Daily News Brief – June 26, 2020

The Travel Industry Will Survive COVID-19, But with Big Changes

For Fast Company’s Shape of Tomorrow series, we’re asking business leaders to share their inside perspective on how the COVID-19 era is transforming their industries. Here’s what’s been lost—and what could be gained—in the new world order. Continue Reading >>


COVID-19 Update

Coronavirus Updates: Texas Pauses Reopening Plan; US Still in First Wave, Americans Must Stay ‘Vigilant,’ CDC Says (USA TODAY)

Coronavirus Pandemic: Updates from Around the World (CNN)

India’s Coronavirus Cases Spike Again to Near Half-Million (ARAB NEWS)

WHO Warns of Coronavirus Summer Spike as Europe Lifts Lockdown (NBC NEWS)

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Industry Spotlight 

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GBTA Members can connect online and discuss current and relevant topics within the business travel industry across multiple forums with business travel buyers and suppliers.

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Professional Development

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Industry Webinar Series Archive

GBTA continues to provide pertinent, relevant industry related professional development which can be applied toward career development and GTP® Recertification credits.

Earn 1 GTP® Recertification credit for watching any recording in the Industry Webinar Series.

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Job Spotlight

Project and Event Planner
Richardson, TX

Pre-Conference: Create & manage registration sites for major conferences, Hotel management for major conferences, manage food & beverage orders for various major conference events (i.e. hospitality suite, receptions, team meetings, Career Fair Lunch, etc.), Yello event coordination (internal), manage attire order, shipping of assets. Post-Conference: Provide post event reporting on key metrics (internal), Work with major conference vendors to ensure we receive invoices for ordered services, Shipping of assets, Food & beverage vendor communication, UTC exhibits setup oversight, Assisting with needs of business unit Talent Acquisition Leads, Providing an exceptional candidate experience

*This is a temporary position of undetermined length.

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Trending Industry News

Aviation Industry News

Emirates Resumes Flights to Athens, Osaka, Rome and Tokyo (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Hahn Air Signs Seven New Airline Clients (TTR WEEKLY)

United Airlines Adds Thermometers to Flight Attendant Uniforms (FOX NEWS)

Ground Transportation Industry News

Amazon Reportedly Acquires Self-Driving Car Startup Zoox (THE VERGE)

More Industry News

Business Travellers Desire Swift Return to Travel (GLOBAL NEWS WIRE)

ASEAN Leaders Discuss Opening the Region for Business Travel – Palace (CNN)

Business Travel Expected to Return Fastest in Asia (TRAVEL PULSE)


GBTA Honorary Membership – GBTA is committed to helping the business travel community stay connected during this challenging time. GBTA will provide business travel professionals who have been displaced due to the impact of coronavirus and the global pandemic a GBTA Honorary Membership. Apply for GBTA Honorary Membership >>

*This membership will be valid for 12 months or until finding employment.


WorldAware Intelligence Brief 

China and Japan – Heavy Rainfall, Strong Winds, and Possible Flooding to Develop in Southeastern China and Japan

Mexico – Severe Weather and Possible Flooding Forecast Nationwide

Turkey – Authorities to Impose Limited Curfews; Other Restrictions Remain in Place

United Arab Emirates – Authorities Lift Nationwide Nightly Curfew

United States – Severe Weather and Possible Flooding Forecast Across Central and Northern Parts

United States – Officials in Washington State Mandate Use of Masks While in Public


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