ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the business travel industry, today announced the launch of the Global Travel Professional (GTP) Certification, the very first certification for the business travel industry. Offered through the GBTA Academy, the Certification will help business travel professionals gain recognition in the industry, advance their career and increase professional growth and development.
"Education makes all the difference in today's economy and the travel professional industry is no exception," said Michael W. McCormick, executive director and COO of GBTA. "The newly launched GTP Certification will become the standard for the industry. For people who want to advance their careers or business leaders wanting to ensure their employees are the best equipped, the GBTA Academy's GTP will be the most efficient and effective way to help travel professionals excel in their field."
The GTP Certification is designed to raise industry standards, enhance work performance, and recognize individuals who demonstrate core competencies essential to the business travel management discipline.
The GTP Certification examination questions will be based on the results of an industry job survey of knowledge and skills needed for the business travel professional. The results of the survey will serve as the test content outline. Applicants are strongly encouraged to refer to the test content outline for details regarding the skills and knowledge required to earn the GTP. The first GTP examination will be administered prior to the 2012 GBTA Convention in Boston on July 22, 2012. All information on the GTP Certification, including the test content outline and preparation tools for the examination, can be found at gbta.org/certification.
The GBTA Academy offers business travel management education for every experience level. Learning opportunities are provided to enhance knowledge and elevate careers. Whether just beginning a professional journey or well-established in the industry, the GBTA Academy offers education programs, training workshops and webinars, and the GTP Certification to advance professional growth. To learn more about the GBTA Academy visit gbta.org/academy.
About the Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world's premier business travel and meetings organization. Collectively, GBTA's 5,000-plus members manage over $340 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA provides its network of 17,000 business and government travel and meetings managers, as well as travel service providers, with networking events, news, education & professional development, research, and advocacy. For more information, visit gbta.org
SOURCE Global Business Travel Association