Daily News Brief – November 23, 2020
Dave Hilfman’s Monday Memo to GBTA Members
As we head toward an odd, socially distanced Thanksgiving holiday in such a challenging year, it might be tempting to look past all the things we have to be thankful for, even now, even in 2020. I hope each and every one of you is able to take a moment to count your blessings this year. What’s good about 2020, you ask? I can think of a few things.
Last week, we saw important news stories about the effective COVID-19 vaccines being developed by Pfizer and Moderna. With the potential for a vaccine rollout beginning next month, these COVID fighters could represent the leading edge of a return to travel for our industry. And there is absolutely an appetite to resume business travel, as we see in the results of our latest GBTA poll.
Don’t Miss Next Week’s All-New Webinar
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 Regional Town Hall
Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s GBTA Europe Town Hall
Tomorrow | 2:00 PM GMT
We are pleased to offer our European Business Travel Industry Town Hall Calls, intended to share information, tools and resources, supporting our community through these difficult times.
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Make Your Voice Heard!
The GBTA Board elections are open through Friday, December 4. The GBTA Board of Directors serves as the governing body of the Association and is responsible for establishing the focus and direction of the Association. This is your opportunity to vote for the candidates you believe will best lead our organization.
In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the GBTA Daily News Brief will halt distribution Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27. We will resume distribution on Monday, November 30.
Please visit gbta.org to learn the latest about developments in business travel.
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