Daily News Brief – January 7, 2021

GBTA Canada Strengthens Local Advisory Board

GBTA Canada Strengthens Local Advisory Board

New Member Volunteers Appointed

GBTA has expanded its local presence in Canada with a number of new appointments to the GBTA Canada Advisory Board as we head into 2021.

The GBTA advisory boards are run by member volunteers, selected for their expertise and industry knowledge. The role of the advisory boards is to help shape and guide the strategy of GBTA Canada, working closely with the GBTA leadership team.

The three new allied members and three new direct members will each commence their two-year term on the GBTA Canada advisory board from January 2021.

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COVID-19 News

Vaccines for International Air Travellers (4HOTELIERS)

COVID-19 Vaccine: Latest Updates on Oxford, Moderna and Pfizer Breakthroughs – And Who Will Get It First? (THE TELEGRAPH)

CureVac Teams up with Bayer to Accelerate Development of COVID Vaccine (THE FINANCIAL TIMES)


Call for Proposals

GBTA Convention 2021:
Call for Proposals Deadline Extended!

The 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].


Professional Development

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

Jump start your professional development in 2021 with GBTA’s Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™. This virtual course builds off of the Fundamentals curriculum and 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 >>


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

Brexit and Aviation: All’s Well That Ends. Well, Almost… (CAPA)

Cathay Pacific Resumes Flights to London Heathrow (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Easyjet to Maintain “Essential Connectivity” Between Key UK Cities During Lockdown (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

WestJet Set to Resume Boeing 737 MAX Flights in 2 Weeks (SIMPLE FLYING)

Hospitality Industry News

Hotel Occupancy Levels Improved to 35% in November 2020: JLL (FREE PRESS JOURNAL)

Ground Transportation Industry News

Car Rental Startup Kyte Raises $9M (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)

More Industry News

Why the Decline of Business Travel Matters (AXIOS) – FEATURES GBTA

GBTA Launches New Global Committee Focusing on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (HOSPITALITY NET) – FEATURES GBTA


GBTA Convention 2021:

Register Now for The Business Travel Event of the Year®!

Join your peers July 17-21 in Orlando, FL for exclusive education and networking around the latest industry trends, technologies, challenges, and solutions facing the business travel industry.

Registration rates increase January 30.

Register Now >>


WorldAware Intelligence Brief

Argentina – Unionized Workers in Aviation Sector to Stage Nationwide Strike

Costa Rica – Authorities Announce Eased Coronavirus Disease Restrictions in Two Provinces, Tighten Restrictions in Three

Ireland – Travelers from UK and South Africa Required to Provide Negative Coronavirus Disease Test Results

United States – Heightened Security Likely to Remain in Washington, DC, After Violent Unrest Near Capitol

United States – Heavy Rainfall, Strong Winds, Hail, and Possible Flooding Forecast Across Southeastern Texas and Southwestern Louisiana


COVID-19 Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Visa Information

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