CORTAS is uniquely positioned to provide a broad spectrum of perspectives. We leverage each other’s knowledge and share best practices in a trusted, buyer only environment. In addition to our regular member meetings, we facilitate collaboration across multiple platforms. Quick questions over WhatsApp, articles shared via the closed LinkedIn community or benchmarking posted via our members only webpages – we help travel managers get the information they need.
“ We joined CORTAS to discuss hot topics with peers in the industry and to learn from each other by sharing our knowledge. Topics come to the table which didn’t cross our minds before. The constantly new insights will help us to further develop our travel programme within Rituals Cosmetics. Now that we are a member of CORTAS we are able to further improve our assistance to our business travellers and make their trip more valuable. ”
The role of the travel manager is unique within most organisations. Procurement manager, supplier manager, operations manager and innovator – corporate travel management is complex and requires a breath of skills.
CORTAS provides the perfect platform for education and training.
Our Executive Leadership Program (ELP) is designed to give travel managers leadership skills that enable them to grow as an individual whilst delivering tangible benefits to their organisation.
CORTAS members are automatically members of ACTE, Association of Corporate Travel Executives, the global association for corporate travel executive worldwide, and have access to all ACTE (re)sources and events.
The ACTE events and education grants CORTAS members access to an extensive international business travel community, including year-round education sessions, industry events, whitepapers and networking opportunities.
As an independent guild of travel buyers CORTAS provides a unique opportunity for travel managers to benchmark and exchange best practises in a trusted environment.
Our combined knowledge and experience ensures we are a valued advisor within the business travel industry.
Whether it’s discussing new technology, legislation or innovations, our voice helps to shape the business travel landscape.
“ Apart from being the unique platform for corporations only, to share knowledge and expertise in the area of corporate travel management, CORTAS is the single voice on behalf of the corporations and its business travelers, ensuring that CUSTOMER requirements are being heard and acted upon by all parties in the business travel industry. Too many strategic decisions in the business travel industry that have a direct effect on business travelers and the companies they work for, are made without the involvement of this important group of stakeholders. This should change, in the best interest of all parties involved. ”
Former Chairman and Honorary Member CORTAS
Professor Aviation and Business Travel Management, Breda University of Applied Sciences.
Two for one: Each membership provides full content to two employees from a corporate. This includes: regular member meetings, access to the peer network, benchmarking and education.
ACTE: As an affiliate of ACTE, CORTAS members receive two complimentary memberships to ACTE. Membership includes access to all worldwide events, whitepapers/research, webinars and zero registration fee to the European and Global Summits. The conferences are an excellent opportunity to network, gain industry insights and understand the next wave in travel innovation.
One voice: Make your voice heard. In an increasingly complex industry, CORTAS’s combined buying power ensures our voice is heard by suppliers.
Cost savings: In leveraging each other’s expertise, CORTAS members have the ability to deliver incremental cost saving to their organisation. No matter your industry, or where your travel program is in terms of maturity, there will be someone who can help you deliver increased value to your travellers and stakeholders.
When starting in the business travel industry, it occurred to me there are not many opportunities for travel professionals to expand their knowledge and expertise. In addition, being a corporate travel manager is usually pretty much a one (wo)man show in a company with limited options to share knowledge and best practices with peers.
To further grow within my job, I had the option to join an association or attend seminars and conferences. For CORTAS members this is nicely combined within a membership and can be the nudge to get the internal approval for a membership. After all, attending one or two trainings or seminars would result in the same expenses.
A CORTAS membership gives me cross references, views from peers on available solutions in the market, benchmarking, meeting other key decision makers, influence the business, and so much more.
Ensuring traveller wellbeing is core to the evolving role of the travel manager. Whether it’s leveraging new technologies, introducing employee incentives, ensuring duty-of-care or simply making sure your 2-metre-tall traveller gets that extra legroom seat; we’re all faced with the challenge of delivering more to our employees whilst maintaining cost control.
CORTAS provides a great forum for borrowing best practices; so that we can all deliver best-in-class solutions for our travellers and internal stakeholders.