Daily News Brief – March 26, 2021

GBTA Announces New Training Program to Prepare Industry Professionals for a Safe Return to Business Travel

The Ready. Safe. Travel. Training Program is open to all GBTA buyers and suppliers

GBTA proudly announces the Ready. Safe. Travel. Training Program to unite, educate and engage all levels of the business travel industry.

This virtual training program will span over four weeks in May, with sessions being held virtually each Wednesday (May 5, 12, 19, 26) for three hours. Each weekly session will focus on a different component of returning to business travel: being ready to hit the road again; safe ways to restart travel; and continuing to keep travelers informed and comfortable when travel begins again. There is a global as well as regionally-specific component to the series.

By completing the training program, participants will receive designation as a Ready. Safe. Travel. Specialist, demonstrating their commitment and knowledge of post-pandemic advancements of business travel. Participants can also earn Global Travel Professional® (GTP) credits for attending.

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COVID-19 News

At Least 140 Countries Have Started Vaccinating Against COVID-19 (REUTERS)

EU blocks AstraZeneca Exports: What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus Right Now (NEWS24)


Professional Development 

Learn How to Create an Effective Strategic Meetings Management Program:
Register Today for The Fundamentals of Strategic Meetings Management™

Pioneers and thought leaders in meetings, procurement, and travel management have collaborated to create a road map and share best practices on how to create and manage an effective strategic meetings management program for your company. The program covers 6 modules and includes 3 two-hour live sessions with an instructor. Please note this is a virtual event.

Instructor: Betsy Bondurant, CMM, CTE

Deadline to Register is April 2.

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Made Possible by Cvent


Scholarships Now Available!

The new GBTA Academy Global Scholarship Program is designed to make education accessible for hundreds of members by offering financial assistance. As a result, GBTA members will have increased access to valuable educational opportunities during this challenging time in our industry due to the pandemic.

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Industry Spotlight 

Don’t Miss the Chance to Meet Suzanne Neufang, GBTA CEO
Virtual Listening Tour Concludes Next Week!

Suzanne Neufang, GBTA’s new CEO, is starting off in her new role by listening to, and checking in with, you – our members, industry leaders, suppliers and sponsors. During this listening tour, Suzanne will provide an overview of her background, share her future vision for GBTA and take your questions/comments. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions in advance of the meeting.


Canadadian Listening Tour
March 29 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Register Now >>


Professional Development

Feeling Stuck in Your Career? Don’t Miss an All-New Career Development Program:
Career Builder From GBTA in Partnership With Dr. Lucy Rattrie

Join us for a 21-day powerful mindset program throughout the month of April for professionals from the travel and aviation industry to rebuild their confidence, gain clarity and calmly pave the way for a thriving career in an upside-down world.

Registration Closes April 12.

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Job Board

Business Travel Jobs Postings

Travel Consultant
Taguig City, Philippines
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Director, Global Travel Operations
Rocklin, California, United States
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Director, Enterprise Travel Experience
Dallas, Texas, United States
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Director, Global Travel Risk Management
Henrietta, New York, United States
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Is Your Company Hiring?

Use the GBTA Career Center to post your business travel job openings and access thousands of qualified industry professionals looking to make their next career move.

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Trending Industry News

Aviation Industry News

Airlines Add Routes in Fight for Americans Ready to Travel Again (WALL STREET JOURNAL)

Government Action Can Still Save Summer, European Airlines Say (REUTERS)

IATA Releases 2020 Safety Report, Details Airline Safety Performance (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Boeing Expected to Resume 787 Dreamliner Deliveries (SIMPLE FLYING)

Hospitality Industry News

voco Hotels Grows to Over 50 Openings and Signings (4HOTELIERS)

How COVID-19 Is Impacting Hotel Benchmarking (PHOCUSWIRE)

More Industry News

American Express vs American Airlines: Corporate Travel in a New World (RUNWAY GIRL NETWORK)

GBTA Announces Appointments to Its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee (HOSPITALITY NET)

Vaccination Top Criteria for Traveler Confidence in U.S. (PHOCUSWIRE)


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Upcoming Events 

National Security Roundtable: The Future of Travel Post COVID-19
March 30 | 2:00 PM EDT
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GBTA Canada Town Hall
April 7 | 2:00 PM EDT
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Career Builder from GBTA in Partnership with Dr. Lucy Rattrie
April 12
Learn More >>

GBTA Europe Town Hall
April 15 | 2:00 PM GMT
Learn More >>


WorldAware Intelligence Brief

Australia – New South Wales to Continue Relaxing COVID-19 Controls

India – Unionized Workers Call for Protests Nationwide

New Zealand – Weather and Police Investigation Prompt Mass Transit and Ground Transport Disruptions in Northern Areas

United Kingdom – Industrial Action by Passport Staff at London Heathrow Airport to Last through Late April

United States – Officials in New Mexico Ease Restrictions in 17 Counties


COVID-19 Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Visa Information

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