Daily News Brief – August 6, 2020

COVID Vaccine Tracker: When Will We Have a Coronavirus Vaccine?

COVID Vaccine Tracker: When Will We Have a Coronavirus Vaccine?

Researchers around the world are racing to develop a vaccine against Covid-19, with more than 140 candidate vaccines now tracked by the World Health Organization (WHO). Vaccines normally require years of testing and additional time to produce at scale, but scientists are hoping to develop a coronavirus vaccine within 12 to 18 months. Continue Reading >>


COVID-19 Updates

New York City Sets Checkpoints for Visitors from State with High COVID-19 Rates (USA TODAY)

These 3 COVID-19 Vaccines Have Been in the News. Here’s What You Need to Know about Them (CNN)

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

GBTA Collaboratory 2020
GBTA COVID-19 Polling Trends

August 11 | 11:00am EST

GBTA has polled its members about the impact of COVID-19 on their company since March 2020. With an average of 1,500 responses from around the globe, GBTA’s poll has become a mainstay for the business travel industry. GBTA’s poll provides a truly global and up-to-date snapshot on how the industry is responding to the pandemic. Join this webinar to learn the trends in travel manager sentiment and where the industry stands in terms of resuming business travel.

Register Now >>

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Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s GBTA Academy Webinar
Global Evacuations and Repatriations During a Crisis
Tomorrow – 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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Professional Development 

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.

Trending Industry News

GBTA in the News

GBTA Calls on Congress to Take Action on Expanded Relief for Distressed Business Travel Industry (HOTEL NEWS RESOURCE)

COVID-19 Testing Is Critical to Restart Travel Safely (4HOTELIERS)

Aviation Industry News

Mobile to Shift Commercial Airline Flights to More Convenient Downtown Airport (THE POINTS GUY)

Qatar Airways Updates Mobile App to Support “A More Contactless Journey” (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Touchless Tech: Airports and Airlines Take Steady Steps to Restore Confidence in Flying (PHOCUSWIRE)

Flight Centre Acquires WhereTo (TRAVEL PULSE)

Hospitality Industry News

Accor Launches Hotel Office Concept (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

More Industry News

Deem’s New Software Aims to Boost Corporate Travel Booking Services (PYMNTS)

What the Lyft-Sixt Deal Could Mean to Car Rental and Mobility (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)


GBTA Canada Virtual Happy Hour – This Afternoon!

Are you ready to connect with your fellow Canadian business travel professionals, raise a glass and share a laugh?

Join us today for a casual hour of virtual fun! We have 2 Happy Hour times to choose from:

EASTERN Canada: 5:00pm EST / 6:00pm AST

WESTERN Canada: 5:00pm MST / 4:00pm PST

RSVP Here >>


GBTA Wants to Hear from You!

GBTA’s 10th coronavirus poll is live! To participate, please click here. We’d like to thank everyone who helped us achieve a record response to our previous poll. We greatly appreciate your insights and they are critical to help GBTA track recovery trends. We have added new questions as well as removed some older questions. Please take the three minutes to complete our poll. We greatly appreciate your perspective!


WorldAware Intelligence Brief 

Australia – Several States Adjusting Restrictive Measures

Canada – Post-Tropical Cyclone Isaias Weakening while Tracking Northward in Eastern Quebec

Japan – Multiple Prefectures Declare Emergencies amid Rising Coronavirus Disease Cases

United Kingdom – Authorities Introduce Localized Lockdown in Aberdeen, Scotland

United States – Protests Likely to Continue in Portland, Ore., through Mid-August

United States – Inclement Weather and Possible Flooding Forecast Across Central and Northern Regions Through at Least Early Aug. 9


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