Air Transat
November 2019

BTA Partners With Air Transat As They Double Gatwick - Toronto Services

The BTA today welcomes Air Transat, the leading Canadian airline, as its newest industry partner, as part of a common goal to increase air travel flexibility for business travellers.




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November 2019

BTA Partners With Mastercard

The BTA today announces Mastercard, one of the world’s leading global technology and payment companies, as its newest industry partner.






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September 2019

BTA Promotes Positive Mental Health With Simpila

The Business Travel Association (BTA) has linked up with consultancy firm Simpila Healthy Solutions to highlight the importance of developing positive workplaces where individuals feel they are able to thrive.


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September 2019 

BTA Launches Travel Industry Job Board To Support Thomas Cook Staff 

Following the announcement of the collapse of Thomas Cook the BTA has today launched a Job Board on its website to provide support for the travel agent’s former members of staff. 




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September 2019

The BTA Celebrates New Branding Era and Welcomes Eight New Members


The Business Travel Association (BTA) welcomes eight new members to its growing portfolio of TMCs, only a few weeks after its rebrand.






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July 2019

The BTA’s TMC Zone Returns To The 2019 Aviation Festival

The Business Travel Association (BTA) will be hosting a series of key industry panels as the TMC Zone returns to this year’s Aviation Festival (5-6 September 2019).

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July 2019

BTA Appoints Clive Wratten As New CEO

The Business Travel Association (BTA) has appointed Clive Wratten as its new CEO. Wratten takes over the leadership of the association and brings with him over 20 years’ experience in the aviation and business travel sector, replacing Adrian Parkes who is retiring.

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July 2019

Clyde Travel Management Joins BTA as Newest Member

 

The Business Travel Association (BTA) today announces Clyde Travel Management as its latest member. Clyde was voted SPAA’s Best Large Business Travel Agency in Scotland five times since 2010, and on four consecutive occasions since 2015.

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July 2019

YourParkingSpace Is First To Be Crowned BTA’s Entrepreneurs In Business Travel Award Winner
 
The Business Travel Association (BTA, formerly GTMC) has announced the winner of the 2019 award for innovation at its Overseas Conference in The Netherlands.



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July 2019

GTMC Rebrands as BTA - Business Travel Association  

The GTMC announced today an immediate rebrand to the Business Travel Association (BTA). The new brand identity and logo was unveiled at its annual Overseas Conference, being held in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. 


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July 2019

The BTA Appoints Suzanne Horner As New Chair


The BTA (Business Travel Association, formerly the GTMC) has appointed Suzanne Horner as new chair of its executive board. Suzanne replaces Paul Allan who stepped down following Clarity’s acquisition of Ian Allan Travel in May this year.


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June 2019

Five Inspiring Start-Ups To Pitch In Entrepreneurs In Business Travel Award at BTA's Overseas Conference

The BTA Entrepreneurs in Business Travel Award returns following last year's successful launch at its Overseas Conference. 

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June 2019

BTA Adds International Rail As Latest Industry Partner

 

The BTA today welcomes its latest industry partner, International Rail, specialists in the sale and distribution of rail tickets worldwide, with over 30 years' experience in the industry.


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June 2019

BTA Announces Speaker Line Up For Overseas Conference

Taking place at the Grand Hotel Huis Ter Duin from 30 June to 2 July, the conference will bring together industry colleagues, politics and journalism to discuss "What's Next" for business travel and the wider UK economy.
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June 2019  

BTA Further Strengthens Relationship With Travelport    

The BTA and Travelport solidify its longstanding partnership in the run up to BTA's annual Overseas Conference, and confirm Mike Croucher, chief architect of Travelport, as one of the keynote speakers. 

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May 2019 

BTA Signs Collaboration Agreement With Social Enterprise Women In Travel   

The BTA has signed a collaboration agreement with social enterprise Women in Travel (cic), which is dedicated to empowering women through employability and entrepreneurship in Travel, Tourism Hospitality and Events. 

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May 2019

IHG Joins The BTA As Its Latest Industry Partner

The BTA today welcomes its latest industry partner, IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world's largest hotel groups with more than 840,000 rooms in 5,600 hotels worldwide and an enviable pipeline of over 1,900 additional hotels.


