Daily News Brief – October 13, 2020
Airlines Restructuring and Rapid Testing Before Flights – What the New Normal for Aviation Could Look Like
After getting battered this year by COVID-19 travel restrictions, experts say the commercial aviation sector could look very different as it tries to build a post-pandemic future. “The global airline industry is facing an unprecedented crisis and airlines are in survival mode. Many airlines will not have the financial means to survive an indefinite shutdown that, for many, already exceeds a half-year,” International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Asia Pacific corporate communications assistant director Albert Tjoeng told CNA. Continue Reading >>
VA Continues COVID-19 Case Decline (VIRGINIA BUSINESS)
India Sees Decline in Daily COVID-19 Cases (ANADOLU AGENCY)
AstraZeneca’s Quick COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Restart Splits Experts (CLINICAL TRIALS ARENA)
More Helpful Articles/Links
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- CDC Dashboard – Updated frequently with new guidance documents and details
- COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Country (CDC)
- CDC Coronavirus Information
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
- Overview of TSA’s “Stay Healthy. Stay Secure.” Campaign
- “Stay Healthy. Stay Secure” Video
- What to Know Before You Go
- TSA Screening Checkpoint Numbers for 2019 and 2020
- TSA’s COVID-19 Webpage
- Runway to Recovery
GBTA Collaboratory Highlights
Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s Collaboratory Webinar:
Fearless Girl: Growing Your Career Amid and After A Global Pandemic
Wednesday, October 14 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted women especially hard in the business travel sector. BWH Hotel Group’s Dorothy Dowling will discuss these impacts and the pace of recovery, along with how to best position yourself to move forward in your career today and in the future. Dorothy, a proponent of WINiT for years, will also discuss why the initiative has never been more vital.
- Dave Hilfman, Interim Executive Director, GBTA
- Dorothy Dowling, Chief Marketing Officer, BWH Hotel Group
GBTA Regional Town Halls
GBTA Europe Town Hall Call
Tuesday, October 20 | 2:00 PM BST
Register today for an update on what’s happening in our association from Catherine Logan, Regional Vice President, GBTA, and Mark Cuschieri, GBTA Europe Advisory Board Chair.
Key industry association leaders, representing different elements of the supply chain, will also share how COVID-19 has impacted them and what needs to happen for a return to travel:
- Julia Lo Bue Said, CEO, The Advantage Travel Partnership
- James Foice, CEO, Association of Serviced Apartment Providers
GBTA Canada Town Hall Call
Wednesday, October 28 | 2:00 PM EDT
The Impact of COVID-19 on Canadian Business
The Honourable Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, will be GBTA Canada’s next Town Hall featured speaker. Mr. Beatty will address The Impact of COVID-19 on Canadian Business. He will discuss the economic and business implications on a variety of industries, sectors, and policies, such as transportation, agriculture, manufacturing, finance, and natural resources, providing a current pulse check into the health and stability of business in Canada.
Call for Nominations: GBTA Board of Directors
Make an Impact in the Business Travel Industry!
Nominations Are Due by October 21, 2020
GBTA’s Board elections are held each year in conjunction with the annual Convention. With the cancellation of the 2020 annual Convention due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GBTA is moving forward with a special election on December 7, 2020. Volunteering on the Board is a chance for industry leaders to make a long-term positive impact on our profession. We invite you to participate by nominating candidates for the vacant positions. We hope that you will choose to participate by nominating a peer – or even yourself.
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