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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(Please note due to circumstances out of our control the February and March Lunch and Learn Speakers have rotated months)

Lunch & Learn Series

February 8th

A Relaxing Hour with VBTA

12:00pm - 1:00pm


Taking care of yourself should always be a priority, now more than ever. Please join Heather Cauley as she leads us in 45 minutes of relaxing exercises and deep breathing as we learn to use our work chairs as a health tool. Registration with Zoom is required, you will receive login information after registering for the meeting through VBTA site.


March 8th

Leading from the Middle

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join our very own Samantha Bean as she shares a great presentation on leading from the middle.

If you’re reading this, you’re a leader! But you may not necessarily be leading from the top of your organization. You may be in a middle management position, meaning you both lead a team and answer to leaders above you in your organization. In this month's Lunch and Learn leadership lesson, John Maxwell Team certified leadership expert, Samantha Bean, will explore and and explain the three roles that every middle manager must understand and fulfill to succeed while leading from the middle.

Speaker: Samantha Bean, GTP
Corporate Director of Sales Development for LTD Hospitality Group

Vice President – GBTA Virginia Chapter

Committee Member - GBTA Government Relations


Thanks to everyone that attended our January Meeting on the 20th!

Thank You to Dave Hilfman for his great presentation. 

Dave offered great insight regarding the outlook for Travel in 2021 and what's to come with the GBTA. Participants left with a more hopeful outlook for 2021 and beyond.  Thanks again to Dave for sharing his time and insight with us!


Upcoming Events

Mar 8

UPDATE: March Lunch & Learn: Leading From the Middle

Leading From the Middle with Samantha Bean

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Mar 17

March Meeting - Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Join as we Discuss Diversity Equity and Inclusion with Adrienne Whitaker

Register Now