Who We Are

CBTG is an association of motivated, assertive travel management company owners and principals who meet three times a year for the purpose of strengthening their individual agencies. This is accomplished through a high-level of member-to-member networking and sharing of common goals, challenges and business practices.

Our Guidelines

Our guidelines for agency membership include an annual gross volume of at least 10 million per year, an emphasis on corporate travel, representation at the quarterly meetings by the agency owner or principal, and a willingness to openly share information and participate in meetings and discussions


From its inception, CBTG recognized that in order to maximize the benefits of open sharing and discussion, the group needed to remain relatively small. For this reason, membership is by invitation only and is limited to just 35 select and geographically diverse agencies Read More


Our meetings generally take place in January, June, and October of each year. Meetings begin on Tuesday evening and end on Thursday at noon. Read More


Annual dues for CBTG membership are $2,500 per agency. New member entry fees are $1,000 (one-time charge).

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Who We Are Not

CBTG is not about massive membership numbers. Our small size is by design. CBTG is not about big overhead and expensive dues. Our minimal annual fees are in place simply to cover general meeting costs and basic administration costs. CBTG is not about preferred suppliers. Although we do have a few extremely lucrative preferred supplier deals in place and we often receive preferred pricing on many products such as third party technologies, this is not our focus. In fact, most of our members belong to at least one other national consortium (i.e. AMEX, Radius, BCD, Travel Leaders, to name a few).

As our own members consistently point out, however, CBTG provides something that no other association has ever come close to delivering: a small, quality group of smart business entrepreneurs who share information, ideas and advice at levels unheard of in other industry groups.

What Some of Our Members Have To Say

This is the best group I have ever been associated with. Not only do I learn something at every meeting, but I also can contact any of the members during the year for help or questions. Everyone is willing to share what works and doesn’t work at that agencies. I believe the people involved in this group are some of the most professional people in the industry. They are also a lot of fun to socialize with.

Dale Clarken

New Horizons Travel

Of all the associations our agency maintains, CBTG is the most impactful. The meetings are informative, thought-provoking and enjoyable, keeping us in the know for all that is happening in the ever-changing world of Business Travel. Most noteworthy, however, is how special this collection of individuals is. I can’t say I’ve come to know a warmer, more friendly crowd in this industry or any other!

Eitan Geft


As a long time member, the Commonwealth Business Travel Group (CBTG) has been invaluable to me and Safe Harbors. Our industry moves very fast and to be able to speak openly with others on best practices and evolving technologies has made us a stronger company. So much more to say but I will leave that for Marc Casto. Thank you CBTG!  

Jay Ellenby

Safe Harbors Business Travel

CBTG is by far the most important organization that we belong to! There is nothing else in the industry with the free flow of ideas and cutting edge information available anywhere. I think of CBTG as my mastermind/board of directors.

Dave Hershberger

Prestige Travel Leaders