Government Relations: The Collective Voice of the Business Travel Industry

Business travel spending is a $270 billion annual investment in the U.S. economy …driving 440 million business trips, industry growth, jobs and U.S. competition in global markets.  Government policies must support, not hinder, business travel. 

With more than 6,000 members, GBTA represents the business travel industry – buyers and suppliers – and more than 30 million business travelers around the globe.

What we do

Government Relations advocates policies that benefit the business travel industry.  Along with GBTA members across the country, we educate members of Congress, their staff, and agency officials about:

  • How business travel stimulates economic and jobs growth

  • Government policies that facilitate business travel

  • Government policies and taxes that discourage or impede business travel

  • Benefits of efficient travel buying and selling

How you can make a difference

Get involved! Government representatives need to hear from you - their constituents - about policies that facilitate rather than impede business travel. Unwise policies cost the business travel community time, money, and business opportunities.  From increasing risk-based passenger screening to modernizing the air transportation system to expanding access to the U.S. through the Visa Waiver Program, your representatives need to know that their actions matter to you. Click the links below to learn more.