About Us

Mission Statement

The vision of New Jersey Business Travel Association is to promote continuing, updated knowledge of business travel through educational programs and presentations. We encourage partnership among those engaged in all aspects of Corporate Business Travel.

Message from the President


Joanne McNellis Coelho, GTP, GLP

Dear Industry Colleagues-    

         GBTA’s New Jersey chapter began in the late 1960's and is the second longest standing chapter of the Global Business’ Travel Association. Our membership is comprised of professionals involved in all aspects of business travel including; travel management leadership, associates from technology, airline, meeting/events, ground transportation, hotel, and procurement experts.

           One of the primary focuses of the Board is to offer members high-quality programs that feature industry experts that provide cutting-edge information and insights. As a member of the New Jersey Chapter of GBTA, there are many opportunities to network with industry peers and share best practices. Members also have access to valuable resources that will help them become more effective and efficient in their daily roles. We also provide active members the opportunity to apply for scholarships that will help to further their professional development.

         In cooperation with GBTA, we work diligently with United States’ representatives and senators as GBTA members lobby and advocate for policies that support business travel. Their successes have made positive impacts on travel around the world. We are also committed to GBTA’s Project Icarus initiative which focuses on the impact of business travel and the environment. And lastly, we are dedicated to giving back to our communities as we work with various charitable organizations that have a positive impact on the State of New Jersey and the business travel community.

         On behalf of the entire GBTA’s New Jersey Board, I invite you to join us at one of our upcoming events. Please review our calendar. If you have any questions, please reach out to out Membership Team. 

Yours truly,

Joanne McNellis Coelho, GTP, GLP