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.
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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.
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 throughcollaboration, 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.
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.
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.
'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'
'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!!'
'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'
'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'
'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.'
'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'
'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…'
'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'
'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'
'Thank you so much for a wonderful event last night, great venue and great company as ever'
'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'
'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!'
'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'
'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'
'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'
'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'
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.
'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'
'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'
'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'