Daily News Brief – April 2, 2021

Use Authorization to Help Increase the Number of Vaccine Doses Available

Use Authorization to Help Increase the Number of Vaccine Doses Available

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced two revisions regarding the number of doses per vial available for the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. The first revision clarifies the number of doses per vial for the vials that are currently available, in that the maximum number of extractable doses is 11, with a range of 10-11 doses. The second revision authorizes the availability of an additional multi-dose vial in which each vial contains a maximum of 15 doses, with a range of 13-15 doses that can potentially be extracted. (SOURCE: FDA)

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COVID-19 News 

A Complete Timeline of What’s Going on with the AstraZeneca COVID Vaccine (FORTUNE)

Coronavirus Update New York City: NYC Could Be ‘Completely Out of This Within 6 to 8 Weeks’: Health Official (ABC)

Europe Recasts COVID-19 Vaccine Playbook After First-Round Flop (REUTERS)

Professional Development
Learn How to Create an Effective Strategic Meetings Management Program:
There is Still Time to Register for The Fundamentals of Strategic Meetings Management™
Pioneers and thought leaders in meetings, procurement, and travel management have collaborated to create a road map and share best practices on how to create and manage an effective strategic meetings management program for your company. The program covers 6 modules and includes 3 two-hour live sessions with an instructor. Please note this is a virtual event.

Instructor: Betsy Bondurant, CMM, CTE

Deadline to Register is Today, April 2.

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Scholarships Now Available!

The new GBTA Academy Global Scholarship Program is designed to make education accessible for hundreds of members by offering financial assistance. As a result, GBTA members will have increased access to valuable educational opportunities during this challenging time in our industry due to the pandemic.

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WINiT by GBTA 

Introducing the WINiTIn45 Discussion Series

You have a business travel career to advance. And time is always your most precious commodity. That’s why WINiT by GBTA has created the new WINiTIn45 discussion series for our members.

This monthly series of nine high-impact conversations will deliver meaningful content in an easy-to-access virtual format – and in 45-minute chunks, making it easy to fit into even the busiest schedule.

Join some of the most successful leaders in business travel as they offer insights and advice into how to elevate your career and WINiTIN45.

Online registration is open now. Secure your spot for these upcoming fast-paced discussions into a workplace that today is more fluid than ever:

WINiT in Marketing and Communications
April 20 | 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM ET

Complimentary for Members / $49 for Non-Members

Reflections and advice for women aspiring to achieve senior roles in marketing and communications. You will be provided with concrete MARCOMM tips to support different components of marketing as it relates to the buyer and customer journey.

This will help you to stay on top of your game given all the digital innovation that has occurred in the last few months.

Moderator:
Dorothy Dowling, Chief Marketing Officer, BWH Hotel Group

Speaker:
Melissa Maher, Chief Inclusion Officer, SVP of Marketing & Industry Engagement, Expedia Group

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WINiT Wherever You Stand – Job Holder or Job Seeker

May 6 | 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM ET

Complimentary for Members / Non-Members

Travel, events and meeting professionals are out of work in record numbers and we are all potentially a moment away from shifting to the other role. WINiT Founder and 20 year industry buyer, Michelle (Mick) Lee has been actively connecting job seekers with hiring managers over the last year and is creating content that serve all roles.

Join the Discussion!

Job Seekers – Learn how to effectively network in the current environment, the importance of your pitch and actionable advice to get your next job

Job Holders – Learn how to remain relevant, continue to add value where you are and ways to PAY IT FORWARD to colleagues in need

Hiring Managers – Bring your open roles to this meeting!

Registered attendees will receive a brief survey to complete in advance which will frame the agenda to ensure content is EXACTLY what you need. Learn how to WINiT in 45 and be successful and valued regardless of where you stand.

We Want to Hear from You!

GBTA is conducting a survey about travel program sustainability. The results will be shared at GBTA Convention in July. If you are a travel manager, please click here to participate.

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The Politics of Travel

Stay Up To Date On Critical Governmental Debates & Policies That Affect Business Travel

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Job Board 

Business Travel Jobs Postings

Meeting Sales and Logistics Coordinator
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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Global Security and Travel Management Senior Manager in Italy
Parma, Italy
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Global Travel Category Manager
Fremont, California, United States
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Trending Industry News 

Top Story

Las Vegas, Nashville, Phoenix and More: Amtrak Would Expand, Connect New Cities Under Joe Biden’s Infrastructure Plan (USA TODAY)

Aviation Industry News

What Alaska Airlines Joining the Oneworld Alliance Means for You (AFAR)

United Airlines Restarts Pilot Hiring as Ticket Sales Rebound (THE NEW YORK TIMES)

Spirit Airlines Launching New Routes from Los Angeles to Mexico (FORBES)

Hospitality Industry News

Choice Hotels Reveals Next Milestone for Flagship Brand: The Comfort® Rise & Shine™ Prototype (HOSPITALITY NET)

7 Ways Hotel Stays Have Changed for Good (TRAVEL PULSE)

Saudi Arabia Has Biggest New Hotel Pipeline in the World (ARAB NEWS)

More Industry News

Flight, Hotel Prices Set to Take Off as More People Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19 (USA TODAY)

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Upcoming Events 

GBTA Canada Town Hall
April 7 | 2:00 PM EDT
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Career Builder from GBTA in Partnership with Dr. Lucy Rattrie
April 12
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GBTA Europe Town Hall
April 15 | 2:00 PM GMT
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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief 

France – Public Transport Workers in Nice to Strike

Indonesia – Ride-hailing Drivers to Protest Outside East Java Governor’s Office in Surabaya

Japan – Heavy Rainfall and Possible Flooding Forecast in Okinawa

New Caledonia – Officials Lift Strict COVID-19 Lockdown

United Kingdom – Activists to Protest in Central Bristol

COVID-19 Resources 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Visa Information

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