Daily News Brief – December 14, 2020

Dave Hilfman’s Monday Memo to GBTA Members

It was a pleasure to have so many of you join us for GBTA’s Annual Business Meeting last week. We covered an immense amount of information, in a short time. And of course, the meeting wouldn’t have been complete without a technology hiccup – something that has become synonymous with 2020. Luckily it was minor, and it provided a jump start to my day!

During the meeting we announced the results of our recent board elections and the addition of new board members (see more details below). One of the highlights of the meeting was the presentation of the association’s top awards. Congratulations to all these well-deserved recipients.

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COVID-19 News

Coronavirus: UK Scientists Identify Drugs That May Help Severe Cases (THE GUARDIAN)

UPS And FedEx Begin Shipping First COVID-19 Vaccines Across US (SIMPLE FLYING)

FAA Authorizes Pilots and ATC Personnel to Receive Vaccine (SIMPLE FLYING)


Professional Development 

GBTA Academy Career Path

GBTA Professional Development is designed to power the careers of business travel professionals using education and certification to fuel recognition and advancement. Education and training makes individuals more knowledgeable and competitive in the marketplace. GBTA provides education for business travel professionals at every level of his/her career; whether you are new to business travel management or have decades of experience there is always a “next step” on the GBTA Career Path.

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Call for Education Session Proposals

GBTA Convention 2021:
Submit an Education Session Proposal

GBTA is now accepting proposals for education sessions at GBTA Convention 2021 in Orlando, FL from July 17-21. Our tradition of delivering the best education on the topics most relevant to business travel is only made possible by your participation.

We are seeking industry professionals to contribute new ideas, solutions, and innovations for current issues and challenges that confront the travel industry. Now more than ever, content focused on the industry’s recovery will be critical. Our highest-rated presenters have challenged conventional wisdom and have been willing to share real “lessons learned.”

The deadline to submit an education session proposal is January 8, 2021.

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Job Board
Travel Card Administrator

Minnetonka, MN

This position will be responsible for travel card accounts for employees who are on Leave of Absence, travel card account reconciliations, addressing past due balances as well as standard travel card Program Administrator duties, with the possibility of added responsibilities around the travel card program.

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Trending Industry News

Aviation Industry News

United Starts Service Between Delhi and Chicago (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

American Airlines Follows United with Boeing 737 MAX Delivery (SIMPLE FLYING)

Hospitality Industry News

Meliá Launches Hybrid Solutions: A Range of Technologies to Transform Meetings and Events (4HOTELIERS)

Hyatt Grows Boundless Portfolio of Lifestyle Brands in the Americas (4HOTELIERS)

More Industry News

Singapore Opens Up Borders Again for Taiwan Travelers – What You Need to Know (SIMPLE FLYING)

Emirates Tells the World Dubai Is Open for Business (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

UK Reduces Quarantine Period By Four Days (SIMPLE FLYING)

International Flyers Landing without COVID Report Don’t Need to Wait at Mumbai Airport (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)


GBTA Member Benefit: GBTA On Demand

GBTA On Demand is comprised of GBTA Collaboratory webinars, education sessions from events, archived webinars, Industry Voices Interviews and more.

This GBTA member only benefit includes access to nearly 2,000 videos on the latest topics and trends in the business travel industry. Watch a quick video on how to navigate GBTA On Demand. Not a member? Join today.


WorldAware Intelligence Brief 

Australia – Heavy Rainfall, Strong Winds, and Flooding Forecast in Eastern Region Through at Least Dec. 16

France – Activists to Protest in Central Paris against Coronavirus Disease Restrictions on Hospitality Industry

India – Further Transport Strikes, Protests Likely in Karnataka State after Statewide Strike and Protests

United Kingdom – Authorities to Update Coronavirus Disease-Related Entry Restrictions

United States – Officials in California Extended Stay-at-Home Orders to Counties in Greater Sacramento Region


COVID-19 Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Visa Information

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