Daily News Brief – January 20, 2021
Why Bill Gates Is Wrong and Business Travel Won’t Die in 2021
The COVID‐19 pandemic will no doubt drastically change the way business gets done moving forward, especially when it comes to travel. Microsoft co‐founder Bill Gates has even predicted that over 50% of business travel will go away permanently now that remote work and virtual meetings have become the norm.
Brazil Begins COVID Vaccinations amid Delay of Ingredient Imports (AL JAZEERA)
What We Now Know — And Don’t Know — About the Coronavirus Variants (STAT NEWS)
EU Preps for Vaccine Passport Framework (PYMNTS)
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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
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GBTA Launches New Global Committee Focusing on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
The diversity, equality and inclusion committee, comprised of global members, will strive to bring to light many of the issues facing travelers and co-workers in the workplace, whilst traveling or attending meetings, or handling travel needs.
WorldAware Intelligence Brief
Caribbean Netherlands – Authorities Lift Travel Ban; Coronavirus Disease Testing Requirements and Quarantine Orders Remain
Ireland and United Kingdom – Authorities Issue Warnings for Heavy Rain Jan. 19-21
New Zealand – Severe Weather to Continue in Southern and Western South Island Through Early Jan. 21
Philippines – Officials Close Kalibo International Airport in Aklan Province Through Jan. 21
United States – Authorities in Illinois Ease Restrictions in Most Counties
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