About Us

On behalf of the Officers, Board and entire membership of the Virginia Business Travel Association, I would like to welcome you to our site. This website began several administrations ago and has become the lifeline to our members and guests. I hope you will let us know if there is anything that we can do to help make your visit here more beneficial.

As a chapter of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), membership and involvement are more important than ever, whether you are a corporation who manages travel or a supplier to the industry. While we have long been considered one of the best resources for networking and industry education, we need to emphasize the importance of our ability to facilitate change that impacts travelers every day. GBTA is the largest group lobbying our Government on behalf of business travelers, and our successes impact millions of travelers positively on an annual basis.

From our beginnings in 1992, VBTA has grown and brought value to many of our members, some of whom have moved to even greater leadership roles in GBTA.  GBTA roles that are or have been held by members of VBTA include; however, are not limited to, President and CEO, Board of Directors, Chapter Presidents Council (CPC) positions of Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer, and multiple Committee Chairs. 

From this website you can manage your membership, register for meeting and events, link to many industry relevant sites and follow the latest legislation, news and educational opportunities within the business travel industry. We hope you will find all of the resources you need accessible here, and as we continue to add information, we encourage you to visit the site often. We also hope that you will provide us with feedback and suggestions so that we can continue to grow and increase our ability to offer a valuable service to you.

Once again, welcome!!
Abbey Withrow, President