Education is the foundation for the existence of the GBTA Tampa Chapter, founded in 1988 by a group of travel industry leaders that wanted to raise the knowledge and professionalism of those individuals whose careers were in managing or selling travel related services. Each of our monthly meetings is designed to provide current, leading edge information to our membership, and to create a comfortable social environment where networking and peer recognition can be accomplished informally.

GBTA Tampa Chapter supports the pursuit of professional certification through the Globall Business Travel Association’s programs and educational offerings. Due to our affiliation with GBTA, GBTA Foundation (formerly Institute of Business Travel Management) and the CPC (Chapter President’s Council) we are able to offer educational scholarships for a variety of programs.


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Global Travel

Professional™ (GTP) Certification:

Solutions For A Successful Career

The GBTA Academy is designed to power the careers of business travel professionals using education and certification to fuel recognition and advancement.  Whether you are new to business travel management or have decades of experience, streamlining processes to cut costs and operate more efficiently is critical.  With programs offered face-to-face and also online, world-class education and certification in business travel management is attainable.

Have questions about the Academy?
Email [email protected] or call 703-684-0836.


Education Programs

Fundamentals of Business Travel Management

Manager-Level Education Program

Global Leadership Professional® Program



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The Global Leadership Professional® Designation consists of several components, beginning with a 2-day on-site session with Wharton Professors. During this session, work groups will be formed and industry related projects will be assigned. Over the following 9 months participants will receive additional instruction from the professors via three web-based virtual classrooms, as well as working independently and within their groups via email and conference calls. There will be a final 1-day on-site session during which the participants will finalize their projects and presentations for delivery to their industry peers at the GBTA Convention.

 The Certificate of Professional Development is required before beginning the GLP Designation program.

 Online Training, Training Workshops and Webinars

Online Training (New offering!)

Training Workshops 

GBTA Online Training





Scholarship information from TBBTA.
Please click here for information about TBBTA sponsored scholarships.

GBTA Foundation (formerly IBTM)
An affiliate of GBTA, the GBTA Foundation, offers several educational scholarship opportunities to a variety of programs, including those listed above and independent studies.