BATM News & Events

Pascal Struyve: Protecting the travel industry is an absolute must!

Travel management usually requires a tight grip on everything: anticipating on all known problems and reacting as swiftly as possible to any unforeseen circumstance. But nobody could predict the current situation, and there’s not much we can do either. Never before has a crisis had such a worldwide impact as the corona virus today. Even […]

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POSTPONED – Educational Forum: STATE OF THE UNION – THE BUSINESS TRAVEL INDUSTRY IN 2020 – Ghent, 3 April 2020

EDUCATIONAL FORUM IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, DUE TO THE MEASURES TAKEN BY THE  BELGIAN GOVERNMENT TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS   An insight into the different sectors of the business travel industry to better understand the key drivers, trends, challenges and expectations and the impact on Corporate Travel Programs.   The […]

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Coronavirus COVID-19 : online dashboard by John Hopkins University CSSE

This live, interactive dashboard tracks Coronavirus cases in real-time.

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Event recap: How global can you go?

Business travel is one of the key requirements for any global business to perform optimally. Isn’t it ironic, then, that business travel itself is reluctant to consolidation on a global scale? Despite many efforts from all parties involved – hotels, airlines, travel agencies and trade associations – travel management on a global scale will not […]

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POSTPONED – Educational Forum: STATE OF THE UNION – THE BUSINESS TRAVEL INDUSTRY IN 2020 – Ghent, 3 April 2020

EDUCATIONAL FORUM IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, DUE TO THE MEASURES TAKEN BY THE  BELGIAN GOVERNMENT TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS   An insight into the different sectors of the business travel industry to better understand the key drivers, trends, challenges and expectations and the impact on Corporate Travel Programs.   The […]

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Pascal Struyve: Protecting the travel industry is an absolute must!

Travel management usually requires a tight grip on everything: anticipating on all known problems and reacting as swiftly as possible to any unforeseen circumstance. But nobody could predict the current situation, and there’s not much we can do either. Never before has a crisis had such a worldwide impact as the corona virus today. Even […]

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Coronavirus COVID-19 : online dashboard by John Hopkins University CSSE

This live, interactive dashboard tracks Coronavirus cases in real-time.

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Coronavirus hits business travel far beyond Chinese borders: what travel professionals should know and can do.

On Monday 3 February, the World Health Organization reported that more than 20.000 people are now contaminated with the Novel coronavirus. That’s 4 times more than a week ago, meaning the virus is spreading incredibly fast. Also yesterday, the first Coronavirus patient has been reported in Belgium. 28 countries have reported Coronavirus cases so far.

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Educational Forum: ON OUR WAY TO A SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL PROGRAM? – Brussels, 15 November 2020

Business sustainability is essential to the long-term prosperity of companies. It serves to maximize opportunities and to minimize the negative impact their core operations have on the environment, and the communities and economies in places where they operate. As result of this, sustainability initiatives are playing an increasingly important factor. Managed travel programs are not […]

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PRESS: Aviation Update – interview of Pascal Struyve

Please click on the below link to read the article Luchtvaart Nieuws – 01 July 2019

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Travel Professional of the Year 2018 – Ann-Sofie Van Wonterghem

Ann-Sofie Van Wonterghem voted Travel Professional of the Year

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Big Data for Managed Travel Professionals – A BATM market research

BATM deep dived into the state of the potential of Big Data for Managed Travel Professionals in the Belgian Market and their travel programs.

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Summary and key findings from the BATM Educational Forum “Making Travel Data Smarter: Where are we now?”

Travel managers are using more data sources than ever to gain visbility into their programs.  

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BATM Press Release – Lufthansa Credit Card fees are unacceptable!

BATM takes a hard line against extra costs imposed by the Lufthansa Group on business travellers and companies.

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BATM compliance to new EU General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect on 25 May 2018. It is replacing the Belgian privacy law, giving you more say about the way organisation use your personal data.

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Le Soir article – 29 March 2012

There are more and more different “fee” types added to a given price, resulting in a confusing lack of transparency. Less transparency or by definition lack of transparency is negative for consumer/travelers and for managed travel programs

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BATM supports CREATETALENT – www.createtalent.org

CREATETALENT provides mentoring services for students and a platform for academic institutions (universities/business schools) as well as corporations to interact, attract and retain top talent in the travel industry

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Travel Manager of the Year 2010

Bruxelles, le 29 octobre 2010 – Pour la quatrième année consécutive, la BATM (Belgian Association of Travel Management) a décerné le prix du Travel Manager of the Year. C’est Josiane Allain, Travel Manager chez Techspace Aero, qui a été récompensée au cours d’une soirée organisée à l’Hôtel Bloom à Bruxelles hier soir. Ce prix récompense […]

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ACTE rewards BATM in Prague

ACTE Honors The BATM with Global Industry Awards At the Global Education Conference in Prague.

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About us

Our mission

BATM is a non-profit leading association for business travel creating meaningful dialogue within the community of business travel professionals since 2002.
BATM’s members are corporate buyers of business travel services and suppliers of the business travel industry. BATM’s 120-plus Corporate members manage more than Eur 1 bn of global business travel expenditures annually.
We organize 4 educational forums and one networking meeting per year.
In September 2005 BATM has partnered with the Association of Corporate Travel Executives, ACTE.

BATM s mission is to advance Travel Management practice in the Belgian market, by promoting the interests of business travel professionals, providing a platform to connect, offering quality-learning experience, innovative thinking and excellent networking opportunities.

Why should you be a member of BATM ?
We help travel managers to realize the full potential of their travel programs.
We provide to suppliers the platform to connect with the market and to understand current and future market needs.
We promote the common business interests of both buyers and suppliers of the business travel industry in Belgium.

Through:

  • Forums to learn new trends and challenges of the travel industry and in travel management
  • Leading events
  • Quality learning experience
  • Peer networking
  • Platform to connect
  • Leading experts
  • Knowledge-sharing
  • Innovative thinking

We hope to see you soon!

Pascal Struyve – BATM President