WELCOME TO THE AFRICAN BUSINESS TRAVEL ASSOCIATION
If you are involved in booking, buying or supplying corporate travel products or services, then ABTA is the organisation for you.
Through ABTA’s global education partner ACTE (Association of Corporate Travel Executives), ABTA is a globally recognised business travel association, but with specific expertise about corporate travel in Africa. ABTA is based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and has operations and a Member base in other key African markets including Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia and Nigeria.
By participating in ABTA’s various events, initiatives, research projects and networking opportunities, our members are always armed with information about industry best practice, able to tackle trends and challenges, and grow their network of industry contacts.
If you operate as a buyer or supplier of corporate travel into or on the African Continent, ABTA is your primary resource for just about anything you need – contacts, information, training, resources, trends, peer-to-peer learning, networking and more.
Call or email us today to find out about becoming part of ABTA’s Corporate Travel community.
Through Education, Innovation and Collaboration ABTA:
- Assists its Members to add value to their organisations by providing relevant and instantly usable benefits when managing, buying or selling corporate travel
- Provides a platform for region-specific Travel Management education, networking opportunities and continued professional development
- Raises the standard of the Business Travel industry by providing access to local and global industry best practices
- Guides companies when sending travellers into Africa, giving destination and traveller safety information, local contacts and reputable suppliers, and more
WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY
“As a Travel Manager, my ABTA membership gives me access to a wide range of travel suppliers and a big plus for BCX to be associated with ABTA is the assistance we receive through event education and corporate travel content that assists both the company and our travellers.”
“We have been associated with ABTA for over 5 years and we receive great value from being members, particularly from a travel industry knowledge and networking perspective. I regularly participate at ABTA’s events which are very informative and interactive, promoting professional excellence of the travel industry.”
“I continue to be impressed with the work that ABTA does, and the impact they have on travel professional’s lives. ABTA’s contribution to the travel industry goes far beyond its Members expectations and is illustrated time and again through their joint work and collaboration with other key players in the industry.”
“Being a member of ABTA not only makes you a better Travel advisor because of the training and personal development opportunities through the various programs and events, but it also raises your credibility with clients.”
“As a journalist and stakeholder within the travel sector, it is a privilege for me to be exposed, via ABTA, to emerging trends and issues affecting the corporate travel sector. We also find content about global trends and how these impact our local markets to be very helpful, especially when delivered by the experts that participate at ABTA events.”
“ABTA Membership allows me to network with other company’s with a similar travel portfolio to mine, meet new suppliers and learn how to get better value from my current suppliers. I have also been exposed to many new ideas around technology and meeting people who are able to share their tech experiences is very helpful. This all helps me within my travel role to enhance our travel programme.”
“ABTA has created a credible brand and is a professional organisation to be associated with. Membership provides accreditation and endorsement for participating brands and also provides excellent networking opportunities.”
“I have been a member of ABTA for the past 5 years. The value add and extended network connections that ABTA gives me within the Travel Industry has repeatedly proven to be an advantage in my function not only as Executive Assistant to the MD but also as Travel Manager.”
“ABTA Events provide relevant educational information that assists companies to plan better or even re-look at their Corporate Travel strategies. ABTA Events also present valuable networking opportunities, bringing like-minded people together to benefit from each other through collaboration and synergistic opportunities. When you see deals closed through such networking opportunities, the value is obvious!”
“We have been involved with ABTA in various forms either through membership or sponsorship for a number of years and we have realised great value for our various travel management brands. We find that the content at ABTA events is very relevant to our specific business travel management industry with ABTA continuously challenging the status quo which is one of the reasons we continue to support them.”
ABTA’s Membership base spans the globe, with the majority of members being based on the African Continent.
Members come from all industry sectors including Corporate Travel Co-ordinators and Buyers, TMC’s, Airlines, Hotels, Card companies, GDS and Technology, Ground transportation and more.
Whether booking, buying, managing or supplying business travel products or services, ABTA Membership is a key advantage to assist you in information gathering, educational resources and peer-to-peer networking opportunities.
DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?
Contact Membership Services: firstname.lastname@example.org
DID YOU KNOW?
ABTA Members get a complimentary ACTE Virtual Membership.
This means that you have access to all of ACTE’s Global Corporate Travel resources housed on ACTE’s online resource portal including Whitepapers, Webinars, Local and International surveys, industry studies and more.
If you are a current ABTA Member, contact Nadine to find out about registering for your complimentary ACTE Virtual Membership.