Daily News Brief – December 4, 2020

Join Us for This Monday’s GBTA Annual Business Meeting

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

This year-end association review 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

‘2nd Wave…Upon Us’: Mayor Lays out NYC’s COVID Vaccination Plan (ABC)

WHO Looks at E-Certificates for COVID-19 Vaccination (CHANNEL NEWS ASIA)

GBTA Board Elections
Last Chance to Help Determine the Future of GBTA
Voting Closes Today!

The GBTA Board elections close today, 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 >>


GBTA Collaboratory Highlights

Don’t Miss Next Tuesday’s Collaboratory Webinar:
Tech Trends 2020: You Decide What is Discussed!


Tuesday, December 8 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

This panel of travel and technology experts will square off across two sessions designed by YOU, the audience, to discuss the hottest technology trends expected to impact managed travel in the coming year from Artificial Intelligence to Blockchain – YOU pick the topics, THEY lead the thought-provoking discussion. Attend this session if you’re a travel buyer or supplier of any experience level interested in the hottest technology trends expected to impact corporate travel in the next 18 months.

Tony D’Astolfo, Senior Vice President, Serko Limited


  • Miriam Moscovici, Senior Director, Research & Innovation, BCD Travel
  • Jeroen van Velzen, CEO & Co-Founder, Roadmap
  • Elisabeth Johnson, Supervisor, Global Travel and Meetings, Meritor

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December 8-14 Collaboratory Webinars Made Possible by ChromeRiver


Professional Development

Global Leadership Professional® (GLP) Program: Leading a Corporate Culture of Innovation
Register Today for the Three-Day Course!

This virtual course is designed for business leaders wanting to gain a solid understanding of Building Effective Organizations, Leading Effective Organizations, Reciprocity – Hidden Keys for Building Collaboration & Trust and much more. This three-day course equips leaders from all backgrounds with the skills necessary to accurately assess effectiveness and design for innovation in Leadership.

This GLP® course will fulfill the “Leadership” competency requirement for those pursuing the GLP Designation or their Certificate of Professional Development.

Course dates are December 15, 17, and 18.

Register Now >>

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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.

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Trending Industry News

Top Stories

Business Travellers to Be Exempt from UK Quarantine (BUSINESS TRAVEL)

American Airlines Chief Customer Officer Alison Taylor Appointed to GBTA Board of Directors (AMERICAN AIRLINES) – FEATURES GBTA

US Travel Predicts Turnaround in Second Quarter of 2021 (TRAVEL PULSE)

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

Delta Partners with CDC for International Traveler Contact Tracing (USA TODAY)

Aviation Industry News

2020’s Best New Airport Amenities: COVID-19 Testing Stations, Outdoor Lounges, Coat Checks, More (USA TODAY)

Indian Airlines Can Operate at 80 Per Cent of Pre-COVID Capacity (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Hospitality Industry News

The Newest Hotel Amenity? Virus-Scrubbed Air (THE NEW YORK TIMES)


Do you support the business travel industry? Show us, and you could win $1,000! Make a short video explaining what GBTA’s new #readysafetravel campaign means to you, then submit via the link below. You could be one of two people to win a $1,000 USD GBTA scholarship!

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WorldAware Intelligence Brief

Canada and United States – Storm System to Bring Heavy Snowfall, Strong Winds to Interior New England, Southeastern Canada

South Pacific/Oceania – Various Nations and Territories Continue to Adjust Coronavirus Disease-Related Measures

Taiwan – Authorities Allowing Exceptions to Coronavirus Disease Testing Rules for Specific Groups

United Kingdom – Authorities to Ease Coronavirus Disease-Related Entry Restrictions for Certain Business Travelers

United States – Officials in Florida Extend Minimal Statewide Coronavirus Disease-Related Restrictions through at Least Early January


COVID-19 Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Visa Information

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