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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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Mark Your Calendars!

March 18, 2020

Annual Government Affairs Meeting

Please join us at the Beautiful Newport News Marriott at City Center for our March VBTA meeting!  

Our exciting and dynamic guest speaker will be Michelle Mrdeza, Senior Consultant and Director, Cornerstone Government Affairs, Washington, DC.  Michelle is a subject matter expert for federal budget and appropriations issues and has more than two decades of service in the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and the executive branch. 

NEW!! Register by March 9th and be entered to win a $25 gift card!  The winner will be announced at the meeting.

Free transportation to & from Newport News will be provided by James Limousine. We will meet at James Limousine, 2415 Anniston Street, Richmond, VA 23223. Please contact Randy Allen at [email protected] to secure your spot on the bus.  Once times are confirmed they will be added to the website and confirmed by email to those that have RSVP'd.

Don't forget to bring CASH for a chance at our 50/50 Drawing.

 

party of the Year - The VBTA Gala!!

We hope you were there for our evening of Holiday Glitz & Glam at the Annual VBTA Gala & Auction on December 5th! Special Thanks to Sara Davis and the Gala Committee for a memorable event hosted by the Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Innsbrook. Thanks also to all of our members and industry colleagues who generously donated gifts and services to our event as well as the Richmond SPCA! 

And a special THANK YOU to our event sponsors!  We could not succeed without your support!

Congratulations 2020 VBTA Officers!

Congratulations to the New Officers of VBTA for the 2020-2021 term!   The Officers are: President - Abbey Withrow; Vice President -  Samantha Bean; Secretary - Sara Davis; and Treasurer - Randy Allen. 

 

 

                                

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Upcoming Events

Mar 18

March 2020 VBTA Meeting

Join us in Newport News for this terrific meeting!!!

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May 20

May 2020 Meeting

We will be back at Covington Travel for a fifth consecutive year!!

Jun 18

VBTA Breakfast Meeting

Join us for another informative meeting as we discuss RFP Strategies!

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