Daily News Brief – August 26, 2020

GBTA Collaboratory Explores How to Drive Procurement Changes During a Pandemic

GBTA Collaboratory Explores How to Drive Procurement Changes During a Pandemic

As part of this week’s GBTA Collaboratory 2020 webinar series, Robert Schott, Managing Director and Chief Procurement Officer for PwC, and GBTA Interim-Executive Director Dave Hilfman discussed navigating procurement changes during a pandemic, and how to use this period to improve processes and strengthen partnerships. Read More >>


COVID-19 Updates

New U.S. Coronavirus Cases Decline and Experts Credit Masks (CTV NEWS)

Coronavirus Live Update (THE GUARDIAN)

COVID-19 Vaccine: From the Lab to Your Doorstep (DEUTSCHE WELLE)

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

Thursday, August 27
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s GBTA Collaboratory 2020 Webinar:
Buyer/Supplier Partnership: Sharing Contractual Risk in the Age of COVID-19

Strong partner relationships built on transparency and mutual trust become increasingly important in times of crisis and uncertainty. This dynamic panel will cover strategies to share some of the contractual risks as you begin to negotiate future contracts. As we move the business travel industry forward, this session will focus on a win-win, engagement approach(es) as we navigate forward in this changing environment.

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August 24 – 28 Collaboratory Webinars Made Possible  Rocketrip

Highlights from Week 1!

COVID-19 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
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Reflections from the Pandemic Webinar

What Are the Realities of Travel Moving Forward?
Watch Now >>

Update from Capitol Hill Webinar

Cares Act and Paycheck Protection
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Rebuild Confidence in Travel
Watch Now >>

The Road to Recovery Continues August 31

This 10-week webinar series continues with its third week on Monday, August 31 with the topic of Stakeholder Management: Travel Policy. GBTA Collaboratory 2020 continues to provide perspectives, best practices, expert insight, and actionable takeaways to address the issues facing the business travel industry. Webinars next week include:

  • CHRO Insight: Getting the Team Back on the Road Safely
  • A New How-To: Traveler Communication & Policy Compliance
  • Overview of TAMS and Recommended Pandemic Guidelines for Buyers and Suppliers
  • Building Traveler Confidence: Changing Steps of the Travel Journey
  • Reducing Stress and Anxiety as Travelers Return to the Road

Registration is now open for Week 3.

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Trending Industry News

Aviation Industry News

The Airlines That Bounced Back First from the Depths of the Pandemic May Surprise You (THE POINTS GUY)

Delta, American Airlines Vow to Routinely Clean Flights (DETROIT)

Travelers Face Risk of Penalties for Refusing to Wear Face Coverings (4HOTELIERS)

Hospitality Industry News

IHG Continues to Expand Holiday Inn Portfolio with a Signing in India (4HOTELIERS)

Middle East Hotel Construction Pipeline Continues to Decline While Europe Show Growth (4HOTELIERS)

More Industry News

How Revenue Managers Are Rethinking Rate Structures (HOTEL NEWS NOW)

Countries Testing Wearable Devices to Track Arrivals’ Location and Health (TRAVEL WEEKLY)


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WorldAware Intelligence Brief

Cuba and United States – Hurricane Laura Strengthens in Gulf of Mexico

China – Hong Kong to Ease Some Commercial Restrictions

United Kingdom – Climate Activists to Launch Disruptive Protest Campaign in Major Cities

United States – Officials in New York State Update Mandatory Traveler Quarantine List

United States – Inclement Weather and Possible Flooding Forecast Across Northern Regions


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