Daily News Brief – December 16, 2020

Call for Volunteers – Seamlessly Integrating ACTE Within GBTA

In November, GBTA was incredibly fortunate to acquire the key assets of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives, or ACTE. This unique opportunity to unite the best of two premier organizations in the business travel industry – an effort we are leading together – represents an unprecedented moment for our Association. Done well, the additive effect of integrating ACTE with GBTA will give our members better education offerings, access to a more comprehensive global professional network and a stronger voice advocating for business travel all over the world and our industry’s path to full recovery.

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COVID-19 News

Moderna Vaccine Is Highly Protective and Prevents Severe COVID-19, Data Show (THE INDIAN EXPRESS)

FDA Approves First Over-the-Counter Rapid At-Home COVID Test; NYE in Times Square Closed to the Public (CNBC)

JetBlue CEO, Whose Mom Received COVID Vaccine in UK, Is Optimistic on Travel Recovery in 2021 (CNBC)


Professional Development

Jump Start Your Career in 2021:
Earn Your Global Travel Professional® (GTP) Certification

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.

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Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management
Register Now for the Virtual Course Beginning in January

The Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™ course builds off of the Fundamentals curriculum to aid business travel professionals in increasing their knowledge of the industry while also expanding on their professional skills. This course is designed for travel buyers overseeing a managed business travel program and suppliers offering travel-related products and services.

The core curriculum includes:

  • Travel Policy Compliance
  • Travel Risk Management
  • Data Strategy
  • Category Management, Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management

Course dates are January 15, January 22, January 29, and February 5.

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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

IATA Renews Call on Governments to Consider Aviation Workers as Essential for Vaccination (WEBWIRE)

Airline Start Up of The Week: Italy’s EGO Airways (SIMPLEFLYING)

Airport Resumes Local Air Service to Washington D.C. on Thursday (SUNDAY DISPATCH)

US Congress Inches Closer to Second Round of Airline Aid (FLIGHT GLOBAL)

Delta Operates Its First Quarantine Free Flight to the Netherlands (SIMPLE FLYING)

Gatwick Sees Rise in Demand During Holiday Season (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Hospitality Industry News

Marriott’s Element Brand Expands in the Middle East with the Opening of Element Al Jaddaf (HOSPITALITY NET)

Hotelbeds Signs Deal with Flight Centre to Increase Global Distribution Reach (TRAVELDAILYNEWS)

In a Year Like No Other, Hilton Grows to Milestone 1 Million Rooms (4HOTELIERS)

More Industry News

Singapore to Allow Business Travel Arrivals from All Countries (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)


Digital Advertising Opportunities

GBTA provides a variety of digital marketing capabilities that reach business travel professionals during all parts of their online experience. Looking to reach a specific market? Region-specific options are also available in Latin America, Europe, Canada and the United States.

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WorldAware Intelligence Brief 

Europe – Negotiations over Future UK-EU Relationship Ongoing; New Business and Travel Procedures Likely to Apply from Jan. 1

France – Health Officials Ease Domestic Coronavirus Disease-Related Restrictions

Indonesia – Ride-Hailing Drivers Threaten to Demonstrate Nationwide

Japan – Heavy Snowfall, Strong Winds, and High Waves Forecast Across Portions of Honshu Through at Least Dec. 17

Singapore – Health Officials Plan to Relax Coronavirus Disease-Related Gathering Protocols

United States – Heavy Snowfall, Strong Winds, and Ice Forecast Across Eastern Regions Through at Least Dec. 17


COVID-19 Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Visa Information

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