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October 2020 Joint Education Day

October 22, 2020
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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Grand Hyatt at SFO
55 South McDonnell Road
San Francisco, CA 94128

Joint BABTA/SVBTA Education Day: Staying Connected

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Information and Resources from GBTA:

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.


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 President's Message

April 2020

Your GBTA Bay Area Chapter (BABTA) Board is here to support our travel industry members.  

Staying connected and in touch is what makes a difference during these daunting times:

  • Our monthly education sessions are being moved to a virtual platform until it is safe for us to meet in person again.
  • We are creating networking events via Zoom calls.
  • We are adding relevant content to our social media. Be sure to follow us on all channels.

We want to stay in communication with you so you can continue to receive all BABTA emails.  Please log into your profile on the BABTA and/or GBTA websites to add your personal email.  Many are losing their jobs and we are unable to keep in touch with you via your company email address.  Be sure to verify the address via the automated email sent by the site. If you are unable to log into your profile, reach out to us at [email protected].

This is the time to use your BABTA network. Reach out to connect with your fellow travel industry colleagues and check in on each other. Everyone has feelings of distress and unease.  Now is the time to share a kind thought, a warm wish, or make a friendly gesture.

We don’t heal in isolation, but in community.  Stay well!

Best regards,



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.