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Membership

Thank you for your interest in joining PBTA. Registration for 2019 PBTA Membership is now open!

Why Join?​​​

PBTA devotes the bulk of its resources to the education and professional skill development of our members. 

 

Understanding that corporate business travel is at the crossroads of change, PBTA 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.

Success in any business begins with establishing relationships among professionals in its industry. 

 

By actively participating in monthly meetings and other exciting events, PBTA members network and establish the professional relationships necessary for success. 

 

Promoting the healthy exchange of ideas and information, PBTA 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.

At the core of PBTA 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 an organization of interested and motivated individuals, our members have the opportunity to actively participate in the functioning of PBTA, 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, PBTA 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.

Membership types

Honorary

To qualify, retirees:

  • must receive Board majority vote

  • may not vote or hold office, however, may serve on committees.

  • membership may be subject for review if employment in another travel capacity is taken

Student

Must be enrolled full-time in a Hospitality/Travel Management education program at an accredited institution. This member may not vote or hold office, however, may serve on committees.

Direct

Business travel services buyers for other employees

  • of their company

  • administer travel policies for their company

  • plan and/or manage meetings for their company

  • $100 Annually

Educator

Hold a position as a full-time Instructor at an accredited institution, teaching courses related to the field of Travel/Hospitality Management. This member may not vote or hold office, however, may serve on committees.

Allied

Available to corporate business travel suppliers, technology providers, travel service providers, payment platforms, and consulting firms. $125 Annually