Daily News Brief – January 14, 2021
GBTA Canada Builds Committee Offering
Industry leaders join as volunteers to help restore business travel
GBTA launches five new regional committees as GBTA Canada continues to evolve and increase its local presence.
The committees, run by volunteers, are the backbone of the association delivering relevant and timely content and education to the region.
“By expanding the committee offering in Canada, we are able to engage with more volunteers to further develop our regional programmes with subject matter experts, focusing on more education and content to help drive the return of business travel and meetings safely,” adding “the committees will focus on each of the key sectors in our industry with the objective to create and deliver regional activity to support, restore, improve and unite business travel and meetings in Canada” said Nancy Tudorache, Regional VP, Canada.
COVID Updates: U.S. Has Now Administered 10 Million COVID Vaccine Doses (CNBC)
Johnson & Johnson’s Single-Shot Coronavirus Vaccine on Track for March, Exec Says (GLOBAL NEWS)
Responsible for Ground Transportation? Join Us for
Ground Transportation in 2021: A Focus on Business Travel New Normal
Tuesday, January 26 | 9:00 AM ET | 3:00 PM CET
The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly affected the global economy and business travel is not exempt from severe economic fallout. GBTA, in partnership with FREE NOW for Business, will discuss the results of a recent white paper on ground transportation in Europe. This webinar will provide insights into the impact of Covid-19 on ground transportation, the role of sustainability in the mobility ecosystem, and how business travelers and travel managers perceive corporate ground transportation policies.
• Saša Savić, VP Commercial FREE NOW for Business
• Chris Ely, Research Director GBTA
Made Possible by FREE NOW for Business
Register Now for an All-New Webinar featuring GBTA’s Annual BTI™ Report:
2020 Business Travel Index – Data and Insights
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
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:
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 – 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
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
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