President's Letter

On behalf of the Baltimore Washington Business Travel Association (BWBTA) Board of Directors, we welcome you! The ongoing development of members is our top priority. We strive to enhance careers through top-rated educational programs and opportunities for both professional and personal growth. We encourage you to join as a member and attend our monthly meetings!

BWBTA brings together corporate travel experts from all aspects of the industry including buyers from top global companies and suppliers spanning the travel spectrum in the effort to foster the exchange of ideas, education and relationship building. Our goal is to create a space for learning, and pushing the boundaries of the status quo in corporate travel through quality programs beneficial to all attendees. 

I am personally inviting you to join us at our next monthly meeting or social event. Come experience all that can be gained by you and your company through membership.  Become a member today to take advantage of the newest promotion: GBTA All Access.

Educational meetings are typically every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Take note of these exciting annual networking events: 

  • June:               Golf Classic

  • July:                 Summer Networking Reception

  • August:            Crab Fest

  • October:           Education Day in collaboration with NVBTA

  • December:       Holiday Gala & Silent Auction

Additionally, each quarter corporate travel buyers will have the opportunity for peer-to-peer roundtable discussions post the all-access educational meetings.

Please feel free to reach out to me or any board member with your feedback or questions. You have a voice at BWBTA and your participation is vital in making a difference in the ever evolving travel industry.

Thank you for your interest and support. Our best wishes to all of you for a very successful year. We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Sincerely, Yukari Tortorich
BWBTA Chapter President / VP Global Travel Services, Discovery Communications
president@bwbta.org