Daily News Brief – August 4, 2020

GBTA Calls on Congress to Take Action on Expanded Relief for Distressed Business Travel Industry

GBTA Calls on Congress to Take Action on Expanded Relief for Distressed Business Travel Industry

Group requests expanded COVID-19 testing and SBA relief funding to restore the health of the $1.4 trillion business travel industry

As the U.S. Congress negotiates a new coronavirus relief package for individuals and businesses, GBTA has called on Congressional leadership to enact measures to renew business travelers’ confidence and to curb the devastating impact of the pandemic on this vital sector of the global economy. The August 3 letter to Congressional Leadership calls for increased funding for rapid COVID-19 testing across the U.S. and for additional financial relief for stricken travel businesses that continue to face the near-cessation of all work-related travel worldwide. Continue Reading >>


COVID-19 Updates

U.S. Sees Smallest Number of Daily New COVID-19 Cases in Weeks (FORBES)

Next Big COVID-19 Treatment May Be Manufactured Antibodies (STRAITS TIMES)

More Helpful Articles/Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

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Industry Spotlight
Mark Your Calendar for GBTA Collaboratory 2020!

This 10-week webinar series designed to provide perspectives, best practices, expert insight, and actionable takeaways to address the issues facing the business travel industry. Attendees of the series will experience strategic, informative, and solution-focused dialogue between panelists made up of business leaders, GBTA committees and volunteers, sponsors, and industry experts.

The theme of the first week of the Collaboratory is The Road to Recovery: Travel Industry Update and will launch on Monday, August 10 with Dave Hilfman, GBTA Interim Executive Director and Dr. Shawn DuBravac, President, Avrio Institute. Attendees will learn about the economics of business travel recovery and what its path could likely entail.

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GBTA Collaboratory webinars during the week of August 10 -14 are made possible by TripActions


Professional Development
GBTA Academy Webinar
Global Evacuations and Repatriations During a Crisis

Friday, August 7 | 11:30am EST

The current COVID-19 pandemic crisis highlights the need for organizations to keep their workforce healthy and safe. In addition, it has exposed the complexities of coordinating the movement of people during a period of severe restrictions. With international border closures and logistical challenges, how do you ensure that you are able to bring your people to safety? Join us to learn from medical and logistics experts from around the globe as they share experiences and real examples from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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

Delta Resumes JFK to London Service with Middle Seat Blocked (SIMPLE FLYING)

FAA Shares New Steps for Boeing to Return 737 Max to the Skies (THE VERGE)

Delta CEO Joins Push for Extension of Federal Aid for Airlines (AJC)

Bengaluru Airport Extends Biometric-Based Self-Boarding Solution to Air Asia India (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

What Are US Airlines’ Policies on Change Fees in the Crisis? (SIMPLE FLYING)

Southwest Reduces Aircraft Cleaning Between Flights, Focusing on Tray Tables over Seat Belts (USA TODAY)

Hospitality Industry News

Hilton Launches Global Customer Offer for Future Meetings & Events (HOSPITALITY NET)

China, Italy, and the U.S. — A Tale of 3 Hotel Industry Recoveries (YAHOO!)

Occupancy Exceeds 60%, Growing UK Hoteliers’ Optimism (HOTEL NEWS NOW)

More Industry News

Business Travel CEOs Urge U.S. Government to Take Action on Covid Testing, Tracing and Data Sharing (PHOCUSWIRE)


Tech Safari: New Virtual Series – This Thursday!

The Tech Safari, a new virtual series presented by the GBTA Technology Committee, will showcase the launch of new technologies that provide immediate solutions to issues caused by the impact of COVID-19. Three companies, identified and vetted by the committee, will reveal their new products and/or solutions. Panel members will address the technology’s usability in corporate travel, explore the product’s availability and identify the audience(s) that will benefit from its use.

Register Now >>


WorldAware Intelligence Brief

Belgium – All International Arrivals Required to Fill out Entry Form Before Travel

Germany – Lingering Rail Disruptions to Continue in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein State

Mexico – Severe Weather and Possible Flooding Forecast Across Central and Southern Region Through at Least Aug. 6

Thailand – Authorities Allowing Entry for More Groups of Foreigners

United States – Inclement Weather and Possible Flooding Forecast Across Central States

United States – Tornado Warning for Multiple Locations in Eastern Virginia


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