Daily News Brief – August 21, 2020

GBTA Collaboratory 2020 Continues Next Week

GBTA Collaboratory 2020 Continues Next Week

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

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COVID-19 Updates 

Daily COVID-19 Cases Across the US Drop to the Lowest in Almost Two Months (DAILY MAIL)

Florida COVID-19 Cases Remain under 5,000 for Fifth Day as Orange County Schools Prepare to Reopen (CLICK ORLANDO)

Russia to Test Coronavirus Vaccine on 40,000 People (THE JAKARTA POST)

Johnson & Johnson to Start Late-Stage Coronavirus Vaccine Trial in September with up to 60,000 People (CNBC)

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

Business Travel Has Not Resumed as Quickly as Expected
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Help Travel Managers Feel Comfortable Sending Travelers Back on the Road Watch Now >>


Professional Development 

Earn Your Global Travel Professional® (GTP) Certification

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. Fall Exam dates are October 1 – November 17 and the deadline to apply is September 11.

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Job Spotlight

Post Your Business Travel Job Openings in the GBTA Career Center
Post your industry job description and access thousands of qualified business travel professionals.

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Trending Industry News 

Aviation Industry News

Air New Zealand Provides Clarity on Safety Precautions for Staff (WEB WIRE)

Japan Airlines to Increase Singapore Flights, Restart Service to Sydney (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Canada to Test Fly the Boeing 737 MAX Next Week (SIMPLE FLYING)

Safe Travel During the Corona Pandemic: Lufthansa Group Signs EASA Charter (WEB WIRE)

Hospitality Industry News

Hilton Defining a New Standard Of Hotel Cleanliness to Elevate Hygiene Practices from Check-In to Check-Out (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Ground Transportation Industry News

Lyft Will Suspend Its Ride-Hailing Service in California (THE VERGE)

Auto Rental News Announces Virtual Conference: ICRS Experience (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)

Understanding COVID-19 Legal Claims Based on Sanitization (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)

More Industry News

WTTC Launches Interactive COVID-19 Travel Demand Recovery Dashboard (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)


Personal Development Tutorial: Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis: Leading Remote Teams Watch Now >>

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WorldAware Intelligence Brief 

France – Authorities to Expand Requirements on Facemask Use

Japan – Activists Plan to Gather at Shinjuku Station in Shinjuku Area of Tokyo

Mexico – Tropical Storm Genevieve Continues to Weaken while Tracking Northwestward in Pacific Ocean off Baja California Peninsula

United Kingdom – Authorities to Require Travelers from Additional Countries with Recent Coronavirus Disease Spikes to Self-isolate

United States – Heavy Rainfall, Strong Winds, and Flooding Forecast Across Southeast Region

United States – Activists to Hold Anti-government Protests in Multiple Cities Nationwide


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