Daily News Brief – July 28, 2020

The World’s Biggest Coronavirus Vaccine Study Begins, A U.S. Trial That Will Include 30,000 People to See If the Shots Really Work

The World’s Biggest Coronavirus Vaccine Study Begins, A U.S. Trial That Will Include 30,000 People to See If the Shots Really Work

The world’s biggest Covid-19 vaccine study got underway Monday with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers helping to test shots created by the U.S. government — one of several candidates in the final stretch of the global vaccine race. There’s still no guarantee that the experimental vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna, will really protect. Continue Reading >>


COVID-19 Updates

Fauci ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ as Coronavirus Vaccination Marks Milestone (THE WASHINGTON POST)

What to Expect Flying into Spain During the COVID-19 Pandemic (SIMPLE FLYING)

Travel Industry Leaders Ask Trump, Lawmakers to Expand COVID-19 Testing to Revive Sector (USA TODAY)

More Helpful Articles/Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

More Resources


Industry Spotlight

GBTA Members Stay Ahead of the Curve During Challenging Times

GBTA Members have access to a full suite of benefits including resources specific to the pandemic:

  • Member polling results to track the recovery of the business travel industry
  • A dedicated COVID-19 webpage with resources, member polling results, and more
  • New GBTA HUB forums specific to the pandemic
  • Weekly COVID-19 Newsletter with professional development opportunities, webinars, news, and COVID updates

Learn More About Membership  >>


Professional Development

Apply for the Global Travel Professional® (GTP) Certification Exam

The GTP® Certification Program brings key benefits to recipients and the business travel industry as a whole. Individual benefits include:

  • Facilitates professional growth and development
  • Demonstrates a commitment to leadership and knowledge of the industry at large
  • Recognition and career advancement

The application deadline is August 2.

Learn More >>


Job Spotlight

Sr. Director Systems Engineering – Meeting Experiences
Milwaukee, WI

We are looking for a leader to set and deliver on a vision for our Meeting and Multimedia platforms in the Digital Workplace including both hardware and software. They will be accountable for understanding the needs of our users and partnering with key stakeholders to ensure the technology that is being introduced meets the needs of our user base while also improving the overall experience with these technologies. Key capabilities in this space are enterprise video, digital signage, virtual learning, meeting spaces, live broadcasting, and full hardware lifecycle (including: hardware selection, purchasing, configuration, distribution, and removal). Operational work, which includes system resiliency, redundancy, stability and security, will be a key focus area as well as ensuring the proper metrics are measured.

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Trending Industry News

Aviation Industry News

Delta Air Lines Lands Top Spot for Coronavirus Response (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Big 3 Airlines Reassure Travel Advisors About Safety of Flying (TRAVEL WEEKLY)

Turkish Airlines Signs Codeshare Agreement with Pakistan International Airlines (SIMPLE FLYING)

More Industry News

Pegasus: Preparing for the Return of Business Travel (HOTELMARKETING.COM)

Are You Ready for Post-Lockdown Events? Here Is What They Look Like (EVENT MANAGER BLOG)

Hospitality Industry News

U.S. Hotel Profitability Picks up Further in June, Full-Service Properties Break Even at 50% Occupancy (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Touchless Tech: How Hotels Are Preparing for a Post-COVID Guest Experience (PHOCUSWIRE)

IHG Opens Europe’s Largest Holiday Inn Express (4HOTELIERS)


Career Development Tutorials

“Building Credibility” – Recommended by WINiT

Recording Available >>


WorldAware Intelligence Brief

China – Officials in Hong Kong to Continue Expanding Restrictions

Greece – Officials Require Negative Coronavirus Disease Test for Travelers from Bulgaria and Romania

Italy – Air Italy Employees to Protest in Central Rome

United States – Officials in Massachusetts to Impose New Travel Restrictions

United States – Officials in Washington, DC Impose Restrictions on Travelers from Areas Highly Affected by Coronavirus Disease

United States – Hurricane Douglas Continues Weakening while Tracking away from Hawaii


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