For most companies, travel is the second largest controllable expense.  And in order to control the expense, you must know how to manage travel spend.

OBTA supports the pursuit of professional certification through the Global Business Travel Association, their programs, and their educational offerings. Annual scholarships are awarded to local high school seniors to pursue higher education in the hospitality or travel management field, and to association members to enable them to attend the annual national conference.

Did you know you can get your Global Travel Professional (GTP) Certification without having to travel the globe?  

The computer based testing option allows you to prepare for and take the exam at a location that is convenient for you.

You can join over 400 experienced business travel professional who understand the value of the GTP certification. This acclaimed program is designed to raise industry standards, enhance work performance, and recognize professionals like you who demonstrate essential knowledge of business travel management.

We have put together an FAQ page and a few pointers so you will know what to expect upon registering. 

Access FREE educational webinars, produced by GBTA by using the unique promo code below. The best part is those OBTA chapter members do NOT need to be a GBTA member to take advantage of this offer. During the checkout process, you just need to enter the code below and the fees will be waived ($99 per webinar value). The code is specific to Oregon Business Travel Association only.   1PT6O0  For questions, please contact Megan Rooksby, OBTA Director of Education at


OBTA Members can apply for scholarships to offset the certification fees. 


Learn more about applying for a scholarship now!



For more information please visit the Global Business Travel Association’s website at