Daily News Brief – March 29, 2021

GBTA Statement Against US Violence Towards Asian Communities

GBTA condemns the recent increase in hate crimes against Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and other Asian Americans in the United States. GBTA believes strongly in diversity, equity and inclusion. Actions that fly in the face of such principles and that rise to the level of open hatred, criminal violence and harassment are dangerous and absolutely unacceptable.

GBTA recently founded a global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee to address issues related to ensuring fair and respectful treatment for all business travelers and professionals in our industry. The committee’s mission is to increase global awareness of the many DEI-related issues facing business travel professionals – in the workplace, travelling, attending meetings, or handling travel needs.

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COVID-19 News

Latest Results Put Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID Vaccine Back on Track (NATURE.COM)

Johnson & Johnson Announces Advance Purchase Agreement with the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust for the Company’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate (PR NEWSWIRE)

New York Launches Nation’s First ‘Vaccine Passports.’ Others Are Working on Similar Ideas, But Many Details Must Be Worked Out. (USA TODAY)


Professional Development 

Hear from Aviation Experts in Tomorrow’s All-New Webinar:
National Security Roundtable: The Future of Travel Post COVID-19

Tomorrow | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Join us for an interactive conversation with aviation experts as they explore the policies and programs needed to regain the confidence of the traveling public. Speakers will share their unique perspectives on how the aviation industry will grow from the COVID-19 pandemic and capitalize on the innovative opportunities that await the industry, driving the future of a touchless travel experience.

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Industry Spotlight

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

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
Today | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

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We Want to Hear from You!

GBTA is conducting a survey about travel program sustainability. The results will be shared at GBTA Convention in July. If you are a travel manager, please click here to participate.

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Job Board

Business Travel Jobs Postings

Meeting Sales and Logistics Coordinator
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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Account Director (Remote/Travel)
Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, 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

Virgin Atlantic, Eva Air Announce Health Passport Tests (BUSINESS TRAVEL NEWS)

United Airlines Flies to JFK for the First Time Since 2015, Taking Advantage of Pandemic Lull (CNBC)

This Is the One Airline That’s Still Blocking Middle Seats—Why It Matters (MARKET WATCH)

Is Flexible Airline Seating the Future? Introducing Checkerboard (SIMPLE FLYING)

Hospitality Industry News

Mint House Secures Investment for Corporate Travel Rental Platform (PHOCUSWIRE)

Stay with Me: Hotel Owners Look Ahead to the Return of Leisure and Business Travel (HOSPITALITY NET)

More Industry News

Business Travel Sees Signs of Life (TRAVEL PULSE)

BCD Travel and Gimmonix Announce Strategic Partnership to Enhance Standard Rate Benchmark Capabilities for Business Travel Clients (PR NEWSWIRE)

Uber Green Launches in London (INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT)


RST Training
2 Days Left to Save on Registration – Ready. Safe. Travel. Training Program by GBTA

Attend this 4-week virtual training program that will take place once-weekly, throughout the month of May, and become a Ready. Safe. Travel. Specialist.

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Upcoming Events

National Security Roundtable: The Future of Travel Post COVID-19
Tomorrow | 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
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GBTA Europe Town Hall
April 15 | 2:00 PM GMT
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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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