GBTA’s European partner associations are aware of the investigation currently taking place in the US following the allegations made in the trade press. Any reports of misogyny, sexism, racism or bullying are a major concern to our members. The language used in an email from the GBTA CEO to staff was alarming, and we are understandably worried about other claims made about the conduct of the association’s leadership. We will await the outcome of the investigation before making any further comment. Rest assured, we are in dialogue with the GBTA Board and will keep our members informed of any relevant developments.
Odete Pimenta da Silva - Managing Director, Netherlands Association for Travel Management (NATM)
The NATM is affiliated with and co-founder of Europe's largest Business Travel & Meetings Network; GBTA Europe. GBTA Europe is a pan - European association of travel managers and buyers of business travel. The objective of the GBTA is to build an (inter)national network of travel managers, that have access to research, benchmarking tools and events. Education is a key component of GBTA. If you want to become a member of GBTA you will need to firstly become a member of a European national association of travel managers, in The Netherlands, this is NATM.
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About the Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA’s 7,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA and the GBTA Foundation deliver world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts. To learn how business travel drives business growth, visit gbta.org.