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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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January Bi-Monthly Meeting

January 20th

GBTA Update – Ready. Safe. Travel

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Join us for our first meeting of the New Year!  We will hear from Dave Hilfman, Interim Executive Director of GBTA, regarding the outlook for Travel in 2021.

Dave Hilfman was appointed as the interim executive director of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in July 2020. This followed his retirement in December 2018 from a 37 year career in the airline industry. Dave served as senior vice president of Worldwide Sales for both United Airlines and Continental Airlines over a 14 year period. The merger between Continental and United in 2010 created the world’s largest airline in terms of passenger revenue. Hilfman is credited with helping unify the two cultures with his honest, progressive and affable leadership style and for leading the team to record breaking commercial success over his eight years at the new United.

 

Great Lunch & Learn on January 11!

Special Thank You to Richard Coughlin!

Richard offered a terrific presentation on a process he has used for more than 20 years to improve his goal-setting and advance his career. He began this exercise while he was a hotel sales manager in the 1990’s, continued it while he was in graduate school, and refined it during his time as a business school professor. The participants left with very specific tools for improving efficiency and achieving important career goals. Thanks again to Richard for sharing his time with us!

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Feb 8

February Lunch & Learn

Leading From the Middle with Samantha Bean

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Mar 8

March Lunch & Learn: A Relaxing Hour with VBTA

Learn to use your work chair as a health tool in this 45 minute yoga session with Heather Cauley.

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Mar 17

March Meeting - Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Join as we Discuss Diversity Equity and Inclusion with Adrienne Whitaker

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