Partners

The BTA industry partnership is a progressive and collective relationship programme that allows for cross industry collaboration and the enabling of debate, discussion and solution resolution across all sectors of the business travel industry. Through partnership with the BTA, our members work with our industry partners to support and promote their key business, marketing and strategic objectives.


BTA partners experience unique access and networking opportunities with our

TMC members and the BTA Board, through a multi layered annual conferences and events calendar


The BTA actively encourages all industry partners to share their voice in the wider needs and issues that impact the whole business travel sector.


Partnership deliveries multiple opportunities to commission and access industry surveys, reports and whitepapers, giving a unique perspective and insight on markets and the latest developments in the business travel industry.


Collectively BTA members represent over 90% of UK managed business travel, £10 + billion in revenues and over 32 million transactions a year.


To find out more about becoming a BTA partner, please contact:

Mark Rodley | markr@thebta.org.uk

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Industry Opportunity


Through the strategic development and objectives of the BTA to promote the business travel sector as a driver for economic growth, industry partners gain access alongside members, to share a considerable voice with all levels of government to collectively improve the business travel experience. 

The BTA strives to improve products and services for the business traveller, to remove barriers for trade for all businesses and to encourage and promote entrepreneurs to focus on the sector . We look to achieve this in collaboration with our industry partners and offer a unique opportunity to share in the BTA goals for the overall benefit of the industry.

The BTA is active in promoting career opportunities and personal development across multiple disciplines in business travel and gives industry partners the opportunity to be involved in the BTA's initiatives in academia, in the BTA training diploma's in business travel and in developing the next generation and rising stars in our industry. 

Representation


As the representative association for the business travel community and TMC's, we work with our industry partners, members and key industry stakeholders to collectively resolve industry wide issues and to raise the profile of the business travel sector.

We lobby government on all issues that impact our industry and the business traveller, including taxation, sustainability, infra structure, industry affairs, regulation and legislation. We ensure that local, regional and national government understand the economic value of business travel to the UK and promote business travel as an investment to develop trade and shareholder value.
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Consultation


The BTA provides either direct access or represents members across all industry sectors with key industry bodies and associations on all matters that impact on the business travel community.
We ensure that the right environment is created to express industry views through collaboration, discussion and debate.

Our breadth of industry involvement and engagement, networking and content development provides an invaluable source for promoting new products and services, resolving issues without confrontation and sharing best practice initiatives to serve the collective corporate client and business traveller requirements.

Discussion & Debate


Join the debate. Connect with our members and add your voice to the BTA's Strategy Groups - Aviation, Hotel & Apartment, Payments and Industry Affairs, People and Industry Talent, Surface Transportation, Conference and Events and Technology.

Make sure you are present at all BTA conferences and events and that you take every opportunity to network with senior leaders in the membership and with your industry peers.

The BTA ensures that all major industry issues faced by the business travel community is part of our bespoke content and sector specific events.
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Networking

The BTA industry partnership provides and includes access to unrivaled networking opportunities and events, with members, supplier peers and key industry stakeholders. Events include:
  • The BTA annual Overseas Conference
  • The BTA annual UK Showcase Event
  • Sector specific Conferences and bespoke industry content.

Branding and Marketing


Being a BTA partner offers a range of opportunities to communicate and promote your business with BTA members and the wider industry through your partner pages, banner advertising, newsletters and listing on the BTA website. 

Opportunities are available for sponsorship at events and to develop research projects, bespoke industry white papers and to host unique content and activities with the BTA members. 
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Testimonials

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"Thank you and your team for an excellent conference and making me feel so welcome, I really enjoyed the event taking a lot of useful insight from the two days, adding to my network and industry friends"

Mike Croucher
"I had such a great time and I was so impressed with the event itself.  The organisation was amazing and you and the team managed to strike that elusive balance of informative and educational whilst being relaxed and fun.  Not an easy thing to do, but you guys made it look easy!!"

