Education is the foundation for the existence of the STLBTA. 

The Chapter was founded in 1986 by a group of St. Louis-based travel industry leaders that wanted to raise the knowledge and professionalism of those whose careers were in managing or selling travel related services.  Each of our meetings is designed to provide current, leading edge information to our membership, and to create a comfortable social environment where networking and peer recognition can be accomplished informally.

Scholarship Opportunities

STLBTA supports the pursuit of professional certification through the Global Business Travel Association's programs and educational offerings. Due to our affiliation with GBTA, GBTA Foundation (formerly NBTA Foundation) and the CPC (Chapter President's Council) we are able to offer educational scholarships for a variety of programs in addition to our local scholarships.

Each year the Chapter awards scholarships to GBTA's annual convention. The scholarship covers airfare, hotel and the convention registration expenses. Please click here for this year's opportunities.

GBTA Academy (formerly NBTA Foundation)

GBTA Acadmy and Global Travel Professional™ (GTP) Certification:

Solutions For A Successful Career

The GBTA Academy is designed to power the careers of business travel professionals using education and certification to fuel recognition and advancement.  Whether you are new to business travel management or have decades of experience, streamlining processes to cut costs and operate more efficiently is critical.  With programs offered face-to-face and also online, world-class education and certification in business travel management is attainable.

What's Includes in the Academy:

 Education Programs

Online Training, Training Workshops and Webinars






Have questions about the Academy?  Email [email protected] or call 703-684-0836.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
GBTA endorses the principles of equal opportunity to participants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. GBTA does not discriminate against persons with physical or mental disabilities. Should participants require reasonable accommodations in order to participate in a GBTA Academy offering, a request should be made to [email protected]