Daily News Brief – July 9, 2020

Update on GBTA Convention 2020

Update on GBTA Convention 2020

Over the past few months, GBTA staff and leadership have explored every option possible to proceed with the association’s 2020 Convention set for November in Denver, Colorado. That said, with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to spike globally and the Denver Convention Center dedicated to a temporary medical facility, the convention center cannot be made available to us for our November dates so they have had to cancel our event.

We understand that this decision may come as a disappointment to you exactly as it has to each of us, as we, too, very much look forward to what annually represents “The Business Travel Event of the Year®.” One of the unfortunate realities of this pandemic and its many accompanying challenges has been its outsized impact on business travel and our industry worldwide. We, too, had looked forward to reconnecting this year at GBTA Convention 2020, to draw strength from one another and to share best practices and creative, collaborative ideas for how to succeed in such an unprecedented and challenging environment.

In the next few days, we will communicate with you on the GBTA 2021 Convention, set for July 17 to July 21, 2021 in Orlando.

We thank you for your continued support of GBTA. Each of you represents the heart and soul of this association. These are indeed difficult times, but together we will emerge not merely intact, but better than at any time in the past.

Please visit gbta.org for further updates.


COVID-19 Update

Coronavirus Report: Global Cases Pass 12m as US Daily Tally Breaks World Record (THE GUARDIAN)

Japan Supercomputer Finds Ways to Nix Airborne Virus at Work, on Transport (JAPAN TIMES)

Coronavirus Live Updates (CNBC)

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Industry Spotlight

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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GBTA Coronavirus Poll: Your Participation Is Essential!

We are currently fielding the 9th installment of the GBTA Coronavirus Poll. This poll is critical to the recovery of our industry and its results continue to be used by C-suite executives and boards, the media, congress and government committees. Please take three minutes to complete this survey, even if you have previously taken it.


Professional Development

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Event Specialist

Oklahoma, United States

As Event Specialist, you will serve as meeting planner and travel organizer. You will keep abreast of all travel requirements and procedures and ensure travel reimbursements are processed in a timely manner. You will be responsible for all air travel and hotel arrangements, as well as any other accommodations travelers may require. You will arrange all meetings, including catering and hospitality requirements, for conferences, conventions, and other events. You will work closely with your team, as well as external vendors such as hotel personnel, to ensure the success of events. You will create and process reports, correspondence, and other communications for management.

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Trending Industry News

Aviation Industry News

Domestic Trips Are Gradually Rebounding Around the World (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Emirates Airline Passengers from Ten Countries Need Negative COVID-19 Cert (ARABIAN BUSINESS)

Grab’s Order at Table Technology Takes off in the US at DFW (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Spicejet Offers COVID-19 Insurance Cover for Passengers (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Oneworld Launches COVID-19 Information Portal (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Hospitality Industry News

Hotels Are Reopening in the US: Here’s What You Need to Know (4HOTELIERS)

How Hoteliers Should Handle Data Privacy in a Pandemic (HOTEL NEWS NOW)

More Industry News

Gogo Connected Aircraft Will Soon Offer WiFi for 20 Minutes Longer (SIMPLE FLYING)


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WorldAware Intelligence Brief

Greece – Activists to Protest in Athens and Other Urban Centers

India – Extended Business, Transport, Movement Restrictions in Place Across Eastern Region with Regional Variations

Netherlands – Authorities Continue to Gradually Ease Restrictions

United States – Authorities in New Jersey Issue Updated Quarantine Requirements

United States – Inclement Weather and Possible Flooding Forecast Across Parts of Northern and Central Regions

United States – Authorities in Connecticut Issue Updated Coronavirus Disease Quarantine Requirements


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