Daily News Brief – August 20, 2020

Airport COVID Testing Hubs and New Travel Corridors Are Part of a Plan to Revive U.S.-Europe Air Travel

Airport COVID Testing Hubs and New Travel Corridors Are Part of a Plan to Revive U.S.-Europe Air Travel

Germany’s main aviation industry group has proposed the creation of limited air-travel corridors between major U.S. and European hubs, in a bid to crack open the nearly shuttered market for trans-Atlantic flight. The pilot project would link U.S. airports in Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles and New York City-adjacent Newark, N.J., with Frankfurt and Munich in Germany, along with other major European intercontinental hubs, executives at BDL, which represents Germany’s airports and airlines, said in an online press event Wednesday. Continue Reading >>


COVID-19 Updates 

New COVID-19 Cases Are Declining Across the US, Official Says, But That Could Quickly Change If People Aren’t Careful (CNN)

Coronavirus Vaccine with 50% or More Efficacy Would Be a ‘Game Changer,’ Says Trial Investigator (CNBC)

Coronavirus Cases in India: Stabilisation in Daily Count, Decline In Positivity Rate; Here’s What the Numbers Show (FINANCIAL EXPRESS)

More Helpful Articles/Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)


GBTA Collaboratory Highlights from COVID Polling Trends Webinar

Buyers Need More Information from Suppliers
Watch Now >>

Revised Travel Policy Due to
Watch Now >>


Industry Spotlight 

GBTA Collaboratory 2020
Navigating Procurement in Light of a Pandemic
Monday, August 24 | 12:00 PM ET

Overseeing sourcing, procurement and supply chain management is no small task in normal times, but how can organizations control spend, manage supplier relationships, minimize risk to the company, drive change, and enforce compliance during a pandemic? Hear from Robert Schott, CPO, PwC, as he shares insights on providing strategic leadership and oversight of a global travel program during uncertain times.

Dave Hilfman, Interim Executive Director, GBTA
Robert Schott, CPO, PwC

Register Now >>


Professional Development 

Webinar: Global Travel Professional® (GTP) Certification: The How and the Why

Brought to you by the GBTA Academy, The GTP® Certification is designed to raise industry standards, enhance work performance, and recognize individuals who demonstrate core competencies essential to the business travel management discipline.

Watch the Recording >>


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.

Get Started >>


Trending Industry News 

Aviation Industry News

London’s Heathrow Airport Unveils New Coronavirus Testing Facility That Could Reduce Quarantine Time (USA TODAY)

New App Provides Passengers With Information on Airport Health Measures (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Delta Doubles Flights to China (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Hospitality Industry News

Accor Unveil First Mondrian Hotel in Asia (4HOTELIERS)

Hotels in Delhi to Reopen (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Daily Room-Cleaning Mandates Create New Rift in Hospitality (TRAVEL WEEKLY)

New Research Reveals the Technology and Safety Measures Hotel Guests Want During COVID-19 (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)


GBTA Collaboratory 2020 Highlights
Findings from GBTA’s COVID-19 Member Polling: Buyers Need More Information

Buyers need more information from suppliers to navigate an ever-changing business travel landscape due to COVID-19. Watch the Video Clip >>


Attend 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 Central Portions Through at Least Aug. 21

Ireland and United Kingdom – Storm Ellen to Bring Heavy Rainfall and Strong Winds

Norway – Authorities to Tighten International Entry Restrictions on Some Countries

United States – Emergency Crews Working to Contain Large Wildfire Complex Near Vacaville, Calif.

United States – Officials in Ohio Update Travel Advisory List


Was this email forwarded to you? Please sign up to receive GBTA emails.

Not a Member? Join Today!

Advertise | Post a Job

Global Business Travel Association
1101 King Street, Suite 500, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
phone: +1 703 684 0836 | web: gbta.org

Update your GBTA email preferences
Copyright © 2020, All rights reserved.