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April 2018 Meeting

Emerging Risks for Business Travel

April 17, 2018
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Sonesta Bee Cave Austin Hotel
12525 Bee Cave Pkwy
Bee Cave, TX 78738


How to Stay Safe When Business Travel Meets the Information Highway

The rise of the Internet and the incredible power we gain from our smartphones has changed the way we travel.  Yet all of this convenience doesn’t come without risks.  This session will look at:

  • Facts & fiction related to cyber threats aimed at travelers
  • What you need to know about safety & security when using sharing economy service providers
  • The growing concern about the ways cross border travel can expose you and your organization to tax and immigration compliance violations
  • Takeaways that every traveler should consider to protect themselves, their devices and the content that’s on them


Tim Daniels

Tim Daniel joined International SOS in 1998. He directed the team that introduced the world’s first web based traveler tracking system in December 2001 and for the last 15 years has been a thought leader for technology based travel risk management. His current role, Senior Advisor for Innovation and Business Strategy, focuses on identifying and articulating emerging technologies as well as other business disrupters that are important to a duty of care and a mobile workforce.



$35.00 Member Ticket
$55.00 after 12:00 pm April 11

$55.00 Guest Ticket
$75.00 after 12:00 pm April 11

$35.00 All Access Member Ticket
$55.00 after 12:00 pm April 11

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2018 GTP Scholarship Opportunity

Education and Professional Development opportunities are a critical part of the mission for GBTA-Austin Chapter. We have a goal of being the GBTA Chapter with the highest percent of members who have earned the GTP Certification. Here is your opportunity to apply for a GTP scholarship, help us reach our Chapter goal and increase your professional profile at the same time!    

The GTP Certification is designed to raise industry standards, enhance work performance, and recognize individuals who demonstrate core competencies essential to the business travel management discipline. Apply for one of these scholarships, become part of a study group and prepare to sit for the GTP Certification exam in early fall. More information and exam dates/locations (currently all computer based) can be found here:


GBTA-Austin Chapter will award up to ten (10) scholarships to qualified members to sit for the GTP Exam in 2018. Qualified members are dues paid members who participated in a minimum of three (3) GBTA-Austin Chapter events in the past twelve (12) months. 

The fine print:  Scholarship recipients will work with our Treasurer to complete their GTP registration. Recipients will provide the Treasurer with a check for 50% of the registration fee. When the recipient passes their GTP exam, the Treasurer will destroy their check. Should the recipient not pass the exam, the Treasurer will deposit the check as payment to the Chapter for 50% of the registration fee.

Please complete the survey below by 5pm CST on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 to qualify for the GTP Certification Scholarship. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 1, 2018,

Survey: 2018 GBTA Austin Chapter Global Travel Professional – GTP Certification Scholarships (copy) (click here to access)

Thank you and good luck!

Start Date:  April 9th

End Date:    April 25th 

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2018 Golf Tournament Sponsorship Opportunities

2018 Golf Sponsorship Opportunities are NOW open on the website! 


It’s hard to believe, but we are well into our planning for the 2018 Charity Golf Tournament for this September! We have created several ways for you to participate this year as a sponsor for the tournament! If you’d like to take advantage of highlighting your company to our members and guests during the event, please head on over to the website and take a look at our Sponsorship Opportunities http://gbta-austinbta.org/Golf_Sponsorship that we have available. We have created some new opportunities that we didn’t have last year. However, if you don’t see an opportunity that fits your needs, contact anyone on the Sponsorship Committee and we will create a custom package just for you!


Early Bird Registration for Golf Foursomes and Corporate Holes has begun! Registering before June 1st, 2018 can save you $100! Registration for the day events as well as bingo and lunch will be open later this summer.

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Registration for 2018 GBTA Convention

GBTA Convention 2018
The Business Travel Event of the Year®
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Registration Is Now Open

Join us as we celebrate 50 years of GBTA Convention. We are proud of the progress we have made over the past five decades, and the momentum we are picking up as an industry.

GBTA Convention 2018 will feature more education and networking than ever before with over 400 exhibiting companies and over 100 education and professional development sessions.

Join your peers in San Diego for the 50th anniversary of The Business Travel Event of the Year® as we build upon the momentum created by the latest trends, changes and progressions in the industry.

Register Now 

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