Education is the foundation for the Utah Business Travel Association. We were founded in 2000 by a small group of local travel industry leaders committed to raising the knowledge and professionalism of travel industry professionals. The monthly UBTA meetings are designed to provide current, leading-edge information and knowledge sharing among our members in a comfortable, social environment where networking and peer recognition can be accomplished informally.

UBTA supports the pursuit of professional certification through the National Business Travel Association, their programs, and their educational offerings. Through our association with NBTA, and therefore with NBTA Foundation (formerly IBTM), and the CPC (Chapter Presidents Council), we are able to offer educational scholarships for a variety of programs. Please access the information below for additional details.

As an affiliate of the National Business Travel Association, UBTA supports and recognizes the professional education programs they offer. Currently, training is focused in 4 concentrated areas:

NetSmartTM is a web-based is a web-based distance learning and educational program that allows NBTA Members and Chapter Members to participate in a live interactive forum on business travel industry issues and simultaneously view presentations.

The Fundamentals of Business Travel Management course is NBTA’s starter course focusing on the basics of business travel management.  This two-day workshop is designed as a guide to the primary components of managed travel.

Certified Corporate Travel Executive (CCTE)

The CCTE Program, carried out in conjunction with The University of Houston Conrad Hilton College of Hotel & Restaurant Management, is designed for business travel management professionals who want to enhance their knowledge, skills and productivity. The CCTE Program adds to the individual's expertise in developing and managing corporate travel programs and stresses the use of the latest technologies to improve day-to-day operations.

Global Leadership Professional Program

Global Leadership Professional (GLP) program is a master's level executive education program developed by the NBTA Foundation in conjunction with The Wharton School.  It is the only master's level accredited course offered within the business travel industry, and is designed to build upon NBTA's Certified Corporate Travel Executive (CCTE) program.

Global Travel Management Exchange Forums

The NBTA Global Travel Management Exchange Forums (GTMEFs) are small, highly-focused discussion groups where global travel managers can meet with their peers and explore relevant global travel management topics ranging from global benchmarking to corporate best practices.


Chapter Presidents Council
The NBTA Chapter Presidents’ Council Scholarship Program serves to help travel management professionals pursue education opportunities that enhance their expertise. This program also encourages local chapter members to become members of NBTA and/or to attend NBTA sponsored conferences, conventions and seminars held both nationally and locally. The CPC Scholarship Program is funded entirely by the CPC.  Click here for more scholarship info.

NBTA Foundation Scolarship Opportunities
An important goal within NBTA Foundation's mission is to advance the professional development of those in the business travel industry. To support this initiative, each year, NBTA Foundation awards scholarships to qualified NBTA members. For more information on available NBTA Foundation Scholarships, visit

UBTA Scholarship Opportunities
Check out the "Links" page for more information on our GBTA-Utah Chapter Scholarships for both the GBTA Convention and the Legislative Summit.