Traveldoo
March 2019

Travel Tech Provider Traveldoo Joins The BTA As Industry Partner

The BTA today welcomes its newest industry partner, Traveldoo, the travel and expense technology company and solution provider of Expedia Group.
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February 2019 

Entrepreneurs In Business Travel Award Returns For 2019  

Following the success of the inaugural BTA Entrepreneurs in Business Travel Award, entries are now open to find the 2019 winner. 

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February 2019

BTA Partners With Venue Directory To Develop Hotel Programme

The BTA has today welcomed Venue Directory, a MICE industry leader providing the largest data centre of venue information to the UK, as its newest industry partner.
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February 2019

World Leading United Airlines Teams Up With The BTA

The BTA today announces its latest industry partner, United Airlines, one of the world's leading airlines and a founding member of the Star Alliance.
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January 2019

New BTA Board Members Appointed

The professional body for Travel Management Companies in the UK, the BTA, has confirmed three new appointments to its Board.


Tripbam
January 2019

TRIPBAM Partners With The BTA

The BTA today welcomes its newest industry partner, TRIPBAM, the award-winning cloud-based hotel rate assurance provider.


ANA
December 2018

ANA Partners With The BTA

The BTA today welcomes the ANA - All Nippon Airways, a member of the Star Alliance, as its newest industry partner.


Lufthansa Group
December 2018

Lufthansa Group Joins BTA

The Lufthansa Group, joins the BTA as its newest industry partner, supporting the BTA's ongoing campaign to raise the profile of the essential role of business travel on the broader economy.
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November 2018

BTA Domestic Conference Announcement

The BTA has confirmed the speaker line up for its Domestic Conference with EasyJet's chief executive officer Johan Lundgren headlining and sharing industry insight in an in-depth keynote interview.

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November 2018

BTA Takes The Voice Of Business Travel To Parliament

The BTA hosted a parliamentary dinner on the evening of Monday 12 November, bringing together the association's membership and influential MPs for an evening of discussion and debate around topics impacting business travel.
Melia
November 2018

Melia Hotels International Joins BTA

The BTA announces today Meliá Hotels International as its latest industry partner.




YAPTA
November 2018

BTA Announces Partnership With  Yapta

The BTA, UK's leading representative body for travel management companies, today announces its latest industry partner, Yapta, the world's leading provider of airfare and hotel price assurance services.

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October 2018

Autumn Budget Statement Comment From BTA

"As the voice of business travel, we can't help but feel disappointed in Mr. Philip Hammond's Autumn Budget decision to increase Air Passenger Duty (APD) rates for long haul flights, in line with inflation"
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October 2018

BTA Unveils New E-Learning Diploma For Industry

A new three-stage e-learning programme designed to be the 'gold standard' in corporate travel training has been launched by the BTA.


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September 2018

BTA Announce Bournemouth University Partnership

The BTA and the Department of Tourism and Hospitality at Bournemouth University have today announced details of a ground-breaking partnership to highlight the career options open to students in the world of business travel.
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August 2018

The BTA  Partners With The Aviation Festival To Host The First TMC Zone Seminars

The BTA is hosting the first ever TMC Zone to shine a light on the big industry issues facing the business travel sector at this year's Aviation Festival (6-7 September 2018 at the Business Design Centre in London).

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August 2018

BTA Appoint Gary McLeod As Chair of Surface Transportation Strategy Group

The BTA has appointed Executive Board member, Gary McLeod, to head up its Surface Transportation Strategy Group.



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August 2018

BTA appoint Suzanne Horner as People Strategy Group Chair

The BTA has appointed Executive Board member Suzanne Horner to lead initiatives on behalf of its People Strategy Group in her new role as Chair.



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July 2018

BTA Announces Support Of Hospitality and MICE Industry Codes Of Practice

The BTA today announces that it is endorsing the codes of practice of two of the leading hospitality sector bodies  HBAA and ASAP.

