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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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Lobbying For Business Travel - March 20, 2019

What are the issues/opportunities in Government in 2019 that might have the biggest impact on Business Travel?

Join us on March 20th at the Holiday Inn City Center in Newport News as we Welcome Joe Barton, Vice President, Cornerstone Government Affairs.  Joe joined Cornerstone after several years of service as a legislative assistant for former Speaker of the House, John Boehner (R-OH). Joe’s areas of concentration included defense, homeland security, foreign affairs, the judiciary and veterans’ affairs issues.  Joe is a member of the Defense & Intelligence, Homeland Security, and Transportation & Infrastructure practice groups at Cornerstone. He guides a range of law enforcement, criminal justice, transportation, and association clients on the development and implementation of legislative, funding and political strategies.

 

Thanks to all who attended our 2019 Annual Industry Panel!

We kicked-off the New Year with another successful and educational gathering of some of the best travel industry minds you will find anywhere......our Members and Guests!!!  Our Host, Altria, offered us an incredible venue, terrific food and beverage, and an atmosphere for networking that was exceptional.  Then we were treated to a panel of industry experts representing the major travel segments who engaged and challenged us on what 2019 might bring!  Special thanks to our Moderator, Tammy Miller, Genworth Financial, and our Panelists, Jennifer Murphy, Omni Hotels; Rob Haislip, Covington Travel; Mike Bruce, Enterprise Holdings; and Joel Goldowsky, Emirates.   

We hope to see everyone in March for the next VBTA meeting!!!!

We Ate, We Drank, and We Were Tacky at the Annual Gala & Silent Auction!!

If you missed out on this fun event, do not fret, we are doing it again in 2019 and you do not want to miss it! 

Special Thanks To Our Gala Sponsors

 

 

Thank You To All Who Attended VBTA Education Day And Our Host - The Omni Richmond   

VBTA’s 2018 Education Day was a great event with the hottest topics facing travel buyers, procurement professionals, and industry suppliers. The day included educational sessions, panels, workshops with some of the industry’s best speakers, and a terrific supplier showcase.

Thank You Also to Our Masters Level Education Day Sponsors!

            

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