Daily News Brief – August 19, 2020

The Road to Recovery Continues Next Week

The Road to Recovery Continues Next Week

GBTA Collaboratory 2020 continues August 24 and is designed to provide perspectives, best practices, expert insight, and actionable takeaways to address the issues facing the business travel industry. The topic for Week 2 is Travel Sourcing: Buyer & Supplier Relationships. Webinars include:

  • Are We Witnessing the Demise of the Managed Travel Program As We Know It?
  • To RFP or not to RFP: That is the 2021 Question
  • Buyer/Supplier Partnership: Sharing Contractual Risk in the Age of COVID-19
  • Ditch Your “Old School” Benchmarking & Strive for “Best in Class”

Register Now >>


COVID-19 Updates 

Australia to Give Free COVID-19 Vaccine as New Cases Slow (THE NATIONAL)

Mexico Sees “Sustained Decline” Iin COVID-19 Cases, Deaths: Official (XINHUA NET)

As New COVID-19 Cases Decline, Chicago Removes Wisconsin from Quarantine List (WPR)

Covishield Update: Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine Likely to Be the First Shot for Indians, Says Report (TIMES NOW NEWS)

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 

Join Us for This Afternoon’s GBTA Canada Town Hall!
Today | 2:00pm EST

Today’s session will be rich with insights on looking forward, supporting our travel industry, and understanding how we can embark on the Canadian journey towards re-starting travel.

RSVP Now >>

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Professional Development 

Job Spotlight
Is Your Company Hiring?

Use the GBTA Career Center to post your business travel job openings and access thousands of qualified industry professionals looking to make their next career move.

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Trending Industry News 

Aviation Industry News

GOL Sees Some Return of Domestic Business Travel by the End of 2020 as Brazil Starts to See Demand Uptick (BLUE SWAN DAILY)

Four International Airlines Return to Miami International Airport (MIAMI TODAY NEWS)

How Dubai International Grew from Small Terminal to a Mega Airport (SIMPLE FLYING)

IATA Issues Health Checklist for Airlines (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

India in Talks with 13 More Countries to Establish ‘Air Bubble’ Arrangements (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

US and China Agree to Double Airline Flights Between Them (MANISTEE NEWS)

Hospitality Industry News

Best Western Opens New Midscale Hotel in Tokyo (FINANCIAL TIMES)

citizenM’s Newest Location in Seattle Offers a Glimpse of the Post-COVID Hotel Experience (METROPOLIS)


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WorldAware Intelligence Brief 

China – Tropical Storm Higos Tracking Northwestward in Guangdong Province, after Landfall in Zhuhai

Europe – Severe Weather and Possible Flooding Forecast Across Multiple Countries

United States – Heatwave Impacting Portions of the Western Region

United States – Officials in New Jersey Issue Updated Travel Advisory List

United States – Authorities in Connecticut Modify Mandatory Traveler Quarantine List

United States – Officials in Illinois Impose Restrictions on Certain Counties due to Coronavirus Disease Activity


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