GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association(GBTA) will organise Global Travel Professional(GTP) Certification in India. The certification programme will be held in Vivanta by Taj, Gurgaon on August 29, 2014. This programme enables the travel executives to get a globally recognised certification. The GTP Certification is designed to raise industry standards, enhance work performance, and recognise individuals who demonstrate core competencies essential to the business travel management discipline.
Welf J Ebeling, vice president- Operations, Asia Pacific, GBTA, “India is a very important market for us. The new government show positive signs towards the development in tourism segment. This forecast is a very positive sign for potential of business travel growth in India in the years to come. We want to give a platform to all the travel executives in India, which gives them a global certification. As of now we are organising this certification in Gurgaon, but soon we want to bring the certification to Mumbai, Bengaluru and other major cities to our list.”
The examination consists of 125 multiple choice questions written by industry subject matter experts, to be taken over three hours. If the examination pass level is achieved, the GTP designation can be displayed after ones name, providing credibility and recognition. The course is suitable for business travel professionals who have a minimum of three years industry experience.