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careers in corporate travel presented to international society of travel tourism educators

Careers in Corporate TravelPresented to:International Society of Travel & Tourism Educators

Presented by Eric Casey, CAENBTA Senior Director, Marketing, Membership & Communications

October 4, 2007

what is corporate travel management
What is Corporate Travel Management?
  • Comparatively new profession
  • Travel is typically the 2nd or 3rd largest controllable expenses on a company’s balance sheet
  • Travel managers utilize technology, data on their travelers and their spending clout to maximize savings for their company while ensuring the safety and security of their travelers
the marketplace
The Marketplace
  • Domestic business travel in the US -- $300 Billion per year
  • Global business travel expenditures per year – $650B
nbta 101
NBTA 101
  • 3,200-member professional association
  • Buyer-led (60:40 buyer to supplier ratio)
  • Alexandria, Virginia Headquarters – 40 Staff
  • Related entities
    • NBTA Asia Pacific
    • NBTA Canada
    • NBTA Mexico
    • NBTA Foundation
    • Government Travel Group
    • 42 Chapters, 1 Branch
committees councils
Committees & Councils
  • Legislative Advisory Council
  • NBTAPAC Board
  • Aviation Committee
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Data Protection Committee
  • Groups & Meetings Committee
  • Hotel Committee
  • International Risk Management Committee
  • Technology Committee
nbta partners
NBTA Partners
  • Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
  • Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
  • Business for Diplomatic Action (BDA)
  • Travel Business Roundtable (TBR)
  • Travel Industry Association (TIA)
  • World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)
  • National Academy Foundation (NAF)
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Next Generation Air Transportation System (NGATS)
  • Paragon Partnership
2008 nbta educational programs
Mexico City

Sao Paolo

Shanghai

Toronto

London

Milan

Sydney

Los Angeles

Washington, DC

Atlanta

New York

2008 NBTA Educational Programs
continuing education
Continuing Education
  • Fundamentals of Business Travel Management (CTE)
  • CCTE Program
    • Industry’s only professional certification program
    • 450+ graduates
  • Global Leadership Program
    • With Wharton School
    • Industry’s only graduate-level program
careers in corporate travel
Careers in Corporate Travel
  • Multi-faceted responsibilities
  • Financially rewarding
  • Extensive travel
  • Career opportunities as a buyer or seller of corporate travel services
responsibilities of today s corporate travel manager
Responsibilities of Today’s Corporate Travel Manager
  • Strategic development of travel program
  • Negotiate with travel vendors
    • Air
    • Hotel
    • Car Rental
    • Chauffeured transportation
    • Credit Cards
    • TMCs
responsibilities of today s corporate travel manager1
Responsibilities of Today’s Corporate Travel Manager
  • Establish and administer travel policy
  • Administer corporate travel program
  • Evaluate and apply new technologies
  • Benchmark travel operations
  • Develop, control, analyze & report corporate travel budget
additional responsibilities
Additional Responsibilities
  • Manage/supervise relationship with corporate travel agencies
  • Investigate travel complaints
  • Administer corporate credit card programs
  • Manage meetings
  • Implement strategic meetings management programs
  • Ensure traveler security
  • Risk management
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Crisis management
still more responsibilities
Still more responsibilities
  • Fleet management
  • Corporate jet services
  • Relocation services
  • Video conferencing
  • Food service
  • Emergency evacuation
travel dept reports to
Travel Dept. Reports To:
  • Finance – 24%
  • Purchasing – 19%
  • Administration – 12%
  • Human Resources – 11%
  • Strategic Sourcing – 11%
  • Operations – 6
  • Other – 15%
more about corporate travel managers
More About Corporate Travel Managers
  • 80% are female
  • Average of 6 people within travel dept.
  • Half of NBTA travel managers run global travel programs
  • Avg. of more than 5,000 domestic travelers in program
  • Avg. of roughly 3,000 int’l travelers
resources for students seeking careers in corporate travel management
Resources for Students Seeking Careers in Corporate Travel Management
  • Fundamentals of Business Travel Management Course
    • Covers all primary components of managed travel programs
      • Cost containment
      • Establishing policies
      • Addressing traveler safety and security
      • Setting up performance benchmarks
      • Proving ROI
      • Utilizing Technology
fundamentals course cont d
Fundamentals Course (cont’d)
  • Offered in classroom, as an online course or as a workbook
  • Following completion, students may take exam
  • Those who pass exam earn CTE designation (Corporate Travel Expert)
  • The right credential to get a foot in the door
other nbta resources for students
Other NBTA Resources for Students
  • Student membership
    • Access to all NBTA member information
    • $49 rate ($345 for practitioners)
  • NBTA Career Center
  • NBTA Chapters
    • 42 chapters
    • Local networking opportunities
special offer for students of istte members
Special Offer for Students of ISTTE Members
  • Students may take this course for $345
  • Includes:
    • Fundamentals of Business Travel Management Course (regular price $545)
    • The CTE exam (regular price $100)
    • NBTA Student membership for one year ($49 value)
contact information
Contact Information

National Business Travel Association

1422 N. Royal St., 4th Floor

Alexandria, VA 22314

702-684-0836

www.nbta.org

ecasey@nbta.org