Daily News Brief – December 8, 2020

GBTA Concludes Annual Business Meeting

Association leaders highlight the work of the association and honor outstanding volunteer members

GBTA held its Annual Business Meeting virtually, with more than 500 in attendance. This important gathering of association leadership and members is held annually and is usually part of the GBTA annual convention.

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COVID-19 News

How the U.K. Plans to Lead the World in Covid Vaccination (BLOOMBERG)

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Continue to Decline in Iowa (KCRG)


Industry Spotlight

Contest Ends This Friday: Enter to Win a $1,000 GBTA Scholarship

Do you want to win a $1,000 GBTA scholarship to use towards your Convention 2021 registration, or maybe one of the many educational sessions GBTA offers?

If so, you have until this Friday, December 11 to enter our “Ready. Safe. Travel” video contest.

GBTA launched the “Ready. Safe. Travel.” campaign last month to bring attention to the fact that our industry represents millions of jobs and $1.45 trillion dollars globally and to push for a safe return to business travel.

Grab your smartphone and shoot an informal, fun 15-30 second video saying what “Ready. Safe. Travel.” means to you. When you submit your video by this Friday, you’re automatically entered to win one of the $1,000 GBTA scholarships – it’s that simple.

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Questions? Email [email protected] (no video submissions will be accepted through this email address).


Professional Development

Global Leadership Professional® (GLP) Program: Leading a Corporate Culture of Innovation
Register Today for This Virtual 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.

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GBTA Collaboratory Highlights 

Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s Collaboratory Webinar:

Travel Buyers Unplugged: New Technology Innovations Fueling Travel

Wednesday, December 9 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Travel buyers have been very vocal about the need for innovation and have put pressure on suppliers to step up. So why is it so difficult to get travel buyers to adopt new innovations or even get a conversation started? In this lively session, three travel buyers will share insights on their future needs and answer your questions. Attendees are sure to leave with new perspectives on the return to travel and ways to improve your chances of getting a technology solution adopted.

Michelle “Mick” Lee, Global Head of General and Shared Services, BNY Mellon


  • Christoph Carnier, Senior Director – Head of Procurement Category Travel, Fleet & Events, Group Procurement Segment Services | PO-EF, Merck & President VDR/German Business Travel Association
  • Daryl Keiper, Senior Manager US Travel Program, Genentech
  • Jodi Woods, Global Category Manager, Becton Dickinson

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December 8-14 Collaboratory Webinars Made Possible by ChromeRiver


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

Aviation Industry News

States Urged to Follow Global Guidelines on Crew Testing (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Hong Kong Airport Launches Pre-Flight Testing (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Emirates New Premium Economy Seat Details Revealed (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Jet Airways May Return to Skies by Summer 2021 (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Hospitality Industry News

Travelport Launches Hotel Stay Safe Filter (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

More Industry News

Video: Safety Tours to Convince Business Travelers to Fly Again (CNBC)

UK Lifts Quarantine for Approved Senior Executive Trips (AIN ONLINE)

Mask On, Wheels Up: Meet the Intrepid Biz Traveler Who’s Taken 42 Trips Since Pandemic’s Start (SKIFT)


GBTA Needs Your Input – Take the Latest GBTA Coronavirus Poll

GBTA recently launched the latest Coronavirus poll. This poll includes several new questions that will assist our advocacy efforts worldwide.

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WorldAware Intelligence Brief

Australia – Officials Continue Easing Coronavirus Disease-Related Restrictions Across Victoria

France – Authorities Announce Increased Border Security Measures Following Recent Terrorist Incidents

India – Eastern States Ease Coronavirus Disease-related Restrictions

United States – Officials in Washington, DC, Ease Coronavirus Disease-Related Travel Restrictions

United States – Officials in Alabama Ease Certain Coronavirus Disease-Related Restrictions, Extend Orders for Residents to Wear Facemasks

United States – Tropical Storm Eta to Continue Strengthening After Making Landfall in Sancti Spiritus


 COVID-19 Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Visa Information

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