Daily News Brief – August 11, 2020

GBTA Collaboratory 2020

GBTA Collaboratory 2020

The GBTA Collaboratory launched yesterday with an insightful discussion between GBTA Interim Executive Director, Dave Hilfman and President, Avrio Institute, Dr. Shawn DuBravac regarding the economics of the business travel recovery. The Collaboratory webinar series will continue over the next 10-weeks and will provide global perspectives, best practices, expert insight, and actionable takeaways to address the issues facing the business travel industry. Attendees of the series will experience strategic, informative, and solution-focused dialogue between panelists made up of business leaders, GBTA committees and volunteers, sponsors, and industry experts.

Mark Your Calendars!

  • August 10 – 14: The Road to Recovery: Travel Industry Update
  • August 24 – 28: Procurement / Sourcing: Buyer & Supplier Relationship
  • August 31- September 4: Stakeholder Management: Travel Policy
  • September 14 – 18: Virtual Payment and Touchless Travel Experience

Learn More >>


COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Pandemic: Deaths Decline for First Time in Four Weeks in US (BUSINESS TODAY)

Arizona Reports Lower COVID-19 Numbers as Hospitalizations Continue 4 Weeks of Declines (AZ CENTRAL)

Hong Kong Reports 33 New Coronavirus Cases, in Sharp Decline from Recent Weeks (REUTERS)

More Helpful Articles/Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

More Resources


Industry Spotlight 

GBTA Collaboratory 2020
Reflections from the Pandemic: A Buyer’s Perspective
August 12 | 11:00am EST

COVID-19 continues to change the landscape for corporate travel as there are new standards, policies, and procedures to consider and implement. This discussion featuring three global travel buyers is designed to educate the industry on their experiences and what it will take to move business travel forward. The discussion will focus on the current challenges travel buyers are facing along with recommendations on how GBTA assist on the road to recovery.

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Professional Development 

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Trending Industry News

Aviation Industry News

Lufthansa to Resume Flight Services to Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Southwest Airlines Revises Face Covering Policy (MSN)

India’s Top Airline to Raise $534 Million to Combat Cash Drain (BLOOMBERG)

Singapore Airlines Updates Travel Waiver Policy (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Hospitality Industry News

How Hotels and Resorts Are Stepping Up Marketing as Travel Rebounds (4HOTELIERS)

Marriott’s Sorenson Believes “The Worst Is Now Behind Us” (TRAVEL WEEKLY)

Hotel Booking Platform Splitty Acquires Assets of Cancelon (PHOCUSWIRE)

More Industry News

Indians with Any Type of Valid Visa Can Travel to UAE (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)


GBTA Collaboratory Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Interested in sponsoring the GBTA Collaboratory 2020? Learn more by contacting us at [email protected].


Members Attend GBTA Collaboratory Sessions at No Cost!

If you aren’t already a GBTA Member, become one today and attend all Collaboratory webinars at no cost!


WorldAware Intelligence Brief 

Canada – Heatwave Impacting Eastern Portions

Europe – Daily Rounds of Storms Containing Heavy Rain, Strong Winds, Develop Across West

Hong Kong SAR – Activists Call for Protests at Several Locations

United States – Officials in Washington, DC, Update Restrictions on Travelers

United States – Police Maintain Heightened Security Measures in Downtown Chicago, Ill.

United States – Officials in Maine to Continue Easing Restrictions Throughout August


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