Daily News Brief – January 6, 2021

GBTA Launches New Global Committee Focusing on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

GBTA announces the launch of a new global committee. The Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Committee, comprised of global members, will strive to bring to light many of the issues facing travelers and coworkers in the workplace, whilst traveling or attending meetings, or handling travel needs.

Committee Chair J. Grant Caplan, U.S. and Vice Chair Carol Fergus, U.K, along with Vice Chairs from Canada and Latin America (to be named) will lead the first-of-its-kind globally formed GBTA Committee. Today, GBTA sent out the committee application to its global community. The committee will provide the resources, education and support to enable the travel industry to embrace and drive diversity, equality and inclusion within organizations.

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Apply to Join the Committee >>


COVID-19 News

Coronavirus NY: New Vaccination Sites Set to Open (ABC)

Australia Moves COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout to Early March (ABS-CBN)

Polls Show Increasing Trust in COVID-19 Vaccine After Months of Decline (USA TODAY)


Professional Development 

Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™
There is Still Time to Register for the Virtual Course!


The Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™ course builds off of the Fundamentals curriculum to aid business travel professionals in increasing their knowledge of the industry while also expanding on their professional skills. This course is designed for travel buyers overseeing a managed business travel program and suppliers offering travel-related products and services.

The core curriculum includes:

  • Travel Policy Compliance
  • Travel Risk Management
  • Data Strategy
  • Category Management, Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management

Course dates are January 15, January 22, January 29, and February 5.

Register Now >>


Call for Proposals

GBTA Convention 2021:
Share Your Industry Knowledge by Submitting an Education Session Proposal

GBTA is now accepting proposals for education sessions at GBTA Convention 2021 in Orlando, FL from July 17-21. Our tradition of delivering the best education on the topics most relevant to business travel is only made possible by your participation.

We are seeking industry professionals to contribute new ideas, solutions, and innovations for current issues and challenges that confront the travel industry. Now more than ever, content focused on the industry’s recovery will be critical. Our highest-rated presenters have challenged conventional wisdom and have been willing to share real “lessons learned.”

Learn More >>


Job Board

Business Services Analyst – Travel
Bonita Springs, FL

The position is responsible for assisting in the strategic management of Business Services strategies, sourcing activities and ensuring the corporate programs are communicated and monitored to meet company objectives. Categories include, but are not limited to Card Programs, Assigned Vehicles and Travel & Events. This position requires significant ‘customer first’ mindset, strong organizational ability, keen attention to detail and the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities. In addition, the role requires high-levels of adaptability and maturity.

Apply Now >>


Trending Industry News

Aviation Industry News

U.S. Airlines Push to Slash International Travel Restrictions, Implement Universal Testing (THE WASHINGTON POST)

Zurich Airport Opens Testing Facility (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Delta Adds Another In-Flight Wi-Fi Provider (AJC)

Airline Start Up of the Week: South Africa’s Webclift Airways (SIMPLE FLYING)

The World’s Safest Budget Airlines, Ranked by AirlineRatings.com (USA TODAY)

Airports Are Investing in Contactless Technologies to Emphasize Clean and Safe Travel (USA TODAY)

Korean Air Returns to Almost All North American Destinations (SIMPLE FLYING)

India-UK Flights to Resume from Jan 6, 2021 (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Hospitality Industry News

What Will Dominate 2021 Hospitality Tech Trends? Digitization and Data (PHOCUSWIRE)

More Industry News


Singapore’s Changi Reinvents Itself for the Return of Business Travel (EXECUTIVE TRAVELLER)


Register for GBTA Convention 2021

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

Registration rates increase January 30.

Register Now >>


WorldAware Intelligence Brief 

Australia – Heavy Rainfall, Strong Winds, and Flooding Forecast in Eastern Queensland Through at Least Jan. 9

Canada – Officials to Require All Air Arrivals to Present Negative Coronavirus Disease Test

France, Italy, Morocco and Spain – Storm Systems to Bring Rain and Snow to Western Mediterranean Region from Jan. 5-9

United States – Officials in Colorado Ease Restrictions in 34 Counties

United States – Authorities in North Dakota to Ease Additional Coronavirus Disease Restrictions


COVID-19 Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Visa Information

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