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SOURCE Global Business Travel Association
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – announced that global travel management company, Radius Travel, recently had its entire sales and account management teams complete the exam to become certified as a Global Travel Professional™ (GTP). GBTA applauds Radius Travel's foresight to train its salesforce, facilitating professional development and elevating the status and credibility of its professionals in the business travel industry.
GBTA's 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. Taking the GTP Certification communicates a commitment to one's career to peers, supervisors and the industry at large. It measures the knowledge demonstrated by business travel professionals in a valid and reliable way, while encouraging professional growth in the field of business travel management.
"We're happy to give credit where credit is due and in this case, Radius Travel certainly deserves praise with the focus and commitment to improving their global sales focus and also for further raising industry knowledge and know-how by having their entire sales and account management teams earn their GTP," said Heather Trusty, GBTA Director of Certification.
Kieran Hartwell, SVP of Global Sales and Service at Radius Travel said, "Our mission at Radius Travel is to make global work. Everything we do is about being experts and advocates for our customers and creating tailored programs for them. That's what drove our decision to have our sales and account management teams obtain the GTP™ certification."
About Radius Travel
Radius Travel is a global travel management company that designs and delivers programs for multinational companies through a network of best-in-market agencies. The Radius network operates across more than 80 countries and manages more than USD 23 billion of annual corporate travel spending. The Radius Global Hotel Program, featuring the world's leading hotel brands, is one of the largest in the corporate travel market. Radius corporate offices are in Washington, DC, London, Sao Paulo and Singapore. www.radiustravel.com
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 6,000-plus members manage over $340 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA provides its network of 21,000 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
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