Government Relations

As an official chapter of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), Ohio Valley BTA supports the efforts of GBTA in providing a unified voice for the business travel industry.  Through our Legislative Liaison and engaged members, Ohio Valley BTA participates in various activities to further the interests of our industry.  The importance of these efforts are best summarized by GBTA:

About GBTA Government Relations

GBTA advocates for policies that better the business travel industry, representing travel buyers and the travelers they manage. Business travelers are a consistently underrepresented constituency, despite the fact that the business travel industry represents $1.3 trillion in business travel and meetings expenditures annually. Business travel is also a major driver for jobs and the economy, responsible for 7.4 million jobs in the United States, 1.2 million jobs in Mexico and nearly a half million jobs in Canada. With more than 9,000 global members, regional partners, 39 local chapters and affiliates, and a network of 30,000 business travel and meetings professionals, GBTA is the voice of the global business travel industry. GBTA actively speaks out on policy issues across the globe and frequently meets with representatives in Washington, D.C. and Brussels in an effort to advance the business travel industry.

What We Do

Government Relations advocates policies that benefit the business travel industry. Along with GBTA members across the country, we educate members of Congress and governments abroad, their staff, and executive branch officials about:

  • How business travel stimulates economic and jobs growth
  • Pro-Business Travel Government policies
  • Benefits of efficient travel buying and selling
  • Government policies and taxes that discourage or impede business travel

GBTA Legislative Summit 2018

Washington, DC - USA

It is once again time to make your voice heard for the business travel industry. The annual GBTA Legislative Summit brings together passionate professionals who want to advocate for the future of the business travel industry.

Click here for more information about the 2018 Summit, including the agenda, dates, agendas and how to register to attend.

Get Involved Today!

You have an opportunity to speak out on behalf of your profession, employer and industry.  Click here to visit the GBTA Advocacy and Government Relations pages on the GBTA web site.

For further questions about our government relations efforts, please contact the OVBTA Legislative Liaison, Doug Payne.