Daily News Brief – July 24, 2020

GBTA Ready to Reset, Move Forward in Days Ahead

GBTA Ready to Reset, Move Forward in Days Ahead

Op-Ed by the GBTA Board of Directors

The past two months have represented one of the most challenging stretches in the 52-year history of the Global Business Travel Association. The massive public health and economic consequences of a worldwide pandemic would have been crisis enough for any organization. But to face troubling allegations of workplace misconduct leveled against our then-CEO created for GBTA a “triple whammy” of critical issues requiring immediate decisive action.

With a comprehensive investigation into those accusations now complete and with GBTA under new leadership, each of us who voluntarily serve on the GBTA Board stand poised to resume moving the association forward. We hope our colleagues, fellow leaders and GBTA’s more than 9,000 members share that readiness, because it goes nearly without saying that our industry faces more rough days ahead – difficulties that GBTA must play a lead role in surmounting. Continue Reading >>


COVID-19 Updates

Coronavirus: Jersey Delays Next Phase of Lockdown Easing (BBC)

Manitoba to Go Ahead with ‘Adjusted’ Phase 4 Opening amid COVID-19 Saturday (GLOBAL NEWS)

Government to Develop £100m COVID-19 Vaccine Manufacturing Centre (THE GUARDIAN)

Coronavirus: Chinese Pharmaceutical Firm Says COVID-19 Vaccine May Be Ready This Year (SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST)

More Helpful Articles/Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

More Resources


Members Only Collaboration Tool

Join Your Peers Virtually on GBTA HUB

At a time when connecting with your peers can be a challenge, GBTA Members have access to GBTA Hub. Find solutions to pressing business travel questions, connect with other industry professionals and more.

Current discussions:

  • Travel/Accident Insurance
  • Liability Insurance Rebate due to COVID-19 Reduced Revenue
  • COVID-19 – Overnight Hotel Stays/ Other Travel Allowance Considerations

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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 2 and Virtual Proctoring is available.

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Job Spotlight

Sales Manager
Hollywood, FL

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years of progressive sales experience, preferably in the hospitality field. Relative franchise experience preferred. The Sales Manager will be responsible for strategically soliciting and developing new accounts, maintaining excellent rapport with existing accounts and successfully promoting the hotel to the community. We are seeking a driven, professional individual with excellent sales techniques who will meet or exceed budgeted goals and responsibly manage all aspects of the Sales Department in accordance with the standards and franchise (if applicable.) Minimum of three years of Hospitality management experience, relative franchise sales experience preferred. Excellent leadership abilities. Superior communication skills, (both oral and written). Detail-oriented and organized. Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment.

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Trending Industry News

Aviation Industry News

US Senator Introduces Bill Mandating Masks and Blocking Middle Seats (SIMPLE FLYING)

Air Canada Begins Reopening Its Maple Leaf Lounges with New Safety Measures (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Emirates Offers Free Cover for COVID-19 Expenses (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Ground Transportation Industry News

Amtrak Passengers Now Face Removal from Trains for Not Wearing Masks (USA TODAY)

Hospitality Industry News

Hotel GMs Share What They Are Doing to Welcome Guests Back Safely and Comfortably (HOSPITALITY NET)

Radisson Partners with Cycas to Launch Its First Extended Stay Product in Western Europe (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

More Industry News

Competitive Cleanliness? Meeting Venues Race for Credentials (MEETINGS NET)

(Mostly) Together Again Expo to Showcase Event Safety Measures (MEETINGS NET)


Career Development Tutorials

“Habits of Successful People” – Recommended by WINiT

Recording Available >>


WorldAware Intelligence Brief

Australia – Protesters to March in Central Sydney

China – Authorities Impose Business Restrictions in Dalian, Liaoning Province, over Coronavirus Disease Concerns

Europe – Severe Weather and Possible Flooding Forecast Across Central and Southern Europe Through at Least July 25

Japan, North Korea and South Korea – Consecutive Storm Systems to Bring Heavy Rain and Thunderstorms to Multiple Regions

United States -Authorities in Chicago to Increase Coronavirus Disease-related Restrictions

United States – Hurricane Douglas Intensifies into Major Hurricane in Western Pacific Ocean


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