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June 2018

BTA Welcomes Public Consultation On Rail Ticket Fares

"The initiative led by our industry partner, Rail Delivery Group to conduct a public consultation on rail ticket fares is warmly welcomed by the BTA".
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June 2018

BTA Joins BAR UK As An Associate Member 

The BTA today announces that it has joined BAR UK (Board of Airline Representatives) as an associate member.



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June 2018

BTA Welcomes Result Of Vote On Heathrow Expansion 

"We welcome the result of last night's vote in the House of Commons regarding the expansion of a third runway."


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June 2018

Rail Technology Start-Up Crowned in BTA's New Entrepreneurs In Business Travel Awards

The BTA has today announced the winner of its newly launched award for innovation at its Overseas Conference in Ireland. The winner of the BTA's Entrepreneurs In Business Travel Awards is Railguard.
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June 2018

BTA Backs Ireland For Hospitality Boost

Leading UK travel management organisation BTA is backing Ireland's hospitality industry to be a big winner as it brings its annual overseas conference to Co. Wicklow this week from 11-12 June 2018.


MindTheGap
June 2018

BTA's Speaker Line Up For Its 2018 Overseas Conference Announced

The BTA has confirmed the speaker line up for its popular Overseas Conference with International Airlines Group chief executive Willie Walsh and Travelport's EVP and CCO Stephen Shurrock taking centre stage as keynote speakers.
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June 2018

New Entrepreneurs In Business Travel Awards To Launch at BTA Overseas Conference

The BTA will launch a new award for innovation at its Overseas Conference in Ireland which takes place from 10-12 June 2018.



South Western Railway
May 2018

South Western Railway Joins The BTA

Rail provider South Western Railway joins the BTA as its newest industry partner, supporting the BTA's ongoing campaign for improved ground transportation links across the UK.

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May 2018

BTA Welcomes Public Consultation To Reform Ticket Sales

"The announcement of a public consultation by the rail industry to reform and offer a simplified and fairer ticketing system is welcome news for both the business travel industry and the wider UK economy"
The Montcalm
April 2018

Montcalm Luxury Hotels Joins BTA As Newest Partner

The BTA today welcomes its newest industry partner, Montcalm Luxury Hotels, one of London's fastest growing independent hotel groups.

Fello
March 2018

Fello Joins BTA As Newest Member

The BTA today announces Fello as its latest member, the newly launched TMC brand following the merger of Sandy Row Travel Ltd. and World Club Travel Ltd.

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March 2018

Spring Statement Comment From BTA

"In addition to the positive forecasts for growth announced by the Chancellor in today's Spring statement it was encouraging to see further positive steps forward on announcements made in the Autumn Budget"
Birmingham Airport
February 2018

Birmingham Airport Partners With The BTA

The BTA today welcomes Birmingham Airport as its newest Industry Partner. Birmingham Airport will become the first UK airport outside London to join the trade association.

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February 2018

BTA Acknowledges Growing Trends With Launch Of Dedicated Conference, Meetings and Events Strategy Group

BTA will be launching a new Strategy Group at this month's Business Travel Show, held at Olympia from 21 -22 February focused on the conference, meetings and events industry.
Mantic point
February 2018

Mantic Point Joins BTA As A New Partner

Mantic Point, the leading travel technology company providing software to support TMCs and travel agencies with data and risk management, has been confirmed as the latest company to join the BTA as an industry partner.

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January 2018

Travlaw LLP Joins BTA As Newest Partner

The BTA today announces legal services practice, Travlaw LLP, has joined as its latest industry partner.



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January 2018

BTA Responds To IPPR North Future Transport Investment In The North Report

"The IPPR report makes for surprising and concerning reading. It identifies a significant gap in transport investment and spending between London and the north of England"

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January 2018

BTA Supports Transport For The North's Strategic Transport Plan

"Transport for the North has today presented a comprehensive vision for the future of the transport network across the north of England that has the potential to redress the imbalance between transport infrastructure investment between the north and the south"
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January 2018

BTA Welcomes News That Government Could Cut Cost Of Domestic Flights

"This is positive news for businesses, airlines and the UK economy. We would urge the government to put words into positive action by implementing a significant reduction"


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