Daily News Brief – August 12, 2020

GBTA Urges for Enhanced Transatlantic Cooperation to Restore Safe Travels

GBTA Urges for Enhanced Transatlantic Cooperation to Restore Safe Travels

Harmonised health protocols and coordinated contact-tracing technologies can prevent further outbreaks

GBTA, the Global Business Travel Association, reiterates the importance of cooperation between the EU, Canada and the US to restore safe travels and reboot the economy. GBTA is urging the European Commission, EU governments, Ottawa, and the White House to pursue talks to find a resolution for transatlantic travel, based on reciprocity, proportionality, and the latest scientific advice. Continue Reading >>


Insights from First Webinar in GBTA Collaboratory 2020 Series

“Business travel recovery will be uneven, with innovative and creative companies taking the lead” was just one of the many key takeaways from trendcaster Dr. Shawn DuBravac when he joined GBTA Interim Executive Director Dave Hilfman on the first webinar of the Collaboratory. DuBravac and Hilfman discussed the current state of travel and what the post-pandemic recovery may look like for the industry.

Read about Other Key Takeaways >>


COVID-19 Updates

Government Partners with Moderna to Make 100M Vaccine Doses (ABC NEWS)

Russia Names Coronavirus Vaccine ‘Sputnik-V,’ Says 20 Countries Have Requested More than a Billion Doses (CNN)

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
An Update from Capitol Hill: Coronavirus Style

Thursday, August 13
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

The U.S. Congress is debating and finalizing its 4th and possibly final Coronavirus package. Join GBTA’s Capitol Hill insiders to learn what is and isn’t being done to stabilize the industry and provide for a safe return to travel.

Register Now >>

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Save the Date for the Next GBTA Canada Town Hall!
Wednesday, August 19
2:00 PM EST

Join us for our next GBTA Canada Town Hall Call, intended to share information, tools and resources to support our community through these difficult times.

Learn More and RSVP Today >>

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Professional Development
Job Spotlight

Corporate Travel Manager
Bothell, WA

The ideal candidate for this role will be experienced in global travel management, vendor/partner relationship and performance management, corporate travel credit card management and Concur administration. They will stay current with industry trends and have the ability to understand the business and effectively enhance our program to meet the needs of our business travelers. They will be asked to evaluate all aspects of our current corporate travel program and assess potential areas for operational improvement and cost savings.


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Trending Industry News

Aviation Industry News

France Bans Reusable Face Masks Onboard Planes (SIMPLE FLYING)

Ground Transportation Industry News

Amtrak Offers Contact-Free, Safe Travel from Time of Booking to the Moment of arrival (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

More Industry News

Virtuoso Data: Younger Travelers Ready to Get Back on the Road (TRAVEL WEEKLY)

How TMCs Are Addressing Concerns Faced by Women in Corporate Travel (MSN) – FEATURES GBTA

Hospitality Industry News

Marriott International Introduces New Content on Digital Platform of Meetings & Events (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Touchless Tech: How Short-Term Rentals Are Simplifying Stays amid COVID-19 (PHOCUSWIRE)

Hotel Construction Trends for 2021 (4HOTELIERS)


GBTA Global Research Opportunities

For over 50 years the Global Business Travel Association has drawn insights into challenges faced across the business travel industry. With over 1,000 research projects completed by GBTA, you can depend on GBTA’s team of industry experts help provide insight into challenges. Learn More >>


WorldAware Intelligence Brief

Europe – Daily Rounds of Storms Containing Heavy Rain and Strong Winds to Develop Across Southern, Western Nations Through at Least Aug. 14

New Zealand – Authorities Reimposing Domestic Restrictions Nationwide Following New Coronavirus Disease Cases

Poland – Authorities to Update International Flight Restrictions List

United States – Officials in New York State Update Mandatory Traveler Quarantine List

United States – Inclement Weather and Possible Flooding Forecast Across Central and Northern Regions Through at Least Early Aug. 14.

United States – Kentucky Eases Business Restrictions while Maintaining Travel Advisory


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