Daily News Brief – January 28, 2021

Hopeful Signs on Pandemic Lead Some US States to Ease COVID-19 Restrictions

Severe COVID-19 infections are beginning to abate in many parts of the United States even as the death toll mounts, signalling an end to the pandemic’s post-holiday surge and prompting some states to ease public health restrictions. A slow but steady reduction in the number of Americans entering hospitals with the disease has parallelled a choppy rollout of vaccines that also are expected to reduce spread of the coronavirus that causes it.



COVID-19 News

Biden Administration Seeks to Buy 200 Million More Vaccine Doses, to Be Delivered Through the Summer (THE WASHINGTON POST)


Industry Webinar

Interested in the Findings of GBTA’s Annual BTI™ Report?
Don’t Miss Next Week’s Webinar:
2020 Business Travel Index – Data and Insights

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

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 travelers.


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

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Call for Proposals

GBTA Conference 2021 Wiesbaden in Partnership with VDR:
Call for Education Session Proposals Now Open!

GBTA is now accepting proposals for education sessions at GBTA Conference 2021 Wiesbaden in Partnership with VDR, taking place October 13-15 in Wiesbaden, Germany.

As the industry prepares for the return to travel we want to ensure that our attendees are as informed and prepared as possible with a high-quality education programme that supports our conference theme of Ready.Safe.Travel. We want to hear about new approaches to managing travel; new technologies and best practices that will better equip our sector for year ahead.

Share your experience with the industry and submit a proposal today!

Deadline to Apply is Friday, February 26.

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WINiT Awards & Virtual Gala 2021:
Nominate an Industry Leader Today!

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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The nomination deadline is Friday, February 5. There is no cost to nominate.


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Trending Industry News

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Industry Moves

Newland Chase and CIBTvisas Welcome Frank Jura as Managing Director, Germany and Austria


Find highly qualified business travel professionals or your next career on the GBTA Career Center. Post your job or view job openings today.


WorldAware Intelligence Brief 

Australia – Queensland to Ease Border Controls for Greater Sydney from Feb. 1

France – Activists to Gather in Multiple Cities Nationwide to Denounce Security Law

United States – Officials in Oregon to Ease Restrictions in Three Counties

United States – System to Bring Rounds of Heavy Snowfall, Ice, and Strong Winds to Portions of California and Nevada

United States – Authorities in Illinois Ease Additional Restrictions in Most of the State due to Decreasing Coronavirus Disease Activity

United States – Health Officials in Michigan to Ease Certain Coronavirus Disease Business Restrictions


COVID-19 Resources 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Visa Information

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