Membership

The Business Travel Association (BTA) is a membership association for UK Travel Management Companies (TMC's) with members ranging from multi national TMC's, large domestic and regional organisations, small independents and sector specific businesses. Collectively the BTA members represent over 90% of UK managed business travel.


Working in collaboration with our members and industry partners, we deliver practical solutions to industry-wide issues through discussion and debate, our sector strategy groups and forums, bespoke industry content and our calendar of conferences and events


Our activities include political engagement, industry affairs representation and investing in training and education to develop the next generation of business travel professionals.


For more information regarding membership of BTA please contact:

Julie Cooper | juliec@thebta.org.uk

Representation


As the UK's representative association for TMC's and the authority on business travel, we work with members, key industry stakeholders and industry partners to raise the profile of the business travel sector and ensure our voice is heard by government.

We lobby on all issues that impact our industry and the business traveller, including taxation, infra structure, industry affairs, sustainability, regulation and legislation.
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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 TMC community. We ensure that the right environment is created to express our views through collaboration, discussion and debate. Our breadth of industry involvement and engagement, networking and content development provides an invaluable source for guidance, advice and sharing.


Discussion & Debate


Join the debate. 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.

We ensure that all major industry issues faced by the TMC sector are part of our bespoke content and member sessions.
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Networking


BTA membership provides and includes access to unrivaled networking opportunities and events, with peers, suppliers and key industry stakeholders. Events include:
  • The BTA annual Conference
  • The BTA annual UK Showcase Event
  • The BTA Sector Conferences

Data and Insight


As the voice of business travel, we conduct research on a regular basis and collate and analyse macro level data across, air, accommodation and rail. 
  • Priority access to key industry data, covering sales, transactions and trends.
  • Participation in and access to BTA surveys.
  • Access to BTA research findings and bespoke papers.
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Branding


The BTA is recognised across the business travel industry as the lead association for Travel Management Companies and as the authority on business travel. Our website and content is an information source for industry suppliers, travel managers, procurement, key industry stakeholders and other industry trade bodies. All our members have dedicated directory pages creating great exposure to the wider industry of their products and services, complete with contact details and links to relevant external content.

Testimonials

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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 GTMC 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 GTMC Suppliers and Industry experts, but also my peers at other TMC’s"

Dave Bishop
"Blue Cube became a member of the GTMC 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

Join the BTA

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