Daily News Brief – August 7, 2020

Congressional Call to Action – ACT NOW to Support Travel

Congressional Call to Action – ACT NOW to Support Travel

Congress and the Administration are again at loggerheads on how to address the Coronavirus epidemic. The reports today are that congressional action is in doubt.

The Cares Act we helped to pass in May was about stabilizing the travel industry. This time we need Congress to continue the financial support but we also need legislation that illustrates to the corporations, the travel ecosystem and the business traveler that travel is opening safely and smartly.

GBTA has been communicating for months with Congress and the Administration on how to best support the travel industry and restore confidence in business travel. We recently sent this letter to Congress. We need you to tell Congress to ACT. Click here to help to restore travel.


COVID-19 Updates

Six COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates In Phase-3 Trials, 3 from China: WHO (CGTN)

US Lifts Advice to Avoid All Foreign Travel Due to Pandemic (INQUIRER.NET)

Whoever Finds a COVID-19 Vaccine “Must Share It,” Australian Prime Minister Says (CNN)

More Helpful Articles/Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

More Resources


 Industry Spotlight

GBTA Collaboratory 2020
Reflections from the Pandemic: A Buyer’s Perspective
Wednesday, August 12 | 11:00am EST

COVID-19 continues to change the landscape for corporate travel as there are new standards, policies, and procedures to consider and implement. This discussion featuring three global travel buyers is designed to educate the industry on their experiences and what it will take to move business travel forward. The discussion will focus on the current challenges travel buyers are facing along with recommendations on how GBTA assist on the road to recovery.

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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. Your insights are appreciated and 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 latest poll.

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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.

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Trending Industry News

GBTA Research is the premier resource on all topics affecting the business travel industry. Our 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. GBTA has compiled a list of the most viewed research studies of 2019-2020. Topics include:

  • 2020 Global Travel Forecast
  • GBTA BTI? Outlook Annual Global Report & Forecast: Prospects for Global Business Travel 2019-2023

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WorldAware Intelligence Brief

Canada – Heatwave Impacting Western Portions

France – Officials Maintaining International Entry Restrictions

Indonesia – Ride-Hailing Drivers May Stage Additional Rallies Through at Least End of August

Japan, North Korea and South Korea – Additional Rounds of Heavy Rain and Thunderstorms to Impact Multiple Regions Through Aug. 10

United States – Inclement Weather and Possible Flooding Forecast Across Central and Northern Regions Through at Least Early Aug. 10

United States – Officials in Florida Lift Travel Restrictions


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