Daily News Brief – August 25, 2020

Navigating Business Travel Through the Pandemic

Navigating Business Travel Through the Pandemic

With some employees returning to the office, and many states now permitting non-essential business travel, business managers are beginning to reassess the feasibility of a mobile workforce. One barrier to business travel, however, is state by state travel restrictions which vary substantially and may be inconsistent. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to recommend that employers “minimize non-essential travel,” and offers guidelines for safer business travel during the Coronavirus pandemic. Continue Reading >>


COVID-19 Updates

New US COVID-19 Cases Drop for Fifth Week in a Row, Deaths Decline (CHANNEL NEWS ASIA)

With COVID-19 Cases on the Decline, Is Phase 3 of Reopening Florida Coming Soon? (FOX)

Hong Kong to Ease Some COVID-19 Measures as New Cases Decline (CHANNEL NEWS ASIA)

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)


GBTA Collaboratory Highlights

Happening Tomorrow!

GBTA Collaboratory 2020
To RFP or Not to RFP: That is the 2021 Question

Wednesday, August 26 | 11:00 AM ET

The GBTA Accommodations Committee will continue the discussion around the different 2021 RFP approaches. The pandemic has left many organizations with lingering questions, such as the amount of ongoing or planned travel in the near future, additional risk management requirements, and what new stakeholders need input into the organizations’ travel protocols. Panelists will share best practices and recommend multiple sourcing processes for consideration. Additionally, supplier partners will share how to obtain information on COVID-19 readiness in order to remain in a company’s hotel program.

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Professional Development

Virtual GLP® Course: Finance for Non-Financial Executives

Finance for Non-Financial Executives is a course designed for business leaders wanting to gain a solid understanding of financial measurement and valuation tools. This three-day course equips leaders from all backgrounds with the skills necessary to communicate effectively on issues relating to finance, accounting and ultimately, their bottom lines.

This GLP® course will fulfill the “Finance” competency requirement for those pursuing the GLP Designation or their Certificate of Professional Development. Course dates are October 6, 8, and 9.

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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. Apply Now >>


WorldAware Intelligence Brief

China, North Korea and South Korea – Typhoon Bavi Tracking Northward in East China Sea

Cuba and United States – Tropical Storm Laura to Make Landfall in Northwestern Cuba Before Entering Gulf of Mexico and Strengthening into Hurricane

Ireland and United Kingdom – Storm Francis Forecast to Bring Heavy Rainfall, Strong Winds, and Possible Flooding Through at Least Aug. 26

Italy – Travelers from Croatia, Greece, Malta, Spain Required to Submit Negative Coronavirus Disease Test

United States – Authorities in California Update List of Counties under Tighter Restrictions

United States – Officials in Washington, DC, Update Traveler Self-quarantine List


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