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Welcome to The PBTA!

The Philadelphia Business Travel Association (PBTA), an official Chapter of the Global Business Travel Association, was founded in 2001 and became a Chapter in 2018. PBTA provides an important forum for the exchange of information, education and ideas among its members, who include representatives from corporations who buy or procure travel on behalf of their company employees and travel industry suppliers who sell their services. Our emphasis is on working together to better understand new and emerging travel management practices and improve the travel industry through advocacy.

An Update From The PBTA Board Regarding COVID-19:

Hello Philadelphia BTA Members,

We hope that this note finds you and your family safe and healthy.

What a challenge we have had to face so far this year!  Historically our Chapter would be coming off our summer break and excited about the final stretch of the year that would include our annual holiday gala.

However, things are much different this year as we try to adjust to the new “normal”.  We are excited to conduct virtual meetings over the next few months, and aim to get back to in-person meetings as soon as possible.

Our industry has been through hard times before.  We will get through this.  During this most difficult of times, please know that we are here to support you.

We have extended any membership that was set to expire in 2020 by 12 months.  In addition, for those that renewed in early 2020, we have extended you 12 months as well.  Please login to the website and check your new expiration date on the ‘Member Dues Renewal’ link on the left side of the page.

While there, please take a few moments to update your profile by clicking on the ‘My Account Info’ link to ensure everything is accurate and you can continue to receive our communications.  If you are unable to access your profile, please contact us at [email protected]

If you are aware of a member who has had a change in their employment status, please let us know or share this communication with them, in case they have not received it.

We cannot wait to see all of you again and look forward to our next meeting on September 24th!

Best, The Philadelphia BTA Board

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PBTA is committed to enhancing the travel profession by sponsoring educational and informational programs for its members, and by providing top-rated speakers to address travel-related issues, concerns and current "hot topic" items.

Our chapter is an excellent venue for the sharing of travel-related information and professional expertise, and is an organization focused on perfecting the science of business travel management.

save The Date for 2020 Events

The PBTA is looking to adapt to the new 'normal' for the remainder of this year.  As with most organizations similar to our association, we will look to have virtual meetings in an effort to try and maintain our goal of addressing current hot topics in the business travel industry.

While we can't be certain, we aim to provide you with more value than ever in our 2021 event programming as we will expand upon our meeting dates and locations to accommodate our various members and guests.  In addition, we will look to culminate 2021 celebrating the 20th anniversary of our Chapter.

Below is a tentative list of the remaining events for 2020.  Please continue to check our website for updates!

September Chapter Meeting (Virtual) September 24th, 2020 Click here
October Chapter Meeting (Virtual) October 22nd, 2020 Click here
December Holiday Event (Virtual) December 3rd, 2020
4:00-6:00 P.M.
Click here


become a speaker

If you are interested in being a speaker for a session, please send an e-mail to: [email protected].  You can also fill out the Speaker Resource Form and let us know the subject you'd like to speak about.  Thank you in advance for your interest.   

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