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Membership is open to all individuals who are engaged in travel, transportation, lodging and associated professions. 

To apply to become a member, please fill out our online application by clicking on the Membership Application link to the left.  Following the completion of your application you will then be prompted to pay your membership dues.  If you plan on paying your membership dues by paying with a check, please let us know by e-mailing us at membership@phillybta.org

If you are currently a member and have a question, please fill out an inquiry by clicking on the Member Inquiry link to the left or by e-mailing us at membership@phillybta.org

Mission Statement: 

The Philadelphia Business Travel Association (PBTA) is the local collective voice of business travel management.  We provide a constructive forum for our members to participate in a professional exchange of information and ideas.  We are dedicated to the enhancement of our members and their professional image through education and networking. 

Why Join: 

  • Programs and Education: The PBTA devotes the bulk of our resources to the education and professional skill development of our members.  Understanding that corporate business travel is at the crossroads of change, the 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 topics affecting business travel management; from new developments in technology to changes in local and national purchasing trends.

  • Networking: Success in any business begins with establishing relationships among professionals in its industry.  By actively participating in chapter meetings and other exciting events, PBTA members network and establish the professional relationships necessary for success.  Promoting the healthy exchange of ideas and information, the 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.

  • Volunteerism and Leadership:  At the core of the 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 a collective 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, the 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:
 

Direct Membership shall be limited to any person regularly employed to:

  1. Procure business travel services for employees of the corporation or organizations, or
  2. Promulgate and administer business travel polices for the corporation or organization

Direct Members can be generalized as 'travel buyers' and shall have all voting rights and may hold elective office within the association. 

Allied Membership is open to any individual that is regularly employed to dispense and/or sell:

  1. Travel services, or
  2. Travel products to a corporation or organization

Allied Members can be generalized as 'travel suppliers' and shall have all voting rights unless otherwise specified herein, and may hold elective office within the association.

Both types of membership may be transferred within a company upon application to and approval by the Membership Committee.

Membership Dues (applies to both Direct and Allied): 

$180.00 New Member/Renewal
(This cost covers registration to all chapter meetings throughout the year.  All networking events, education day, and holiday events are not included in your membership)

Interested in having three or more members of your company join?  Please contact us at membership@phillybta.org to discuss. 

Chapter Meeting Fees: 

Members: Free
Member's Guests: $50.00
Non-Members: $75.00 

NOTE: Any members who register for a chapter meeting and do not show will be charged a $25.00 fee.  Any members not registered for a meeting, but show up at the event will be charged a $25.00 fee for admission.  The bottom line is that we, the Board, want your membership to include free chapter meetings, but need your cooperation in helping us plan ahead for the amount of people who will be at any given meeting.

If you plan to pay by check, please e-mail the PBTA Board at membership@phillybta.org.  All checks can be sent to: 

Philadelphia BTA
12 Anne Marie Lane
Titusville, NJ  08560