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GBTA Daily News Brief – March 18, 2021

GBTA Poll: Digital Health Verification – The Solution to Safely Resume Business Travel
Optimism Increases as Vaccine Roll-Out Accelerates GBTA today reported on the findings from its 17th poll looking at the impact of the pandemic on the business travel industry. Two-thirds of GBTA members and stakeholders (66%) believe implementing Digital Health Verification (also known as “vaccination passports” of “digital green certificates”) is…

GBTA Daily News Brief – March 17, 2021

GBTA Supports The European Commission’s Proposal to Introduce a Common, Inter-Operable and Mutually-Recognised Digital Green Certificate
To Kickstart a Return to Business Travel   GBTA supports the European Commission’s proposal to introduce a Digital Green Certificate that is inter-operable and consistent across Members States. The certificate will verify that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, has recovered from the virus, or has a negative test…

Daily News Brief – March 16, 2021

Check-in with Suzanne
Hi Global Colleagues: I’m “checking in” today, full of anticipation as I look forward to my first official Member Listening Tour session… kicking off today with session #1 in Europe. Thoughtful Q&A prompted by your write-in questions and a conversation moderated by Mark Cuschieri today will set the tone for…

GBTA Daily News Brief – March 15, 2021

More Airlines Offering Vaccine Status on an App
British Airways is planning to allow people to register their vaccination status on its smart phone app. Under the plans, people who have had both jabs will be able to register their status. The airline’s chief executive, Sean Doyle, hailed the UK’s “great progress” in tackling the pandemic. He has…

Daily News Brief – March 10, 2021

WINiT by GBTA Honors Leaders Who Are Driving Positive Change for Women in Business Travel
Ceremony recognizes women, men and companies working tirelessly to elevate and advance the mission of WINiT GBTA held its second WINiT Awards & Gala March 8, 2021, to honor business travel professionals who are reinventing, leaning in, and creating momentum felt by those beyond their community and field. The event,…

Daily News Brief – March 9, 2021

Check-in with Suzanne
Hello Everyone, Time to check in! These are such good words, ones we’d all love to see regularly again in our travel apps – anticipating the meetings, agendas, relationships, and business success driving us to travel in the first place. So, it’s week two for me at GBTA! And it’s…

Daily News Brief – March 8, 2021

The First Real-World Data for COVID Vaccines Is in – And It’s Really Good News
The first real-world data for COVID-19 vaccines is in – and the vaccines’ effectiveness have once-again shot past scientists’ expectations. Vaccines are typically less effective in the real-world than in clinical trials. But in data from Israel and the United Kingdom, both of whom have managed to vaccinate a large…

Daily News Brief – March 5, 2021

Analysis: Worker Protection Red Tape Ties Up EU Business Travel
When European corporate travel resumes once coronavirus restrictions are lifted, companies will find an onslaught of increased regulation in the region has made organising business trips a lot more complicated and expensive than it used, or arguably needs, to be. One source of red tape will be the need for…

Daily News Brief – March 4, 2021

Update on Project Unite
Project Unite, focused on the integration of GBTA and ACTE, has been making progress and we’d like to provide you with this update. At the beginning of February, we completed the analysis of over 1,200 global responses to the survey that was conducted to gather thoughts on what people have…
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