Jo-Anne Lloyd
"Throughly enjoyed The BTA conference especially because it’s my first and Beyond Business Travel is the only member on the Island of Ireland. Great insights, industry experts and connections. Looking forward to next year much nearer to home"

Edel Doherty
"I just wanted to send you a note of sincere thanks for such a wonderful Industry Partners dinner at the Palace of Westminster. It really was a superb evening with excellent company in a great location"

Emma Deering
"I just wanted to congratulate you all on an excellent conference. It was really well thought out with excellent speakers and relevant and engaging topics.  I know how much planning these things take, and it was credit to you all that it looked seamless. Once again, thank you."

Jackie Clark


"I just wanted to thank you for everything you did and to compliment you on a great 2 days. As a conference newbie I have to say I was extremely impressed"

Martin Pearce

"Just wanted to thank you for a brilliant conference.  All your hard work paid off -  it really was a success - inclusive, inspiring, informative and thoroughly enjoyable - day and evening…"

Karen McKenna
"Thank you for a really super BTA conference!  All weekend, I heard nothing but positive reviews of the conference, the organisation of it and the content.  It was really great to be a part of it and I just wanted to express my appreciation for all the hard work that I know went into it"

Maria Baty
"Many thanks for your hospitality, which was really appreciated and for a superb conference with great content. Certainly, the best I’ve been to, and such a lovely location as well. Its great you’ve got Suzanne as Chair. She’ll do a great job and no doubt with the help of your new CEO will drive the BTA on to greater things"

Ken McLeod

"Thank you so much for a wonderful event last night, great venue and great company as ever"

Paula Cullen

"Before I get immersed in tons of work I wanted to congratulate you all on a great event and thank you for making my first conference such a worthwhile one. As someone who has organised lots of these events I appreciate the work and effort that goes into them, and you all did a brilliant job"

Gary Mcleod

"I wanted to drop a quick note to say thank you for a productive and enjoyable conference. I have an idea how much effort goes into these and you pulled it off! Hope you have some downtime at some point and a wine/beer to chill and reflect on a job well done!"

Kevin Trill
"Now that the dust has settled, I just wanted to write a quick note to sincerely thank you for a superb BTA conference. I thoroughly enjoyed those few days at Powerscourt not least because the content was top notch and so too was the networking and entertainment. Thanks so much for all your hard work"

Mark Plowright
"Just a quick note to say what a great job you and the team did yesterday, it was a great event. Having organised events many times before I know there’s a direct relationship between the amount of preparation and how smoothly the event goes and I thought yesterday was proof of that. Both parts of the day were very good and I think everyone took something away"

John O'Sullivan
"I just wanted to send our huge thanks for organising the Air Matters Conference on Tuesday,Having been in the industry for nearly 36 years you tend to think that you know pretty much  all there is to know about Travel but of course that is never the case as we learn something new nearly every day in our ever changing  industry and that was certainly the case with Tuesday’s Speakers. They were all so good and knowledgeable"

Carol Newton
"Every element of the annual BTA conference at Powerscourt Estate in Ireland last year was exceptional.  It was the first time I’d attended the event and I was struck by the fantastic line up of speakers, their depth of knowledge and the very honest and open debate around issues that our industry is facing. It was a very worthwhile event to attend and highly recommended"

Helen Hodgkinson

The partnership provides valuable networking opportunities with TMC and industry partners, promotion and marketing support which assists in raising awareness of Wyndham Hotel Group brands and continued industry knowledge, guidance and planning to support business travel within the UK hotel industry. 


Daniel Norris

"I’ve been attending BTA events regularly since January 2018. I find the quality and depth of the information sharing at these meetings to be essential to help drive and shape the future direction in my business. This is not only from BTA Suppliers and Industry experts, but also my peers at other TMC’s"

Dave Bishop
"Blue Cube became a member of the BTA back in September 2017, I can honestly say since joining we have never looked back. The flow of information received by the amazing team there is invaluable, industry developments, lobbying on behalf of the trade and introductions to suppliers that wouldn’t normally  fit the mould of airline or hotelier"

Mel Phaure
"Being a member of the GTMC is of great benefit to Gray Dawes. The opportunity for networking whilst working together to represent the voice of the business traveller gives us the ability to collectively influence change in the marketplace, ensuring we have a say in the future direction of the UK corporate travel industry"

Jackie Lacey

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The BTA is the representative association for the business travel community and travel management companies.