Daily News Brief – January 12, 2021

Nominations Now Being Accepted for GBTA WINiT Awards

Awards recognize those driving the advancement of women in travel-related industries

WINiT by GBTA, the only group of its kind in the business travel industry, is now accepting nominations for the WINiT Virtual Awards and Gala. WINiT, a network driving positive change for the career advancement of women in travel-related industries, will honor the women, men, and organizations who have led the way in promoting this important mission at its WINiT Virtual Awards Gala 2021 on March 8.



COVID-19 News

COVID Live Updates: States Expand COVID Vaccine Distribution, Biden Receives 2nd Dose (NBC)

Moderna Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Provides One Year’s Immunity (FORBES)


Industry Webinar 

Save the Date for an All-New Webinar featuring GBTA’s Annual Research Study:
2020 Business Travel Index – Data and Insights

Tuesday, February 2 | 11:00 AM- 12:30 PM EST

When will business travel recover post-Covid? How will industry recovery look around the world? How bad was 2020 for the business travel industry? The GBTA BTI™ – sponsored by Enterprise Holdings – explores the outlook for business travel spending over the next three years. Following a turbulent year which has had a huge impact on both the global economy and business travel, this webinar promises to deliver key data points and applicable ways to utilize this information to promote a safe return to travel for your corporate travelers. Now in its 12® year, the report is a critical planning tool throughout the industry.

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Sponsored by Enterprise Holdings


Industry Spotlight 

GBTA Needs Your Input – Take the Latest GBTA Coronavirus Poll

GBTA has launched the first coronavirus poll of 2021. This includes several new questions that will support 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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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.

Register Today! Prices Increase March 1, 2021.

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Job Board

Is Your Company Hiring?

Use the GBTA Career Center to post your business travel job openings and access thousands of qualified industry professionals looking to make their next career move.

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Trending Industry News

Aviation Industry News

Worldwide Travel Alliance Announced (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

China Southern Extends Suspension Of A380 Service to London (SIMPLE FLYING)

Vietnam Breaks Ground on Long Thanh Airport: Big Ambitions (CAPA)

How South American Airlines Are Responding to New COVID Variants (SIMPLE FLYING)

The US Airport Leading the Way in Sustainability (TRAVEL PULSE)

IATA Welcomes the Resumption of Air Connectivity Between Key Nations in the Middle East (TRAVEL INDUSTRY WIRE)

Hospitality Industry News

Hilton Moves Ahead with Plan for Hybrid Meetings to Revive Event Business (SKIFT)

More Industry News

Research Spotlight: Meetings and Events Travelers Eager to Get Back (PHOCUSWIRE)



GBTA Convention 2021:
Call for Proposals Deadline Extended!

The GBTA Convention 2021 Call for Proposals (CFP) submission deadline has been extended to Friday, February 26, 2021. GBTA remains absolutely committed to delivering quality and relevant content in various delivery formats. We would actively encourage you to submit content topics that will be timely and most useful to travel professionals in these challenging times.

Learn More and Submit a Proposal Today >>

Please note: GBTA will provide the technology to ensure speaker and attendee engagement, whether this be in-person or virtually. Please include experts that may need to present virtually in your submissions. If you have questions regarding the CFP process, please email [email protected].


WorldAware Intelligence Brief

Australia – Victoria State Adjusting Coronavirus Disease Entry Requirements for Domestic Travelers

Europe – Storm System to Bring Rain and Snow to Balkan Region Jan. 11-13

United Kingdom – All International Arrivals in England and Scotland to Produce Negative Test Results

United States – Officials in Delaware Ease and Extend Some Restrictions

United States – Storm System to Bring Period of Snow to Portions of Southern Region

United States – Heavy Rainfall, Strong Winds, and Possible Flooding Forecast Across Northwestern Region Through at Least Jan. 14


COVID-19 Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Visa Information

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