Daily News Brief – December 9, 2020

GBTA Needs Your Input – Take the Latest GBTA Coronavirus Poll

GBTA has launched our latest coronavirus poll. This poll includes several new questions that will inform our advocacy efforts worldwide. Everyone is encouraged to participate! Results will be posted on the GBTA website and available to members and non-members.

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COVID-19 News

Coronavirus Updates: Joe Biden Pledges to Deliver 100M Doses in 100 Days; (USA TODAY)

UAE Announces Sinopharm Vaccine Has 86% Efficacy Against COVID-19 (NIKKEI)

A Look at India’s Declining COVID Data, and Some Positive News About the Pandemic (THE PRINT)


GBTA Collaboratory Highlights

Register Now for Tomorrow’s Collaboratory Webinar:
Technology Mergers and Acquisitions – What this Means to Me?

Thursday, December 10 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Since COVID-19 hit the corporate travel market like a Mack truck, acquisitions of travel technology companies have accelerated. Rocketrip acquired by Mondee; Capital One acquired Freebird; Chrome River and Certify merged to form Emburse, etc. Seems like each month, another travel technology startup is bought. What’s the strategy behind these purchases? Will this trend continue? Who’s likely next? Join this webinar to listen to leading experts within the travel technology investment space and hear their insights and predictions.


Steve Reynolds, CEO, TRIPBAM


  • Ellen Keszler, President & CEO, Clear Sky Associates
  • Chris Hemmeter, Managing Director, Thayer Ventures
  • Omar Qari, Head of Corporate Strategy and Business Development, Emburse


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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 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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Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™
Register Now for the Virtual Course Beginning in January

The Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™ course builds off of the Fundamentals curriculum to aid business travel professionals in increasing their knowledge of the industry while also expanding on their professional skills. This course is designed for travel buyers overseeing a managed business travel program and suppliers offering travel-related products and services.

The core curriculum includes:

  • Travel Policy Compliance
  • Travel Risk Management
  • Data Strategy
  • Category Management, Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management

Course dates are January 15, January 22, January 29, and February 5.

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Job Board
Senior Sales Manager
Hollywood, FL

The Senior Sales Manager is responsible for development, solicitation, maintenance of accounts in assigned market segments to meet or exceed budgeted goals, and for the management of all aspects of the Sales department in accordance with hotel standards. This position supports two Florida hotels in the portfolio.

Apply Now >>


Trending Industry News

Top Stories

American Airlines Starts Offering $129 At-Home COVID Tests for U.S. Travel to Avoid Quarantines (CNBC)

United Launches Virtual Airport Assistance at US Hubs (SIMPLE FLYING)

Aviation Industry News

Qatar Airways to Launch Flights to Seattle from 15 March 2021 (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Air India Announces New International Flights (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Introducing Norway’s Startup Airline ‘Flyr’ (FORBES)

IndiGo to Reach 80% of Normal Domestic Capacity Soon (YAHOO!)

Hospitality Industry News

The Worst Is Over for the Travel Industry, But Expect a ‘Spotty’ Recovery, Hotelier Says (CNBC)

Hyatt Continues Vibrant Brand Growth Journey in Desirable European Locations (4HOTELIERS)

More Industry News

GBTA Concludes Annual Business Meeting (HOSPITALITY NET) – FEATURES GBTA


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

Australia – Heavy Rainfall, Strong Winds, and Possible Flooding Forecast in Western Australia

Azerbaijan – Disruptions Likely in Baku Ahead of and During Victory Parade

Europe – Heavy Precipitation, Strong Winds, and Possible Flooding Forecast across Southern Region

Montenegro – Health Officials Ease Domestic Coronavirus Disease-Related Restrictions

United States – Health Officials in Michigan Extend Current Coronavirus Disease-Related Restrictions

United States – Officials in Wyoming Tighten Business and Gathering Restrictions


COVID-19 Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Visa Information

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