What We Do: 

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS advocates policies that benefit the business travel industry. Along with GBTA & Chapter members across the country, we educate members of Congress, their staff, and agency officials about:

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


How You Can Make a Difference:

Get involved! Government representatives need to hear from you - their constituents - about policies that facilitate rather than impede business travel. Unwise policies cost the business travel community time, money, and business opportunities.  From increasing risk-based passenger screening to modernizing the air transportation system to expanding access to the U.S. through the Visa Waiver Program, your representatives need to know that their actions matter to you.


13th Annual Chapter Challenge is ON!

 GBTA is challenging its chapters to engage their elected officials. Chapters meeting these 5 tasks will be recognized as Challenge Partners.

Challenge runs GBTA Convention to GBTA Convention

Click here for more details

Business Travel PAC is the bipartisan GBTA USA political action committee or PAC. As the only federally recognized PAC representing the business travel industry, it gives the industry another voice in the political process. Through Business Travel PAC, GBTA members educate and financially support members of Congress who understand the value of business travel and support pro business travel interests. When government policies can make such a big difference in your lives – and the success of your employer and the business travel industry – participation in the political process is essential.

Further Information:


To Learn More About the GBTA Business Travel PAC 


Frequently Asked Questions about the GBTA Business Travel PAC


Rules of the Road




Government Relations
Government Relations Committee Chair
John Hampton, GTP
Enterprise Holdings. Inc
109 Enchanted Woods Trail
Buda , TX 78610

e-mail: john.a.hampton@ehi.com
Government Relations Committee Member
Dianne Bradley, GLP, GTP
Tokyo Electron
2400 Grove Blvd
Austin , TX 78741

e-mail: dianne.bradley@us.tel.com
Government Relations Committee Member
Tara Brennan
The Driskill
604 Brazos St.
Austin , TX 78701
e-mail: Tara.Brennan@thedriskill.com
Government Relations Committee Member
Eric Brown, GTP
National Instruments
Austin , TX

e-mail: eric.brown@ni.com
Government Relations Committee Member
Adam Higley, GTP
Fast Park & Relax
2300 Spirit of Texas Drive
Del Valle , TX 78640

e-mail: ahigley@thefastpark.com
Government Relations Committee Member
Julia Keim, GTP
4301 Westbank Drive
Austin , TX 78746

e-mail: julia.keim@clearesult.com
Government Relations Committee Member
Chris Maguire
Nikko's Worldwide
4125 Todd Lane
Austin , TX 78744

e-mail: chris.maguire@nikkoslimos.com
Government Relations Committee Member
Michelle McDaniel
Trailblazer Sales Consulting
2301 S 5th St Unit 21
Austin , TX 78704

e-mail: mmcdaniel13@gmail.com
Government Relations Committee Member
Katie Ross

e-mail: kross@indeed.com