Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management

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Course Description

The Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™ course builds off of the Fundamentals curriculum to aid business travel professionals in increasing their knowledge of the industry while also expanding on their professional skills. This course is designed for travel buyers overseeing a managed business travel program and suppliers offering travel-related products and services. 

Please note that the Nov./Dec. event is virtual and the August event is in-person.

What You Will Learn

  • Travel Policy Compliance
  • Travel Risk Management
  • Data Strategy
  • Category Management, Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management

Who Should Take This Course?

  • Travel Managers and Directors
  • Procurement or Fiscal Managers overseeing travel budgets
  • Regional/District Sales Managers for travel suppliers
  • Professionals with three of more years of business travel experience
  • Professionals aspiring to sit for the Global Travel Professional® (GTP) Exam

What to Expect:

The program covers 4 modules.

The virtual sessions includes 5 live sessions with an instructor, from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. View GBTA Academy Virtual Course Schedule and Details.

The two-day, in-person session in San Diego runs from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.


Members $450 USD  |  Nonmembers $550 USD

Scholarships: available for GBTA Members and GBTA Chapter Members that have met the course requirements.

Not a member? Join here.


GTP CreditsCredits

You will earn 14 GTP® Recertification credits.

August 13-14
San Diego

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM PT


Nov. 11, 18 and Dec. 2, 9, 16

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Deadline to Register - Nov. 3

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