Daily News Brief – August 3, 2020

U.S. Reaches $2.1 Billion Deal with Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline for COVID-19 Vaccine Push

U.S. Reaches $2.1 Billion Deal with Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline for COVID-19 Vaccine Push

The federal government has reached a deal worth up to $2.1 billion with drugmakers Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline as part of Operation Warp Speed, the Trump administration’s push to have a coronavirus vaccine widely available by early 2021. The money will go toward clinical trials, scaling up manufacturing and purchasing 100 million doses of the vaccine. Continue Reading >>


COVID-19 Updates

Global Coronavirus Cases Surpasses 18 Million (THE HINDU BUSINESS LINE)

Is the World Facing a Second Coronavirus Wave? (ALJAZEERA)

Serum Institute Gets Nod for Phase 2, 3 Human Clinical Trials f Oxford Vaccine Candidate (INDIAN EXPRESS)

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

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Industry Spotlight 

GBTA Canada Virtual Happy Hour
Thursday, August 6

Join us for our first-ever GBTA Canada Virtual Happy Hour this Thursday, August 6! The call will be held at two times to accommodate the Eastern and Western Canada time zones. Catch up with your peers for some good conversation and fun!

Eastern Canada: 5:00pm EST / 6:00pm AST
Western Canada: 5:00pm MST / 4:00pm PST

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Professional Development

GBTA Academy Webinar
Tech Safari: New Virtual Series

Presented by GBTA Technology Committee, the Tech Safari Series showcases new technologies launching cutting-edge solutions that solve COVID-19 immediate issues and needs. Three companies, identified and vetted by the GBTA Technology Committee, will reveal their new product and/or solution. Panel members will question the technology’s usability in corporate travel, explore the product’s availability, and identify the audience(s) that will benefit from its use. Join us August 6 at 11:00am EST.

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Job Spotlight

Corporate Travel Manager
Bothell, WA

The ideal candidate for this role will be experienced in global travel management, vendor/partner relationship and performance management, corporate travel credit card management and Concur administration. They will stay current with industry trends and have the ability to understand the business and effectively enhance our program to meet the needs of our business travelers. They will be asked to evaluate all aspects of our current corporate travel program and assess potential areas for operational improvement and cost savings.

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Trending Industry News 

Aviation Industry News

Singapore Airlines Allows Changi Airport Transit for Passengers from Milan (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Air Canada to Begin Los Angeles A220 Service from September (SIMPLE FLYING)

Hospitality Industry News

Booking.com Launches Customer Incentive to Encourage Rebook of Domestic Pandemic Affected Stays in U.S (BOOKING.COM)

Ground Transportation Industry News

Lyft Plans to Offer Car Rentals Across Much of US (CNN)

More Industry News

COVID-19 Negative, Distressed International Travellers Can Skip Institutional Quarantine (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

UNWTO Says 40 Per Cent of Destinations Now Open for Business (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Corporate Travelers Expect Companies to Implement Health and Safety Measures as Travel Resumes (PHOCUSWIRE)

Travel Management Company CWT Pays $4.5M Bitcoin to Hackers (COIN TELEGRAPH)

What Are Travel Bubbles? (SIMPLE FLYING)

COVID-19: Restarting Business Travel & The Travel Industry – An Open Letter to the Airlines (FORBES)


Professional Development with GBTA

Power your career with business travel education and certification to fuel recognition and career advancement. Education for every level within the business travel industry.

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WorldAware Intelligence Brief 

Austria – Authorities Lift Ban on Flights from 18 Countries and Ease Restrictions on Events

Brazil – Major Airlines to Transfer Flights from Sao Paulo’s Congonhas Airport to Guarulhos Airport Aug. 5-Sept. 5 due to Runway Repairs

China, Laos and Vietnam – Tropical Disturbance to Bring Heavy Rainfall to Multiple Regions

China, Japan and Taiwan – Tropical Storm Hagupit to Bring Heavy Rainfall to Parts of Eastern Asia Through Aug. 5

United States – Isaias Maintains Tropical Storm Strength as It Moves off Coast of Florida


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