Daily News Brief – December 2, 2020

Only a Few Days Left to Make Your Voice Heard

Voting Ends This Friday

The GBTA Board elections are open through Friday, December 4. The GBTA Board of Directors serves as the governing body of the Association and is responsible for establishing the focus and direction of the Association. This is your opportunity to vote for the candidates you believe will best lead our organization.

View each candidate’s campaign video, platform statement and Board of Directors Election Brochure 2020 >>


COVID-19 News

This Is How Airlines Are Preparing to Transport Vaccine (CNN)

Live Updates: Britain First Country to Grant Emergency Approval to Pfizer Vaccine (WASHINGTON POST)


Industry Spotlight
GBTA Giving Away $1000 Scholarships as Part of “Ready. Safe. Travel.” Campaign

As a GBTA member, you could win one of two $1,000 (USD) GBTA scholarships by just taking a few minutes of your time to join our “Ready. Safe. Travel.” campaign.

GBTA’s “Ready. Safe. Travel.” awareness campaign is bringing attention to the fact that our industry represents millions of jobs and $1.45 trillion dollars globally and our campaign is pushing for a safe return to business travel.

Join us in this mission: We want you to create an informal, fun 15-30 second video saying what “Ready. Safe. Travel.” means to you. We’re sharing these videos across GBTA’s social channels to spread the word and help our campaign gain momentum. Once we receive your video, you’re entered to win a $1,000 (USD) GBTA scholarship to apply to a GBTA offering of your choice!

Learn More and Get Started >>


GBTA Collaboratory Highlights
Join Us Next Week for All-New GBTA Collaboratory Webinars

Tech Trends 2020: You Decide What is Discussed!GBTA’s multi-week webinar series continues next week with an all-new theme of Technology. Join us for this in-depth outlook on the future of business travel. New webinars include:

  • Travel Buyers Unplugged: New Technology Innovations Fueling Travel
  • Technology Mergers and Acquisitions – What this Means to Me?
  • Tech Safari: A New Virtual Series – Part III
  • Women in Technology

Register Now >>

December 8-14 Collaboratory Webinars Made Possible by ChromeRiver

Job Board
Is Your Company Hiring?

Use the GBTA Career Center to post your business travel job openings and access thousands of qualified industry professionals looking to make their next career move.

Get Started >>


Trending Industry News 

Aviation Industry News

Delta to Launch First Quarantine-Free, COVID-Free Travel to Europe (4HOTELIERS)

Airlines Offering Safety Tours to Corporate Travel Managers (TRAVEL PULSE)

EVA Air Launches Biometrics Boarding in San Francisco (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

FAA Issues First Boeing 737 MAX Airworthiness Certificate Since 2019 (SIMPLE FLYING)

ANA Wins Decade of Airline Excellence Award for Asia-Pacific Region (FLIGHT GLOBAL)

Hospitality Industry News

Marriott Opens Second Sheraton Hotel in Hong Kong (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

More Industry News

Amadeus Taps Citibank as Partner for New Currency Exchange Tool for Travel Companies (SKIFT)

Trip.com Group Sees Ongoing Financial Improvement, Ups Marketing Spend (PHOCUSWIRE)

Expense Management Innovates for the Return Of Corporate Travel (PYMNTS)


Don’t Miss the GBTA Annual Business Meeting

Monday, December 7 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST
*This will be a virtual meeting

The agenda promises to be packed with relevant content, including the GBTA annual report, the presentation of a number of awards in recognition of our best and brightest and the results of the current GBTA Board of Directors election.

Register Now >>


WorldAware Intelligence Brief

Aruba – Authorities Further Ease Coronavirus Disease-Related International Travel Restrictions

British Virgin Islands – Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport Reopens to All Travelers

Canada and United States – Storm System to Bring Additional Rounds of Snow to Multiple Regions

Europe – Storm Systems to Bring Rounds of Rain and Snow to Multiple Western and Central Regions Through Dec. 6

Thailand – Heavy Rainfall, Strong Winds, and Flooding Forecast Across Southern Regions Through at Least Dec. 3


COVID-19 Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Visa Information

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