Philadelphia Business Travel Association

The Philadelphia Business Travel Association (PBTA) is the local collective voice of business travel management.

The Philadelphia Business Travel Association (PBTA) is the local collective voice of business travel management. We provide a constructive forum for our members to participate in a professional exchange of information and ideas. We are dedicated to the enhancement of our members and their professional image through education and networking.

Mike Cox, 4D Consulting educating our members today on Dashboard Dilemmas: Creating Value in C Level Reporting

Kicking off our February meeting!

Wrapping up a great few days in the ATL at GBTA's 2020 Leadership Summit! #pbta #businesstravel #gbta #philabusinesstravel

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Packed house at the 15th annual PBTA Holiday Party! Thank you to all of our sponsors who made tonight possible.

American Airlines announces new partnership, invests $125,000 to break the cycle of poverty in Philadelphia

American Airlines announces new partnership, invests $125,000 to break the cycle of poverty in Philadelphia American Airlines launched a new $125,000 initiative at a roundtable symposium this week with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, the National Service Year Task Force and the region’s largest hunger relief organization, Philabundance, to address the root causes of poverty that keep nearly a fourth of t...

Thank you #ShaneDowney @GlobalBTA for coming to speak to our Philadelphia Chapter today on all things Government Relations!

Thank you to everyone who donated items supporting Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts at yesterday’s meeting! Today, six boxes were sent off to the Bahamas - over 200 pounds of supplies! Special thank you to BTG International Inc. for their generous additional supplies donated today!

Great meeting today learning about the scope of Travel Managers and what suppliers need to know, with guest speaker Cindy Shumate, Travel Manager & Industry Consultant. Thank you to our hosts, Cambria Hotel Philadelphia Downtown Center City

In conjunction with South Florida BTA's efforts, in support of Hurricane Dorian Relief, we will be collecting items at our September 19th meeting. (**Please note the date reference on the flyer is the date of the South Florida BTA's September meeting.)

A few snapshots from our Member Appreciation event yesterday! #welovetravel

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How are travelers selecting hotels and how can buyers bridge the gap? Buyers may be underestimating the importance of elements related to the travel experience. When booking a hotel, 84% of travelers value the proximity of their hotels to dining and entertainment, 80% say reviews are important and 70% choose based on loyalty program benefits. Learn more: HRS - Global Hotel Solutions

That’s a wrap! See everyone next year in the Mile High City!

That’s a wrap for an incredible GBTA Convention 2019! We’ll see you next year at GBTA Convention 2020 in Denver!

Philadelphia BTA reunited in Chicago at today's Convention Arena Luncheon with guest speaker Andy Cohen! #GBTA2019

Can’t wait to see all of our industry friends in Chicago this week!

‪#GBTA2019 preparations are well underway! Here’s a sneak peak of what’s to come in Chicago!‬

Don't forget to register for our Member Appreciation Day on July 18! We've partnered with Big Red Pedal Tours for a history and beer adventure! Explore some of Philadelphia’s most important historic sites and visit two historically themed pubs during our two-hour "History & Beer Adventure": McGillin's Olde Ale House (Philly's oldest continuously operated pub!) and Silence Dogood's Tavern, named after our favorite founding father, Benjamin Franklin. On the way there and back, be amazed by our tour guides, who tell tons of unique stories about Philly.

Packed house today at the DoubleTree Suites Philadelphia West as we hear from Allan Brown on Booking Tools and Technologies.

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PhillyBTA representing on Capital Hill today! #gbtalegsummit

Day two ended with a Town Hall with various member of Congress #gbtalegsummit

Kicking off day 2! #gbtalegsummit

GBTA Legislative Symposium day 1- Monuments by Moonlight tour

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Learn about Congressional debates and outcomes that will impact the business travel industry. Attend the 2019 #GBTALegSummit on May 14 to May 16 in Washington, DC. Details:

Kicking off New Member Orientation before today’s monthly meeting!

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Just a friendly reminder that this Thursday, April 18th is the last day to register for our April meeting before our late fee goes into effect for member registrations.


Come join ISM Philadelphia for a tour of Victory Brew Pub in Downingtown! You’ll learn about Victory’s brewing operations, the company’s vision and brewing philosophy, and you’ll see how they’ve grown since opening their doors in 1996. You’ll sample various types of beers and learn why Victory is one of most well-known craft breweries in the Delaware Valley!

Following the tour they’ll have heavy appetizers and each attendee will receive a commemorative Victory Brewing glass!


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PHL is the latest airport to launch an app that aims to speed your reentry to the U.S.

Great turnout today at the #ValleyForgeCasinoResort to hear about the 2019 travel outlook with Mark Sharoff, Senior Research Analyst with GBTA.

March PBTA Chapter Meeting

Have you registered for our March monthly meeting? Don't miss out! CLICK HERE TO RESISTER: Mark Sharroff, Senior Research Analyst at GBTA

CPC Individual Scholarship Application 2019

CPC Individual Scholarship Application DEADLINE IS MARCH 15, 2019.

Each year, the Chapter Presidents’ Council (CPC) grants scholarship awards to individual members of chapters. This year the CPC will award up to $8,500 in individual scholarship funds. Maximum scholarship amount per individual will be $1,500. GBTA has generously extended the early bird deadline for Convention Registration to June 15th for any scholarship recipient.

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM: Please click the link to complete this form.

[03/04/19]   In honor of International Women's Day on March 8th, Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia will be hosting a Headshot Pop-Up Studio from 8am-10am 11am-3pm, and 4pm-6pm. Hardworking locals can schedule a mini,15 minute headshot session resulting in 1-2 professional shots for just $35,100% of which will be donated to Philadelphia nonprofit Career Wardrobe. Career Wardrobe uses clothing and professional development to empower unemployed individuals to work.

Attendees should come ready to be photographed. Career Wardrobe will be providing an accessories bar of items that can be worn for photos, and will also be holding an accessories drive, so attendees are encouraged to bring gently used or new bags/purses, shoes, jewelry, scarves etc and new beauty products or hosiery.

This event is presented by the female leaders of Hotel Palomar and photography is provided by local woman-owned creative services agency In Between Rivers. While this event is celebrating women, anyone is welcome to attend.

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Evolve 2019

Every year, we choose a theme with the help of our volunteer leadership that reflects the state of the industry. Evolve—this year’s theme for GBTA Convention 2019, represents a business travel industry in the process of redefining itself. Emerging technologies, issues, security risks and more have led to new roles and responsibilities for the corporate travel professional. Join us in Chicago for 125+ professional development and education sessions, 400+ exhibitors on the world’s largest industry Expo and industry-leading speakers. Learn More:

Packed house today at our first meeting of the year! #phillyBTA #pbta #businesstravel

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Carlson Wagonlit Travel will now be known as CWT, and has launched a new logo and brand identity. The changes aim to help the company become a global leader in digital business travel, hotel distribution and meetings and events.

Come join our friends ISM Philadelphia for a fun-filled night of winery discussion and tasting! ISM Philadelphia will go through a backstage tour of the renowned Boyd’s Cardinal Hollow Winery, home of the famous Jalapeno and Agave (Tequila) wine. The staff at Cardinal Hollow will take the group through what kind of grapes, type of vineyard, and distillation process you need to create a truly great wine. You’ll sample and taste various types of wine that pair well with various types of cheese and crackers as well. REGISTER HERE:

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