MSABTA announces 2016 Membership Dues

It was proposed that we add $50.00 to the price of membership to include a ticket to our annual Corks and Forks Fundraiser.  It would make the dues as follows:

  • Direct:  First New Member or Renewal from company: $125.00

  • Allied:  First New Member or Renewal from company: $175.00

  • Direct for half year (on or after July 1) $63.50

  • Allied for half year (on or after July 1) $87.50

Membership dues are for one calendar year and the membership date starts upon receipt of dues payment through the end of 2016.

Membership is open to all individuals who are engaged in travel, transportation, lodging and associated professions. Please select from the following applications.  If you are new to MSABTA and have not previously been a member, please fill out our Membership Application.  If you are a current member and want to renew, go to the 'Members Only' section and fill out a Dues Renewal form.  You can now Apply Online or, you can download a membership application and mail to:

Mid-South Area Business Travel Association

P.O. Box 11441

Memphis, TN 38111-0441

Membership Renewals and Applications

2015 - 2016 Membership Chair

Nicole Martin

Sales Manager - Courtyard -Residence Inn Marriott Southaven

662-996-1500 Office

901-240-5102 Cell

nmartin@chartwellhospitality.com 

Membership@msabta.org

Mission Statement: To provide an association committed to educational and professional development in corporate travel for all members, while encouraging networking opportunities.

Why Join

Education and Professional Development: Monthly meetings featuring travel related speakers and panelists who inform attendees of the latest trends, technology and industry issues. Our parent organization, the Global Business Travel Association, offers the only certified program in the industry for business travel professionals, the Certified Corporate Travel Executive, CCTE. Funding for our individual education is not always easy to come by nor are companies always able to provide funds for furthering education. MSABTA assists by providing chapter level scholarships, such as Allied & Direct member of the year as well as support and access to scholarships provided by NBTA for CCTE and The Global Leadership (GLP). Networking and Industry

Benchmarking: MSABTA is a family of travel managers and suppliers with whom you can establish long-term bonds. The networking time prior to the each meeting allows both members and guests an opportunity to meet one another in a relaxed, casual setting. It also allows the opportunity to discuss and to determine Best Practices and benchmarks for your Travel Programs.

Education Opportunities: Education is our primary focus. In today's ever changing travel technology and industry, staying abreast of new developments enhances our job performance. MSABTA's Code of Ethics allows all of our members to be involved and learn with understood boundaries. Our members are given opportunities to learn about the industry hot topics through our programs & speakers each month. In our member’s only section of the website, PowerPoint presentations from previous educational sessions as well as web links to other organizations providing up to date industry news can be accessed.

Volunteer Committees: MSABTA places high value on the contributions of its members. The association has numerous standing and ad hoc committees which allow each member every opportunity to be actively involved in the management of the association as well as to grow as employees, employers and individuals.

Leadership Opportunities: The MSABTA board officers arise from the membership ranks. These members have demonstrated a decided interest and concerted involvement in the association's affairs and are elected by the general membership. Involvement in the leadership of the local association also involves you in the National Association opening more doors for personal growth.

Membership Directory: MSABTA publishes on our website an annual Membership Directory listing all the names, addresses, phones, faxes and e-mails of each member. The directory is an invaluable tool with which to quickly communicate with fellow MSABTA members. (This is accessible to only paid members)

Community Affairs: The MSABTA Board of Directors discusses opportunities to work within the community to provide support for selected Organizations and projects such as our fundraising golf tournament. These opportunities allow us to give back to the communities in which we work and live.

Variety: MSABTA is a great way to meet new people, expand your network and develop new business. You can do it all in a relaxed, easy, atmosphere. You have the opportunity be exposed to a variety of venues, other geographical locations, and to expand your education.

Membership Types:

Direct Membership is open to any person who establishes or implements your companies/organizations' travel policies & procedures; is a liaison with travel vendors (travel agencies, airlines, hotels, cars, etc.); or is responsible for travel arrangements with agencies, airlines, hotels, and cars, etc.   

Allied Membership is open to any person who is responsible for directing the business conducted by the following companies: Auto Rental, Bus, Certified Air Carrier, Charge Card, Credit Card, Cruise Line, Hotel, Motel, Railroad, Travel Related Automation Company, Travel Management Consulting Firms, Travel Management Companies and other travel professional services firms or associations.  

Every member will receive a membership packet to include:

  • Certificate of Membership
  • 2016 Meeting Calendar
  • 2 Coupons for Guests
  • Sponsorship letter with sponsorship levels                                                                             

 

 Meeting Fees:

  • $25 member
  • $40 Guest (guests are welcome to attend a maximum of two events per calendar year.
  • $5 additional "Walk-up" fee (for members or guests)

 

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