Daily News Brief – December 22, 2020

GBTA: Newly Passed Congressional COVID-19 Relief Funding A Key Step In Saving Travel Jobs, Restoring Worldwide Travel

GBTA hailed the passage by Congress of a new round of relief funding for Americans and for reeling businesses, including the global business travel industry.

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COVID-19 News

Illinois Reports Fewest New COVID-19 Cases in Nearly 2 Months as Vaccine Rollout Continues (WGNTV)

COVID: Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Approved for EU States (BBC)

China’s Sinovac COVID-19 Vaccine Proves Effective in Brazil Trials, Reports WSJ (MALAY MAIL)


GBTA Convention 2021

GBTA Convention 2021 Registration is Now Open

Join Us for The Business Travel Event of the Year®

A thriving business travel industry is critical for a strong economy. GBTA recently launched the “Ready.Safe.Travel.” campaign to push for unity and a safe return to business travel through advocacy, education, and awareness. To do our part in this effort, GBTA is bringing our industry together July 17-21 for GBTA Convention 2021 in Orlando, Florida to unite in solidarity for business travel.

Attendees can expect to engage with the most innovative suppliers in the industry, relevant and actionable education and unlimited networking opportunities.

Registration rates increase January 30.

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Industry Spotlight
Congratulations to the Video Contest Winners!

GBTA would like to congratulate Kari Bigot, Altour and Darren L’Appanna, Orlando International Airport! Their video submissions were selected as the winners of the “Ready. Safe. Travel.” video contest.

Learn What “Ready. Safe. Travel.” Means to Kari and Darren >>


Job Board
Head of Unit – Business Travel


Are you seeking a role where you can use your consolidated business travel services experience and help us drive positive change? Join our team as Head of Business Travel Unit where you will bring new ideas and support staff providing excellent travel management services in a multi-cultural environment.

Apply Now >>


Trending Industry News

Top Story

WTTC Says Closing Countries Are Counterproductive and Will Seriously Delay the Economic Recovery (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Aviation Industry News

Airlines Urge More Coronavirus Testing, Not Travel Bans (REUTERS)

Three Airlines Will Require Passengers Test Negative for COVID for London-New York Flights After Cuomo Request (CNBC)

American Airlines Statement on COVID-19 Relief Package and PSP Extension (AMERICAN AIRLINES)

Stimulus Bill to Bring Back More than 32,000 Furloughed Airline Workers (AVIATION PROS)

More Industry News

Sabre, HelloGbye Partner to Give TMCs AI Automation Services (PHOCUSWIRE)

Google Launches New Tools for Travel Industry (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. Learn More >>


Editor’s Note

In observance of the holidays, the GBTA Daily News Brief will halt distribution Thursday, December 24. We will resume distribution on Monday, January 4. Please visit gbta.org to learn the latest about developments in business travel.


WorldAware Intelligence Brief 

Argentina – Unionized Commuter Rail Workers to Hold 24-hour Nationwide Train Strike

Canada and United States – Winter Storm System to Bring Rounds of Snow to Portions of the US and Canada

India – Workers in Petrapole Launch Indefinite Strike at Border Crossing with Bangladesh

Kuwait – Authorities Suspend All Commercial Flights, Close Land and Sea Borders

United States – Officials in Hawaii Ease Restrictions for Travelers Entering the State


COVID-19 Resources 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Visa Information

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