Daily News Brief – July 16, 2020

56% Travel Buyers Have Revised Their Travel Policy in Light of COVID-19

56% Travel Buyers Have Revised Their Travel Policy in Light of COVID-19

As recovery continues companies look to safeguard employee health and safety

As signs of recovery continue in the business travel sector, travel procurement professionals are prioritizing the health and safety of employees according to a new poll released today by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). Continue Reading >>


COVID-19 Update

Coronavirus: Moderna Says All Patients Produced Neutralizing Antibodies in Vaccine Trial (CNBC)

Is International Travel Allowed Yet? See Reopening Dates for Jamaica, Dubai, Other Destinations (USA TODAY)

Coronavirus Live (THE GUARDIAN)

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Industry Spotlight

Dave Hilfman Named Interim Executive Director of GBTA

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.

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Professional Development

Global Travel Professional® (GTP) Certification Application Deadline Is August 2

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. Fall Exam dates are October 1 – November 17 and Virtual Proctoring is available.

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Job Spotlight

Events Coordinator

Lawrence, KS

Coordinate all aspects of training workshops and events to include, but not limited to: registration, venue, catering, and materials. Assist with technical assistance for all levels of personnel in the transportation field in Kansas.

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Trending Industry News

Aviation Industry News

Aeroflot Reveals Plans to Reposition Itself sa a 5 Star Airline (SIMPLE FLYING)

Westjet to Resume Flights to London and Paris (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

How Africa World Airlines Is Making the Most of COVID (SIMPLE FLYING)

Which Airlines Have Handled COVID-19 the Best? (OA NOW)

TSA Expands List of Precheck Eligible Passengers (SIMPLE FLYING)

List: U.S. Airline Coronavirus Pandemic Policies (NBC)

Ground Transportation Industry News

Lyft Expands Across Vancouver (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)

More Industry News

CIBT Partners with Conferma Pay on Virtual Cards for Business Travel (PYMNTS.COM)

How the Travel Industry’s Lessons Learned from Covid-19 Will Apply for Years to Come (FORBES)


Industry Moves

BridgeStreet Hires Industry Veteran Juliet Howie to Drive Global Agency Sales Revenue at Extended-Stay Leader Read More >>

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 

Finland – Authorities Continue to Ease International Travel Restrictions

Italy – Authorities Extends Restrictive Measures

Japan – Further Heavy Rainfall and Flooding Forecast Across Central Regions Through at Least July 20

Philippines – Authorities Maintaining Varying Community Quarantine Restrictions Nationwide Through July 31

Thailand – Authorities Suspending All Inbound Flights

United States – Inclement Weather and Possible Flooding Forecast Across Central and Eastern Regions Through at Least Early July 17


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