Daily News Brief – August 13, 2020

Domestic Business Travel Continues to Trend Toward Recovery

Domestic Business Travel Continues to Trend Toward Recovery

PPE becomes the next ‘must have’ business travel accessory

GBTA member companies worldwide, report an emerging willingness to permit employees to engage in domestic business travel, according to the latest poll conducted between August 5-9, 2020.

Respondents to the poll; the 10th bi-weekly survey conducted among GBTA’s members since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in February, continue to report virtually no willingness for employees to travel internationally, with 93% indicating the pandemic has curtailed all or most international business trips. By comparison, 74% of respondents report that the pandemic has curtailed all or most of their organization’s domestic business trips. Continue Reading >>


COVID-19 Updates

Is International Travel Allowed? See Reopening Details for Bali, United Kingdom, Cayman Islands, More (USA TODAY)

Coronavirus Case Rates Dropping in Washington (KIRO7)

Coronavirus Outbreak: Cases in Northeast Mumbai Witnesses a Decline (MUMBAI LIVE)

New COVID-19 Cases Are Declining in Arizona, Once a Hot Spot. Here’s How the State Is Turning Things Around (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
On the Road to Recovery: Update on Travel in Mexico

Friday, August 14
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

Join us for an interactive discussion focused on recent travel updates and changes in the Mexican market. With the insight of key industry leaders in both air and hotel, attendees will explore the reactivation of hospitality businesses during an unprecedented time for travel. Dave Hilfman, GBTA’s new CEO, will welcome attendees and share his vision of recommitment to the region.

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Business Travel Recovery will be Uneven; Innovative and Creative Companies Will Take the Lead

GBTA hosted well-regarded futurist and trendcaster Dr. Shawn DuBravac for the first webinar in its GBTA Collaboratory 2020 series. DuBravac shared his insights on the path to pandemic recovery for the global travel industry.

“What has been the quickest and steepest recession in U.S. history might also prove to be the shortest recession in history. The downturn has been ‘uneven’ and the recovery will be as well,” said Dr. DuBravac.

Read Press Release >>


Professional Development

Job Spotlight
Post and Search Business Travel Jobs via GBTA Career Center

Search jobs, post your resume and access resources to help your job search including a complimentary resume review and job search resource center. If you are an employer, there are opportunities to post your job description and access thousands of qualified business travel professionals.

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Trending Industry News

Aviation Industry News

Emirates and Etihad First Major Airlines to Introduce Testing Before Travel (TBT) (4HOTELIERS)

Istanbul Airport First to Achieve ACI Airport Health Accreditation (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Emirates Launches Travel Trade Portal (TRAVEL WEEKLY)

More Industry News

How Cashless Payments Can Help Hotels on the Road to Recovery (PHOCUSWIRE)

As Countries Start to Reopen, How Can Hoteliers Navigate This New Normal? (HOSPITALITY NET)

GBTA Urges for Enhanced Transatlantic Cooperation to Restore Safe Travels (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS) – FEATURES GBTA

Harvard Researchers Discover a Surprising Reason Why Zoom and Skype Won’t Kill Business Travel (MSN)

Indonesia to Establish Travel Corridor for ‘Essential Business Trips’ with South Korea (THE JAKARTA POST)



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 GBTA Collaboratory 2020 Series.

DuBravac and Hilfman discussed the current state of travel and what the post-pandemic recovery may look like for the industry.

View more key takeaways >>

Learn more about future GBTA Collaboratory Webinars >>


WorldAware Intelligence Brief

Canada and United States – Inclement Weather, Possible Flooding Forecast Across Multiple Regions

China – Authorities Ease Coronavirus Disease-related Measures; Entry Ban in Place with Some Exceptions

Norway – Authorities to Reintroduce Entry Restrictions on Some Locations

Palestinian Territories – Authorities Relaxes Restrictions on Businesses and Gatherings in the West Bank

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


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