Ladders Mentoring Program   

GBTA Ladders is a unique team mentor program that affords members an opportunity to not only expand their professional development within the travel and meetings industry, but to also gain true lifelong colleagues & friends. GBTA Ladders Program Mentors are highly accomplished executives with proven success in the travel business from both buyer and supplier organizations. These passionate industry leaders volunteer their time to guide talented members of the corporate travel community by helping them build connections, knowledge, and skills – helping shape the future of the business travel industry.  Each year GBTA Ladders looks for the best and the brightest around the travel industry to join our ever growing family of GBTA Ladders Mentees. We strive to select professionals with the highest merits and qualifications, such as individuals in fast-track executive management or similar management programs within their companies.

GBTA Ladders is a group of managed travel’s emerging industry leaders joining together for the dual purpose of:

  • Mentorship, education and collaboration
  • Leveraging our collective talents to help shape the next generation and the evolution of the industry

The mission of GBTA Ladders program is to create an environment that facilitates the exchange of ideas and invigorates interest in the business of travel among the next generation of business travel professionals.


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Thank You to Our Sponsors


American Airlines
Direct ATPI
Virgin Hotels


Program Composition

  • Leadership Team
  • Ladders Groups: 3-4 mentees and 1 mentor in each team


How GBTA Ladders Works

  • One topic chosen for the annual session
  • Prior topics: Future of Travel, Travel Impacts of Emerging Technology, Total Cost of Travel.
  • A subject matter expert will present to entire Group on conference call
  • Teams will meet separately and prepare presentations
  • Leadership will pick top 3 to present to the Group at GBTA Ladders Conference
  • Winner (chosen by Group) will present at a GBTA Convention education session

Stay Connected

Twitter: @GBTALadders

Linkedin: GBTA Ladders

Contact GBTA Ladders Committee

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