Daily News Brief – August 31, 2020

Don’t Miss Week 3 of the GBTA Collaboratory

Don’t Miss Week 3 of the GBTA Collaboratory

GBTA Collaboratory 2020 continues to provide perspectives, best practices, expert insight, and actionable takeaways to address the issues facing the business travel industry. The theme for week three of the Collaboratory is Stakeholder Management: Travel Policy. Webinars this week include:

  • 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

Register Now >>


COVID-19 Updates

Coronavirus Vaccine Tracker, August 31: US May Get Shots Early, FDA Says Could Approve Before Phase-3 Trials Are Completed (INDIAN EXPRESS)

Pharma Giant Sanofi More Confident About Its Coronavirus Vaccines (LIVE MINT)

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

Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s GBTA Collaboratory 2020 Webinar:
A New How-To: Traveler Communication & Policy Compliance
Tuesday, September 1 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

One of the most underutilized policy compliance strategies is traveler communication. Traveler messaging, marketing and change management can spur engagement (and ultimately compliance) but resources can be hard to come by. This session examines the obstacles and gives you a communications planning playbook. We’ll take the heavy lifting out of building and executing a communications plan and help you tap hidden resources to deliver messaging that creates the traveler action you desire.

Register Now >>

Highlights from Week 2

Navigating Procurement in Light of a Pandemic Webinar

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. Watch Now >>


Professional Development

Global Travel Professional® (GTP) Certification
Virtual Proctoring Now Available
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 Friday, September 11.

Learn More >>


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 >>

Trending Industry News

Aviation Industry News

Air New Zealand Sees Business Travel Increase (AIRLINE GEEKS)

Heathrow Trials Rapid COVID-19 Tests on Colleagues (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Will You Need an ‘Immunity Passport’ to Travel? (BBC)

Safe Restart of Aviation and Connectivity Crucial for Africa’s Recovery (4HOTELIERS)

Full Recovery of Domestic Air Travel in China by September (4HOTELIERS)

Emirates Boosts Africa Network with Resumption of Services to Three Destinations (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Hospitality Industry News

Pricing Principles to Help Hotels Maximize Revenue During COVID-19 (PHOCUSWIRE)

Airbnb Claims 1.2M Listings Are on Enhanced Cleaning Program (PHOCUSWIRE)

Corporate Travel: Business Travelers and Hotels Worldwide Gain Momentum via HRS’ Clean & Safe Protocol (HOSPITALITY NET)

More Industry News

Abu Dhabi Reveals COVID-Free ‘Safe Zone’ Concept for Tourists and Events (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)


Join Us at the Next GBTA Canada Town Hall | September 23

We are pleased to offer our Canadian Business Travel Industry Town Hall Calls, intended to share information, tools and resources, supporting our community through these difficult times.

Register Now to Attend >>

Previous GBTA Canada Town Hall Recordings are available now >>


WorldAware Intelligence Brief

Bolivia – Authorities Loosen COVID-19 Restrictions

Greece – Authorities Extend Restrictions and Travel Ban on Non-EU Citizens

Japan, North Korea and South Korea – Typhoon Maysak Strengthens while Tracking Northward in Philippine Sea

Romania – Authorities to Ease Certain Nationwide Restrictions, Amend International Entry Restrictions

United States – Authorities in New Mexico Ease Certain Restrictions

United States – Officials in Kansas Amend Travel Quarantine Restrictions


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