Daily News Brief – July 14, 2020

Dave Hilfman Named Interim Executive Director of GBTA

Dave Hilfman Named Interim Executive Director of GBTA

Former United Senior VP and Recipient of GBTA’s ICON Award to Lead Association Forward

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has named travel industry leader Dave Hilfman as its interim Executive Director. Hilfman, who retired from United Airlines as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales in 2018, will step into the interim role effective immediately. Continue Reading >>


COVID-19 Update

New York City Records No New Coronavirus Deaths For First Time Since March (HUFF POST)

WHO Sounds Alarm as Coronavirus Cases Rise by 1 Million in Five Days (SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST)

California Closures: What Gov. Newsom’s Announcement Means for Every Bay Area County (ABC)

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Professional Development 

Earn Your Global Travel Professional® (GTP) Certification

Brought to you by the GBTA Academy, The GTP® Certification is designed to raise industry standards, enhance work performance, and recognize individuals who demonstrate core competencies essential to the business travel management discipline. Application Deadline is August 2nd and Virtual Proctoring is available. Learn More >>


Save the Date! GBTA Canada Town Hall

July 22

Exchange valuable information, tools and resources that support our community through the COVID-19 pandemic during the GBTA Canada Town Halls.

Previous Town Hall recordings are also available for viewing.

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Job Spotlight

Head of Marketing and Events
United States

We are seeking a highly-motivated, positive, tech-savvy Head of Marketing and Events to be part of an entrepreneurial team in a rapidly growing organization. Reporting to the Executive Director, this position holds ultimate responsibility for the organization’s marketing and conference activities and oversees the development and delivery of fully integrated marketing and events strategies for the business. The position also manages in-person and virtual production and logistics for several events including a major event with over 1500 in attendance.

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Trending Industry News

Aviation Industry News

Master List of All Major International Airline Coronavirus Change and Cancellation Policies (FORBES)

One of World’s Busiest Borders to Reopen after Virus Closure (BLOOMBERG)

Airlines Keeping Middle Seat Open Would Raise Fares: Report (FOX BUSINESS)

Much-Discussed MIT Study on Airline Middle Seat Risk May Actually Support View That Flying Is Safe (FORBES)

France Becomes the Latest to Restrict Flights from China (SIMPLE FLYING)

Hospitality Industry News

Radisson Adds Two Istanbul Hotels (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Hyatt to Expand Alila Brand in Americas (4HOTELIERS)

More Industry News

HERE Mobility Boosts Pre-Booked Airport Taxi Offering on Booking.com in the US and Europe Through New Partnership (PR NEWSWIRE)


GBTA Global Research Opportunities – For over 50 years the Global Business Travel Association has drawn insights into challenges faced across the business travel industry. With over 1,000 research projects completed by GBTA, you can depend on GBTA’s team of industry experts help provide insight into challenges. Learn More >>


WorldAware Intelligence Brief

China – Heavy Rainfall, Strong Winds, Possible Flooding to Persist in Southeastern Region

Japan – Further Heavy Rainfall and Flooding Forecast Across Southern Region Through at Least July 16

Philippines – Officials Plan to Impose Strict Movement Restrictions in Navotas, Metro Manila

United States – Authorities in California Reimpose Several Business Restrictions Statewide

United States – Officials in Nevada Reimpose Additional Business Restrictions in Several Counties

United States – Government Authorities Have Reimposed Business Restrictions in New Mexico



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