Daily News Brief – April 6, 2021

Check-in with Suzanne

Check-in with Suzanne

An important log jam broke late last week with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) first post-pandemic guidance allowing that vaccinated adults could travel and see their families again. At the time of this writing, we are also eagerly anticipating what the UK government will announce – could it be related to travel corridors, which GBTA and I have been supporting all along?

I’m also hearing that many recognized companies are dusting off plans to bring employees back to offices/campuses by late summer. With that, another chapter of our “pipeline of professional human logistics” – also known as business travel – will pick up again. I’m watching the data and announcements very carefully and appreciate all direct insight you can offer!






COVID-19 News

Human Trials Begin for a Low-Cost COVID-19 Vaccine to Extend Global Access https://news.utexas.edu/2021/04/05/human-trials-begin-for-a-low-cost-covid-19-vaccine-to-extend-global-access/


Which Places Will Require Proof of a COVID-19 Vaccine? And Should They?



Biden Administration Names Coordinator for U.S. Vaccine Diplomacy Worldwide https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2021-04-05/former-usaid-administrator-smith-named-as-biden-administrations-coordinator-for-global-covid-response




GBTA Convention 2021





Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s Second Installment of our “Women in Tech” Series:

Raising the Profile of Women in Technology Hosted by the GBTA Technology Committee




Tomorrow | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET


This month’s interview will feature Annicka Lofstrand, a senior commercial technology leader experienced in building diverse teams in B2B travel tech businesses, conducted by Mike Daly, Chairperson of the GBTA Tech Committee and Vice President of Sales, Serko Ltd. Annicka will discuss her unique passion for elevating the profile of women in tech, and share experiences, challenges and opportunities throughout her career journey in a mostly male-dominated field.



Annicka Lofstrand

Mike Daly


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Feeling Stuck in Your Career? Don’t Miss an All-New Career Development Program:

Career Builder from GBTA in Partnership with Dr. Lucy Rattrie


Join us for a 21-day powerful mindset program throughout the month of April for professionals from the travel and aviation industry to rebuild their confidence, gain clarity and calmly pave the way for a thriving career in an upside-down world.


Registration Closes April 12.


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Job Board

Business Travel Jobs Postings


Meeting Sales and Logistics Coordinator

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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


Airline Website Booking Functions Restored After Google Software Issue



American Airlines Adds 2 New NYC Routes, Boosts 15 Others in Latest Pandemic Move



British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and London Heathrow Issue ‘Wake-Up Call’ to Government



UK Will Give Airlines as Much Notice as It Can for Travel Resumption, Says PM



Amid Shift Towards Direct, Sabre’s New Airline Storefront Aims to Help Agents Catch First Rebound



United Airlines Tells Staff It’s Hiring Hundreds Of Pilots Next Month as Carrier Plans for a Travel Recovery



Virgin Hotels Signs Glasgow, Scotland



GBTA Hails New CDC Guidelines as Huge Step Forward for Business Travel



Trip.com Group Unveils New Travel Marketing Hub to Empower Industry Partners and Attract Post-Pandemic Travellers






Women in Tech


Introducing the “Women in Tech” Series hosted by the GBTA Technology Committee. The GBTA Technology Committee created the “Women in Tech” Series to provide a platform for executives in the travel industry to share their stories and encourage other women to blaze a career path in technology.


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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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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief



Australia, Indonesia and Timor-Leste (East Timor) – Category-2 Tropical Cyclone Seroja Continues to Track West-Southwestward in Indian Ocean

India – Delhi Announces Nightly Curfew; Other COVID-19 Measures, Travel Curbs in Place through April 30 Across Northern Region

Indonesia – Activists May Rally at Proclamation Monument and City Hall in Jakarta

Luxembourg – Officials to Ease COVID-19 Restrictions on Restaurants

Serbia – Authorities Slightly Ease Certain Domestic COVID-19 Restrictions

United States – Heavy Rainfall, Strong Winds, and Possible Flooding Forecast Across Southern and Central States




COVID-19 Resources


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


CDC Dashboard – Updated frequently with new guidance documents and details



Transportation Security Administration (TSA)


Overview of TSA’s “Stay Healthy. Stay Secure.” Campaign



Visa Information


CIBTvisas COVID-19 Travel and Immigration Guide



CIBT Entry Guide



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