Daily News Brief – August 28, 2020

UK and US in Discussions to Launch a Travel Bubble

UK and US in Discussions to Launch a Travel Bubble

In a potential bid to restart the persistent near standstill in transatlantic travel UK and US government officials are reportedly looking at establishing regional air corridors. Localized travel bubbles could allow for UK quarantine exemptions for passengers from low-infection rate areas, such as New York, and jumpstart the world’s most revenue-generating route. Continue Reading >>


COVID-19 Updates

Coronavirus Cases Fell by 15% This Week (AXIOS)

Germany Expects to Have COVID-19 Vaccine Ready by Early 2021 (CNN)

Travel Stocks Surge as New COVID Cases Decline and Treatment Updates Raise Hopes for Demand Rebound (BUSINESS INSIDER)

Japan to Lift Re-Entry Restrictions on Foreign Residents from Sept 1 (JAPAN TODAY)

CDC Proposes Guidelines for Distributing Coronavirus Vaccine in the U.S. (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

The Road to Recovery Continues Next Week
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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Don’t Miss Monday’s Webinar:
CHRO Insight: Getting the Team Back on the Road Safely
Monday, August 31 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

Recruiting and retaining top talent is every human resource executive’s top priority. This requires extensive oversight of employee’s health, safety, and welfare. Hear from one of our industry’s leading human resource and travel experts, Patti Huska, as she discusses the challenges of leading a global team through this pandemic crisis. The conversation will detail recommended changes to corporate policies and ways to collaborate with both internal and external stakeholders as we navigate through times of uncertainty.

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This Session is Recommended by WINiT


Professional Development

Global Leadership Professional® (GLP) Program
[Virtual] 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. Dates for this course are October 6, 8, and 9.

Register Now >>


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 >>

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GBTA Global Research: Most Viewed

GBTA’s research and tools allow business travel professionals to stay up-to-date on trends and topics that shape the industry and leverage that knowledge to help them be more effective in their roles.

Access the most viewed research studies of 2019-2020 >>


WorldAware Intelligence Brief

Belgium – Authorities to Further Ease Coronavirus Disease-related Measures

France – Authorities to Expand Requirements on Protective Face Coverings

South Africa – Severe Weather, Including Heavy Rain and Flooding, Forecast in Western Cape

United Kingdom – Various Activist Groups to Lead Major Protest March in London

United States – Severe Weather and Possible Flooding Forecast Across Central and Eastern Regions Through at Least Early Aug. 30

United States – Recovery Efforts Likely to Continue in Parts of Louisiana and Texas into Early September Following Passage of Hurricane Laura



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