About Us

Click here for the 2016 AZBTA By-Laws

The Arizona Business Travel Association (AZBTA) is the official local chapter of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) that is dedicated to promoting a successful business travel community in Arizona. We are committed to broadening the knowledge of travel management professionals through providing programs to educate and motivate.

Monthly meetings feature prominent industry leaders, speaking on business travel-related topics, plus an opportunity for members to share ideas and get to know their peers. Each event provides members with an avenue for personal growth and professional development to help create successful, efficient travel programs. Meetings are on the third Wednesday of every month, including networking and educational events.

If you are interested in becoming a member and learning more about what you can do to promote a successful business travel community in Arizona, please note the membership opportunities available below and submit your application via our Membership Form. After your form has successfully submitted, you will be redirected to our secure payment page to pay your Annual Dues on-line.

Monthly meeting fees:
The monthly meeting cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members/guests who RSVP by the indicated cutoff date. RSVPs after the cutoff date, or attendees with no RSVP will be charged a $10 late fee.

Annual membership dues:
Annual membership dues are $175 for new Direct Members or Direct Member renewal, and $175 for Allied Members or Allied renewal, and may be paid by check, Visa, Mastercard, or American Express. Membership dues are on an annual schedule.

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Direct Member (Purchase Travel)
Any individual employed by a corporation or organization whose primary responsibility is to procure business travel services for other employees of the corporation, or to promulgate and administer travel services.

Allied Member (Sell Travel)
Any individual employed to provide travel related services by any of the following businesses is eligible to apply: air carrier, auto rental, bus, charge/credit card, cruise line, hotel, livery, motel, moving company, railroad, travel agency, travel automation, travel management consulting, other professional travel service firm.

Getting More Involved
If you are already a member and are interested in getting more involved, we have a committee for you! Please review the committees below and contact the appropriate board member to join:

 

Government Relations:
Government Relations e-mail

Meetings: Responsible for confirming meeting locations, which are inviting and effective. Hospitality subcommittee welcomes guests and insures registration process is successful.
Meetings committee e-mail

Membership: Encourages new member registration through coordinating membership drives. Welcomes new members, maintains membership database, development and distribution of directory.
Membership committee e-mail

Strategic Partnerships: Solicits donations for monthly prize drawings. Develops and plans the annual charity benefit. Subcommittee tasks include identifying a location and venue, requesting donations, securing entertainment, décor, budgeting, public relations and designing communication pieces.
Strategic Partnership committee e-mail

Programs: Plans and coordinates speakers for monthly meetings and special events.
Programs committee e-mail

Public Relations: Develops and distributes quarterly newsletter. Represents AZBTA to other local travel-related organizations. Writes news releases to increase coverage of AZBTA by local media. Distributes and tabulates program feedback surveys.
P.R. committee e-mail

Social Media: 
Social Media e-mail


 

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AZBTA President's Message:

As President of the Arizona Business Travel Association for 2016, I want to invite you to come along with us on our journey to build the organization into the definitive voice of the business travel community in Arizona.  I like to think of AZBTA as a professional guild, a place – maybe the only place – where travel buyers and suppliers can come together in a non-threatening, non-sales environment to work together, network, establish best practices, and most importantly, to learn from and to mentor others.  Whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned professional, your skills and knowledge can be strengthened, honed, and shared in the AZBTA community.  If you’re as proud as I am to work in an industry that will be a driver in our economic recovery, please join us for a meeting, apply for membership, and prepare to meet friends and allies that will last a lifetime.  We’ve got your back.

Parley Stock
president@azbta.org

Global Business Travel Association

AZBTA is the local affiliate of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA, formerly NBTA), whose members represent major corporations and travel suppliers from the United States and foreign countries. GBTA works with AZBTA to provide its members with the latest technical and service advances within the industry, as well as current legislative issues involving travel costs and safety matters affecting business travel.