Daily News Brief – August 7, 2020

Congressional Call to Action – ACT NOW to Support Travel
Congressional Call to Action – ACT NOW to Support Travel Congress and the Administration are again at loggerheads on how to address the Coronavirus epidemic. The reports today are that congressional action is in doubt. The Cares Act we helped to pass in May was about stabilizing the travel industry.…

Daily News Brief – August 6, 2020

COVID Vaccine Tracker: When Will We Have a Coronavirus Vaccine?
COVID Vaccine Tracker: When Will We Have a Coronavirus Vaccine? Researchers around the world are racing to develop a vaccine against Covid-19, with more than 140 candidate vaccines now tracked by the World Health Organization (WHO). Vaccines normally require years of testing and additional time to produce at scale, but…

Daily News Brief – August 5, 2020

Lobbying for Business Travelers in D.C. Takes on New Challenges These Days
Lobbying for Business Travelers in D.C. Takes on New Challenges These Days There’s no silver bullet for fixing the fallout from the pandemic, a leading corporate travel lobbyist has warned. Having ensured the “four pillars of travel” — namely airlines, agencies, hotels and ground transportation firms — were represented during…

Daily News Brief – August 4, 2020

GBTA Calls on Congress to Take Action on Expanded Relief for Distressed Business Travel Industry
GBTA Calls on Congress to Take Action on Expanded Relief for Distressed Business Travel Industry Group requests expanded COVID-19 testing and SBA relief funding to restore the health of the $1.4 trillion business travel industry As the U.S. Congress negotiates a new coronavirus relief package for individuals and businesses, GBTA…

GBTA Calls on Congress to Take Action on Expanded Relief for Distressed Business Travel Industry

Group requests expanded COVID-19 testing and SBA relief funding to restore the health of the $1.4 trillion business travel industry
Alexandria, VA - As the U.S. Congress negotiates a new coronavirus relief package for individuals and businesses, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the leading voice of business travel worldwide – has called on Congressional leadership to enact measures to renew business travelers’ confidence and to curb the devastating…

Daily News Brief – August 3, 2020

U.S. Reaches $2.1 Billion Deal with Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline for COVID-19 Vaccine Push
U.S. Reaches $2.1 Billion Deal with Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline for COVID-19 Vaccine Push The federal government has reached a deal worth up to $2.1 billion with drugmakers Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline as part of Operation Warp Speed, the Trump administration's push to have a coronavirus vaccine widely available by early 2021. The money…

Daily News Brief – July 31, 2020

Three Global Airline Alliances Come Together to Assure Customer Well-Being While Flying
Three Global Airline Alliances Come Together to Assure Customer Well-Being While Flying Three global airline alliances, that collectively represent more than fifty per cent of the world’s passenger air traffic, have partnered together to highlight the measures airlines are adopting to assure the well-being of customers while travelling. With their…

Daily News Brief – July 30, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Is Critical to Restart Travel Safely
COVID-19 Testing Is Critical to Restart Travel Safely GBTA Urges the EU to Boost Testing Capabilities (BRUSSLES, BELGIUM) As the travel industry braces for a second COVID-19 wave, GBTA, the Global Business Travel Association, calls for widening testing capabilities and requirements across the EU as a better alternative to blanket…

COVID-19 Testing is Critical to Restart Travel Safely:

GBTA Urges the EU to Boost Testing Capabilities
Brussels, Belgium (29 July 2020) – As the travel industry braces for a second Covid-19 wave, GBTA, the Global Business Travel Association, calls for widening testing capabilities and requirements across the EU as a better alternative to blanket travel restrictions.   “Sudden and unilateral shifts in government response, such as…
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