Daily News Brief – September 18, 2020

Virtual Payments Are the Future of Travel
Virtual Payments Are the Future of Travel This week’s webinar, “Buyer Discussion: Virtual Payments for the Future of Travel,” featured executives from three different companies sharing their experience with integrating virtual payment systems at their companies: Ryan Pierce, a senior travel manager with Salesforce; Sally Ferrell, a senior manager of Meetings,…

Daily News Brief – September 17, 2020

Ladders Mentoring Program: Apply Today
Ladders Mentoring Program: Apply Today GBTA’s prestigious mentoring program, Ladders, was developed to provide industry professionals like you with mentorship, education, and collaboration. How It Works: Highly accomplished travel industry executives lead teams of 3-4 mentees in preparing a presentation - over six months - about a selected topic. Topics…

Virtual Payments are the Future of Travel

This week’s webinar, “Buyer Discussion: Virtual Payments for the Future of Travel,” featured executives from three different companies sharing their experience with integrating virtual payment systems at their companies: Ryan Pierce, a senior travel manager with Salesforce; Sally Ferrell, a senior manager of Meetings, Events and Global Travel with McDermott…

Daily News Brief – September 16, 2020

Travel Industry Must Consider Offering Contactless Payment
Travel Industry Must Consider Offering Contactless Payment As part of the Collaboratory 2020 webinar series, GBTA Interim Executive Director Dave Hilfman hosted Jim McGowan, Marqeta's Head of eCommerce, on Monday to discuss the growth of contactless payment systems and how the travel industry can benefit from this modern technology. Marqeta…

Travel Industry Must Consider Offering Contactless Payment

As part of the Collaboratory 2020 webinar series, GBTA Interim Executive Director Dave Hilfman hosted Jim McGowan, Marqeta's Head of eCommerce, on Monday to discuss the growth of contactless payment systems and how the travel industry can benefit from this modern technology. Marqeta is a leader in contactless payments, having…

Daily News Brief – September 15, 2020

GBTA Coronavirus Poll: Your Input Is Critical
GBTA Coronavirus Poll: Your Input Is Critical Since the outset of the pandemic, GBTA has been running regular polls amongst the membership to assess the impact that COVID-19 has had on their specific business, our industry and the global economy. What we’ve seen thus far has been enlightening and educational and…

Daily News Brief – September 14, 2020

More Countries Ease Travel Restrictions
More Countries Ease Travel Restrictions Just over half of destinations worldwide (53%) have now started easing travel restrictions introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the UNWTO claims in its latest update. While many destinations remain cautious, UNWTO in its seventh edition of the “Covid-19 Related Travel Restrictions: A Global…

Daily News Brief – September 11, 2020

The Road to Recovery Continues Next Week
The Road to Recovery Continues Next Week The GBTA Collaboratory continues next week with the theme of Virtual Payment Solutions. Don’t miss the chance to hear from industry leaders on perspectives, best practices, expert insight, and actionable takeaways to address the issues facing the global business travel industry. Week 4 Webinars…

Daily News Brief – September 10, 2020

Travel Industry: Appropriate Testing Protocols A Must or U.S. Economy Will Lose $155 Billion Due to International Travel Collapse
Travel Industry: Appropriate Testing Protocols A Must or U.S. Economy Will Lose $155 Billion Due to International Travel Collapse Aviation industry groups urge the Administration to take necessary steps to safely open international travel markets In a letter released today, 18 travel and aviation industry groups called on the Administration to…
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