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Virginia Business Travel Association

Founded in 1993, VBTA provides an important forum for the exchange of information, education and ideas among its members, who include representatives from local corporations and leading travel industry suppliers. Our emphasis is on working together to better understand new and emerging travel management practices.

VBTA 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.

VBTA 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.

Global Business Travel Association

VBTA is a Chapter of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), whose members represent major corporations and travel suppliers throughout the World. Along with VBTA, the global organization provides members with information on the latest technical and service advantages within the industry, as well as current legislative issues involving travel costs and safety matters affecting business travel.

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TSA - Emerging Solutions and Technologies

What is TSA planning for the Future And What Will the Impact be on Business Travelers?  Find out at our May 15, 2019 VBTA Meeting!

Join us to hear the latest and greatest news about TSA and Global Entry, and also hear a little about emerging solutions such as Real ID and Clear.  Once again, TSA's Jerry Koehler, Director, TSA Marketing and Branding, has agreed to come to Richmond to discuss this important topic that impacts every airline passenger in the US.  Jerry has been with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) since June 2009, and is currently in the Office of Strategic Communications and Public Affairs. 

Jerry began his career with TSA at Secure Flight in 2009, where he had responsibility for the implementation of Secure Flight with U.S. based and non-U.S. based airlines.  Jerry was accountable for technical development, testing, and production deployment.   He joined the Office of Risk Based Security in June 2011, where he led industry stakeholder engagement, technology integration, marketing, communications and partnership efforts with airlines and aviation associations.  He coordinated with stakeholders to ensure close collaboration to enable TSA’s consideration of applying expedited screening, developed policy recommendations, and facilitated partnership and teamwork with industry.  Jerry joined the Strategic Communications and Public Affairs team after roles with the Chief of Operations and Operations Support teams, focused on marketing TSA Pre✓®.

This is the fourth consecutive year that Covington Travel has hosted the May VBTA meeting, and everyone at Covington is looking forward to your participation in this meeting.  Please mark May 15th on your calendar and we will see you there!

VBTA awarded Chapter Scholarship by GBTA! 

The Virginia Business Travel Association was recently awarded a Chapter Scholarship by the Chapter President's Council of GBTA!!  This is the first time our Chapter has been selected as a recipient of this $1500 award which will be used to enhance our 2019 Education Day later this year.  Each year, the CPC grants at least one scholarship to a deserving Chapter based on an essay outlining the reasons the Chapter feels they should be awarded. Our Vice President, Abbey Withrow, accepted the challenge of completing this year's qualification process and submitted an outstanding resume of our Chapter which resulted in our award. 

Watch for News about the VBTA 2019 education day!

After 2018's Education Day success, we are all excited for the 2019 Education Day, and special Thanks again to our 2018 sponsors of this event!   

                                

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