Daily News Brief – December 3, 2020

Don’t Miss Monday’s GBTA Annual Business Meeting

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

Join us this coming Monday, December 7 for a virtual year-end association review. The agenda includes a detailed summary of the GBTA annual report, the presentation of a number of awards recognizing the industry’s best and brightest and the announcement of the GBTA Board of Directors election results.

Register Now >>


COVID-19 News

First Doses of Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine Expected in New York on Dec. 15, Gov. Andrew Cuomo Says (CBS)

WHO Head Hails First Weekly Decline Worldwide in COVID-19 Cases (BOSTON GLOBE)


GBTA Board Elections
Voting Closes Tomorrow!
Stay Engaged and Help Determine the Future of GBTA

The GBTA Board elections are open through tomorrow, 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 >>


What Does “Ready. Safe. Travel.” Mean to You?

Tell Us and You Could Win a $1,000 (USD) GBTA Scholarship!

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!

Hurry! Deadline to submit a video is Friday, December 11.

Learn More and Get Started >>


Job Board
Regional Account Director – Business Travel Sales
Seattle, WA

We are looking for motivated, independent, sales -professional with a successful track record within a global sales organization and demonstrated ability to build mutually beneficial complex customer relationships. The successful candidate will be extremely self-driven, possess excellent communication and customer-relations skills and have solid business acumen. The role is a remote position requiring frequent travel throughout the US.

Apply Now >>


Trending Industry News

Top Story

72-Hour Quarantine-Free Journeys Will Revive International Business Travel (TRAVEL DAILY MEDIA)

Aviation Industry News

Airport 2.0: The Path to Contactless (PHOCUSWIRE)

Making a Merger – Alaska’s Virgin America Takeover (SIMPLE FLYING)

Oman Air Launches ‘My Space’ Economy Option (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Lufthansa Continues to Waive Rebooking Fees (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Easyjet Launches COVID-19 Testing Partnership (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

More Industry News

Qantas Aims for 70% Domestic Recovery in December (SIMPLE FLYING)

Amex Global Business Travel Adds Sustainable Travel Feature for Hotels (4HOTELIERS)

Open for Business: What Matters in Travel Right Now (CWT)


GBTA Global Research: Most Viewed

GBTA’s 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.

Access the most viewed research studies of 2019-2020 >>


WorldAware Intelligence Brief

Cameroon – Election-Related Gatherings, Unrest, and Violence Possible ahead of and following Local Elections

India and Sri Lanka – Cyclonic Storm Burevi Tracks Toward Southern India After Making First Landfall in Northeastern Sri Lanka

United Kingdom – Authorities Resume Coronavirus Disease-Related Measures Based on Localized Disease Activity

United States – Officials in California Tighten Restrictions in Multiple Counties due to Increases in Coronavirus Disease-Related Activity

United States – Officials in Chicago Update Travel Restrictions List


COVID-19 Resources 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Visa Information

View Additional Resources >>


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