Daily News Brief – November 19, 2020
Business Travelers Itching to Get Back on the Road
News of effective vaccines renews optimism for a return to travel and in-person events in 2021
Half (50%) of GBTA travel buyer and procurement professionals feel their employees are ‘willing’ or ‘very willing’ to travel for business in the current environment. Only one in five (22%) GBTA members feel their employees are not willing, demonstrating a strong readiness to resume business travel.
GBTA Collaboratory Highlights
Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s Collaboratory Webinar:
Call to Action – Educate Yourself and Your Travelers on Human Trafficking
Friday, November 20 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
Call to action for travel buyers to educate your travelers to help abolish the global issue of human trafficking. Find out the shocking statistics and realities of human trafficking today and how we are uniquely positioned to make a positive impact. Take away tangible ways that you can prepare your travelers to be ready to take action to help end the devastating practice.
Kerrie Henshaw, Associate Director – Business Travel, Astra Zeneca
- Yvonne Chen, Director of Private Sector Engagement, ECPAT-USA
- Bill Clark, Chief Advancement Officer, A21
- Bob Rodgers, CEO, Street Grace
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Join Us for Two All-New Webinars in December!
The Devil’s in the Details: Make Your OBT Work for You, Your Policy and Traveler Safety
Tuesday, December 1 | 11:00 AM ET
The Online Booking Tool (OBT) sits at the intersection of your travel program objectives and your travelers’ safety/experience. OBTs are a critical point of shared interaction, which provides countless opportunities to achieve both objectives. This session will focus on providing actionable suggestions buyers can take back to their organizations to enhance their current OBT utilization. This space in particular is evolving and costs are limited, but creativity is not. Join us to uncover some of the untapped tools and resources that are available for you today.
GBTA Members: Complimentary
Non-Members: $49 USD
GBTA Webinar: Global Affairs Beyond COVID-19: What’s Ahead in 2021
Wednesday, December 2 | 11:00 AM ET
The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the headlines over the past year, and rightly so. Upwards of a million people have died from the disease worldwide — more than 220,000 in the United States alone. Health experts are warning that the situation will turn even more dire as winter approaches, and already we are witnessing a spike in infections in Europe and the United States.
On top of that, in the shadow of this global health crisis, many other worrying trends continue to emerge. A combination of the pandemic, a decrease in societal interaction, and a distracted international press have served to dampen or stall international conflicts and acts of terror around the world. So, what happens when the pandemic ends?
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