Daily News Brief – January 13, 2021

Save the Date for an All-New Webinar Featuring GBTA’s Annual BTI™ Report: 2020 Business Travel Index – Data and Insights

Tuesday, February 2 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

The eagerly-anticipated annual GBTA BTI™ report will be released in February. Join us for a webinar where GBTA, in partnership with Rockport Analytics, will discuss the results of the annual study of global business travel spending patterns and reveal trends and regions where business travel is recovering. 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 travellers.


•  Jon Gray, Principal, Rockport Analytics
•  Chris Ely, Director of Research, GBTA

Made Possible by Enterprise

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COVID-19 News

Operation Warp Speed Chief Resigns; U.S. Lowers Age for Vaccine Eligibility (CNBC)

MAP: COVID-19 Vaccination Tracker Across the U.S. (NBC)


GBTA Regional Townhall

Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s GBTA Europe Town Hall:
What Does Brexit Mean for Business Travel?

Thursday, January 14 | 2:00 PM GMT

After more than four years of intensive negotiation Brexit has finally happened and a deal has been struck between the UK and EU, but what does this mean for business travel? Experts from GBTA’s lobbying firm Grayling from the UK and Brussels will outline what has been agreed upon and what travel managers need to consider.

Join our first GBTA Europe Town Hall of 2021 to hear about the impact of Brexit on the business travel industry, exciting committee updates, and GBTA plans for 2021.

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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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WINiT Awards & Virtual Gala 2021 – Now Accepting Nominations

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 Awards & Virtual Gala 2021 on March 8.

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To nominate true visionaries and leaders within the business travel industry in any of the above categories, register here. The nomination deadline is February 5, 2021. All global organizations and individuals that work in travel-related industries are eligible.


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

Planning an International Trip? Get Ready to Show a Negative COVID Test to Board Your Flight Home (USA TODAY)

Brexit: What the Trade Agreement Means for Business Travel (PERSONNEL TODAY)

Aviation Industry News

Industry-first COVID Testing Partnerships for UK Travel Trade Launched (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Japan Airlines to Resume Nonstop Flights Between San Diego and Tokyo (THE SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE)


Airline Travelers to U.S. Must Pass COVID-19 Tests Under New Rule Effective Jan. 26 (LOS ANGELES TIMES)

Hospitality Industry News

Ascott Exceeds 2019 Record Growth Globally In 2020 Despite COVID-19 (4HOTELIERS)

Ground Transportation Industry News

ACRA Outlines 4.0 Pandemic Stimulus Provisions for Car Rental (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)

More Industry News

Experts Say Vaccine Rollout, Cheap Fares May Lead to More Rapid Air Travel Rebound (ABC NEWS)


GBTA Convention 2021:
Unite in Solidarity for Business Travel

Join your peers at The Business Travel Event of the Year®, July 17-21 in Orlando, Florida, for exclusive education and networking around the latest industry trends, technologies, challenges, and solutions facing the business travel industry.

Registration rates increase March 1.

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WorldAware Intelligence Brief 

Australia – South Australia to Ease Quarantine Requirements for Travelers from Regional New South Wales

Ireland – Authorities Require Arriving International Travelers to Provide Negative COVID-19 Test Results

Malaysia – Heavy Rainfall Forecast in Multiple Regions Through at Least Jan. 14

United States – Protests Possible Nationwide, Especially in State Capitals, Through at Least Jan. 20

United States – Officials in Washington, DC Extend Certain Restrictions due to Presidential Inauguration


COVID-19 Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Visa Information

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