Why Join?

The Tampa Bay Business Travel Association (TBBTA) is an official chapter of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), providing an important forum for the exchange of information, education and ideas among travel industry professionals. Our membership is comprised of representatives from local corporations and leading travel industry suppliers working in Tampa Bay area.

Why Join?:

Programs and Education:

TBBTA devotes the bulk of our resources to the education and professional skill development of our members. Understanding that corporate business travel is at the crossroads of change, TBBTA believes that a complete and intimate knowledge of the travel industry is crucial to the success of its members. Throughout the year, educational programs are held on a wide variety of topic's affecting business travel management; from new developments in technology to changes in local and national purchasing trends.

Networking:

Success in any business begins with establishing relationships among professionals in its industry. By actively participating in meetings and other events, TBBTA members network and establish the professional relationships necessary for success. Promoting the healthy exchange of ideas and information, GBTA Tampa Chapter enthusiastically welcomes the challenges of the 21st Century and vigorously represents and supports the needs and interests of those involved in the fields of business travel.

Volunteerism and Leadership:

At the core of GBTA Tampa Chapter are volunteers who compose our officers and committees. Accomplished and respected professionals in the travel management industry, they focus on specific issues which will affect our members. Because we are a collective of interested and motivated individuals, our members have the opportunity to actively participate in the functioning of Tampa Chapter, gain the experience to grow professionally and assume leadership positions. By providing an information network where those pursuing careers in travel management can associate closely with industry leaders on important issues, GBTA Tampa Chapter is the ideal venue for individuals of all abilities and backgrounds to work together and effect real and lasting change in an important aspect of the local business community.

Member Benefits

No matter your role in the industry - novice or seasoned professional - GBTA Tampa Chapter offers a comprehensive array of valuable business resources designed to keep you informed in an ever changing industry, such as:

  • Industry Benchmarking - Learn best practices and benchmarks for your travel programs from your peers.
  • Networking - GBTA Tampa Chapter provides a networking forum for direct travel buyers and travel industry suppliers.
  • Education - GBTA Tampa Chapter is devoted to communicating the latest industry trends and facilitating professional dialogue through regular educational seminars, newsletters, and other educational forums.
  • Professional Development - CCTE, GTP, CTE, GNBTA and other scholarship opportunities to help you grow as a travel industry professional.
  • Volunteer - The association allows each member a variety of ways to be actively involved in TBBTA and the travel industry.
  • Global Affiliation - As an official chapter of the Global Business Travel Association, GBTA Tampa Chapter will keep you updated on legislative developments and other issues regarding safety, service and the future of the corporate travel industry.
  • Member Discounts - Receive a discount when you apply for State of Florida membership allowing access at our neighboring chapter meetings.


We hope you can take advantage of the valuable programs we offer to keep you connected, informed and strategically positioned for success in the corporate travel industry.

Membership is open to all individuals who are engaged in travel procurement, transportation, lodging and associated professions. Please complete your Member Application to join, or email your questions to contact@gbta-tampabay.org with any questions you may have.