share information and activate initiatives in informing members of the current legislation affecting corporate travel.

Holiday Gala Committee

The Holiday Gala Committee on three phases of the Holiday Gala: 1. Solicitation of donations from air, car, hotel and other vendors to be used in the raffle and silent/live auction. 2. Assisting with different tasks the night of the event (i.e. registration, silent auction, live auction, auction check-out, etc) 3. Following up to make sure payment is received for all auction items and sending out thank you notes to all who donate. The committee is ongoing from late August-December. 5-10 hours total.

Membership Commitee

Individuals on the Membership Committee will meet once a month on a date to be determined. They will be responsible for the annual membership drive, registration process at monthly meetings, mentor program for new members and assisting the VP of technology with fielding questions. 1-2 hours per month.

Nominating Committee

Members of the Nominating committee will assist with organizing the election process by collecting ideas, recommending and soliciting potential candidates who may be interested in serving on the Board. The ballot preparation process as well as the tabulation of the ballots will also be the responsibility of the nominating committee. New officers will be announced by the nominating committee. 2 hours per month.

Prize Drawing Committee

The Prize Drawing committee members are responsible for the selling of raffle tickets and the solicitation of prizes. Commitment of time includes attending meetings to sell tickets and soliciting prizes. 1-2 hours per month.

Programs Committee

The Programs Committee facilitates the organization of programs focusing on educating members on our evolving industry. Our main goal is to identify major topics within the travel industry that will be beneficial to existing members, both Direct and Allied, as well as enticing new members to want to be a part of our organization.

Public Affairs Committee

The Public Affairs Committee members are responsible for promoting the awareness of the Association and its events through social media.  Committee members also may assist with taking pictures at BABTA events which are posted on the website and on social media. 

Scholarship Committee

The Scholarship committee meets a minimum of two times in the March-May time period to establish the different types of scholarships to be offered to the BABTA membership. They will be given a budget as approved by the Board of Directors from which to work. They will work with the VP of Technology to create and send out a scholarship application and will subsequently meet to determine the winners. Persons on the committee may apply for a scholarship but must excuse themselves in the final determination process. Maximum 4 hours.

Special Events Committee

The Special Events Committee is looking for individuals who are interested in creating new initiatives and organizing events for BABTA Members. These projects include but are not limited to Education Day, Joint Meeting, Community Outreach and mixers. Volunteers will assist in planning and carrying out duties the day of the project/event. The committee is ongoing through out the year and will meet at different times depending on the event. 1 to 2 hours per month.

Website and Technology Committee

The Website and Technology Committee needs your assistance. Any BABTA member interested in contributing articles, stories, profile or ideas for the website and blog are welcome to join the committee. We are also looking for fresh ideas to aid in the efficiency and level of engagement at our meetings. If you have 1-2 hours a month to meet to share ideas and have a passion for next generation tools and aps, please join us!