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I n f o r m e d B u s I n e s s T r av e l
For more than 35 years, NBTA, the National Business Travel Association, has been the source for critical information on the business travel industry. Membership with NBTA keeps you connected and on the cutting-edge of travel management. By joining you can take advantage of NBTA’s industry certiﬁcation programs, valuable publications, educational programs, networking opportunities, advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill and much more. Both your company’s ﬁnancial health and your career will beneﬁt greatly.
Business travel managers can save companies millions of dollars — but only if they are kept apprised of industry trends and forecasts as well as the latest ways to increase value with preferred providers.
NBTA provides travel managers with the information and training they need to balance employee needs with corporate goals—ﬁnancial and otherwise. NBTA is the only association with the comprehensive resources to keep travel managers current and informed.
C e rT i F i C AT e s A N d d e g r e e s
C e rT i F i e d C o r p o r AT e T r Av e l e x e C u T i v e ( C C T e ) NBTA members gain a professional edge by participating in the industry’s only professional certiﬁcation program, the CCTE program. With the CCTE, our members are able to demonstrate their commitment to providing skilled, professional and qualiﬁed travel management solutions to their customers and cost savings for their companies. gloB Al leAdership progrAM NBTA offers the only Master’s level accredited educational program in the business travel industry through its foundation, the Institute of Business Travel Management. Developed in coordination with The Wharton School of Business, the program provides you with the resources and knowledge to create value for your company and customers and to inspire professional achievement and advancement.
p u B l i C AT i o N s
N B TA B u s i N e s s T r Av e l Q uA rT e r ly We connect our members to the business travel world through the NBTA Business Travel Quarterly—our quarterly publication featuring the latest news and information about travel management and NBTA activities. N B TA M e M B e r s h i p d i r e C To ry & B u y e r s g u i d e Striving to connect our members, NBTA gives you instant access to your colleagues and to the industry’s leading solutions providers through the NBTA Membership Directory & Buyers Guide. This essential professional guide for travel managers is available in print and online.
e d u C AT i o N A l p r o g r A M s
e d u C AT i o N Our members are offered cutting-edge educational programming for travel management. NBTA provides a variety of opportunities for professional growth for the entire cycle of your career. We also empower you to provide value-added service to your company. F u N dA M e N TA l s o F B u s i N e s s T r Av e l M A N Ag e M e N T Members can take advantage of our introductory course on travel management. This program educates travel managers on the primary components of managing a corporate travel program, including how to drive savings, increase efﬁciency through technology, benchmark metrics and increase travel safety. Coursework can be completed interactively through the Internet, using an independent studies package or through a two-day classroom session. In each case, the coursework is followed by an online exam. Upon successful completion of the exam, participants receive the CTE, or Corporate Travel Executive designation. N e T s M A rT ™ We provide interactive seminars on hot topics affecting the industry. The seminars allow members to interact regularly through Web-based learning with some of the industry’s most respected experts.
N e T wo r k i N g
i N T e r N AT i o N A l C o N v e N T i o N & exposiTioN Members beneﬁt from attending the premier travel management event of the year! It’s the opportunity to learn from forward-thinking travel management leaders, build your professional network and see the latest products and services that offer business solutions to travel management professionals. i N T e r AC T i v e l i s T s e rv Our listserv allows members to interact with peers, build their professional network and participate in a real-time email listserv. NBTA provides this resource so members can stay connected to important travel management issues. g l o B A l T r Av e l M A N Ag e M e N T exChANge ForuMs (gTMeF) Informal retreats allow members to participate in open dialogues on critical topics, issues and trends from a global perspective. This professional development opportunity enables you to meet with top industry professionals from all over the world in an appealing, comfortable setting. Attend one of our GTMEFs to learn from your global colleagues while also having fun.
NBTA works to keep you connected and on the leading edge of developments in travel management.
A dvo C AC y
g ov e r N M e N T r e l AT i o N s NBTA is the voice of corporate travel in Washington, DC. We represent our members’ interests on Capitol Hill by working with the legislative branch on issues important to travel and travel management. Through the NBTAPAC, and the Legislative Action Center, NBTA members can help keep their issues visible before the nation’s legislators. i N d u s T ry A dvo C AC y We advocate on behalf of the travel manager and promote the importance of travel management. Our members beneﬁt from keeping us apprised of the issues most important to them, allowing us to advocate on federal legislative and regulatory matters. NBTA also works to raise corporate and public awareness about the value of travel management.
It’s never too late to advance your career. Join NBTA today to take advantage of the many beneﬁts!
d o N ’ T j u s T TA k e o u r wo r d F o r i T …
“Having been a member of NBTA for several years, I can directly relate much of my success to this association, both personally as well as professionally. I have been able to hone my skills in general management, as well as in speciﬁc areas of travel management. From a personal standpoint, I am far more familiar with the leaders in our industry, their views and styles, as well as local industry personnel. I would recommend membership to anyone who seeks to further the development of their career in these turbulent times.”
Craig A. Banikowski, CCTE, CMP Corporate Director, Enterprise Alliances—Corporate Procurement, First Data Corporation
j o i N N B TA To dAy !
We invite you to join NBTA and take advantage of the beneﬁts provided to you and other corporate travel management professionals around the world. As a member of NBTA, you can participate in special committees that will help shape the future of your industry. Your participation means that NBTA does more than represent your interests; we work with you to advance them, drive results and develop solutions. These opportunities ensure that NBTA provides its membership with the most relevant and important information available in the marketplace. Join NBTA today to realize and maximize the full beneﬁts of your managed travel program.
Online and in print, NBTA members have access to a wealth of critical business travel information.
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Make plans to attend the NBTA International Convention & Exposition, July 16–19, 2006 in Chicago. Don’t miss the business travel industry event of the year!
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