Daily News Brief – March 5, 2021

Analysis: Worker Protection Red Tape Ties Up EU Business Travel

When European corporate travel resumes once coronavirus restrictions are lifted, companies will find an onslaught of increased regulation in the region has made organising business trips a lot more complicated and expensive than it used, or arguably needs, to be. One source of red tape will be the need for work permits and other post-Brexit authorisations for travel between the European Union and its former member state the United Kingdom. The other is all of the EU’s making. The bloc has tightened its requirement for EU and non-EU travellers alike to obtain A1 social security certificates and, in some cases, file Posted Worker notification before undertaking work trips. (SOURCE: BUSINESS TRAVEL NEWS EUROPE) – FEATURES GBTA

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COVID-19 News 

Vaccine Confidence Grows: What You Need to Know About The Coronavirus Right Now (NEWS24)

South Africa to Ease Covid Restrictions After “Dramatic Decline” in Cases (NDTV)


Industry Spotlight
Join Us on Monday as We Honor These Trailblazing Industry Leaders!

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On March 8, 2021, WINiT once again will honor the women, men, and organizations who have led the way in promoting this important mission at the second WINiT by GBTA Virtual Awards Gala.

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Announcing the Top 50 Women in Travel

GBTA recently announced the Top 50 Women in Travel, a distinguished group of professionals who are promoting the important mission of WINiT by GBTA while also serving as the best and brightest in their own careers. These outstanding women leaders will be honored at the WINiT by GBTA Virtual Awards Gala on March 8.

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Industry Webinar 

Save the Date for Next Week’s All-New Webinar:
Future-Proofing Your Travel Risk Policy: How Organizations Can Build Resilience Through Travel Risk Management

Presented by the GBTA Canada Risk Committee

March 11 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Does your organization need a separate travel risk policy? Is it just a COVID-thing? What about small businesses? Learn what organizations of all sizes are doing to build and implement travel risk policy that addresses not just security risks, but your employees’ health and wellness. Discuss what Duty of Care and Duty of Loyalty mean in the “new normal.” This session will provide expert advice for how organizations can use travel risk management to best position themselves for resilience in the future.

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Call for Proposals
Deadline Is Monday, March 8!

Don’t Miss the Chance to Give Back to Your Industry:
Submit a Proposal Today for GBTA Conference 2021 – Wiesbaden in Partnership with VDR

We have extended the deadline to March 8 to submit a proposal for education sessions at GBTA Conference 2021 – Wiesbaden in Partnership with VDR, 13-15 October 2021.

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Trending Industry News

Aviation Industry News

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Hospitality Industry News

UAE Hotels Preparing for a V-Shaped Recovery, After Vaccine Rollout and Herd Immunity Take Effect (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

U.S. Hotel Profitability Improved Slightly in January (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

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WorldAware Intelligence Brief

Italy – Major Unions Call for Nationwide Strike

New Zealand – Officials to Ease COVID-19 Controls Nationwide

South Pacific/Oceania – Tsunami Warning Lifted Following Magnitude-7.3 Earthquake in Pacific Ocean

United States – Officials in Ohio Ease Certain Restrictions due to Decrease in COVID-19 Activity

United States – Officials in Michigan to Ease Certain Restrictions due to Decreases in COVID-19 Activity


COVID-19 Resources 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Visa Information

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