Daily News Brief – November 11, 2020

GBTA Needs Your Input – Take the Latest GBTA Coronavirus Poll

GBTA recently launched our latest coronavirus poll. This poll includes several new questions that will inform our advocacy efforts worldwide. All buyers and suppliers are encouraged to participate! To take the poll, please click here. Results will be posted on the GBTA website and available to members and non-members.

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 COVID-19 News

Arizona Sees Decline in New Coronavirus Cases (KYMA)

Australia May Open Borders to Asia as COVID-19 Cases Decline (THE START)

Cases Continue to Decline Across Much of Asia – Regional Roundup Nov 10 (ASIA MEDIA CENTRE)


GBTA Collaboratory Highlights 

Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s Collaboratory Webinar:
Strategically Sourcing (All Types of) Meetings

Thursday, November 12 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Meetings and events must go on … and so must sourcing for future meetings and events in uncertain times. Learn from the meeting and event experts as they discuss the critical changes to the RFP/RFI processes, new data protection and legal issues, additional budgeting considerations, and important tips for sourcing technology vendors for virtual event components. Data and examples will be shared so can prepare your upcoming event sourcing strategy.


  • Bobbi Djordjevic, Global Category Manager, Global Procurement, Dentsply Sirona
  • Balazs Gulyas, Global Category Lead – Meetings & Events, IBM
  • Don Kline, CEO, Map Your Show
  • Kemp Gallineau, CEO, Group 360
  • Marzena Maloszycka, SVP, Travel and Meetings & Events Solutions, Citi

Register Now >>

November 9-13 Collaboratory Webinars Made Possible by Citi



GBTA Collaboratory Continues Next Week

This multi-week webinar series is designed to provide perspectives, best practices, expert insight, and actionable takeaways to address the issues facing the global business travel industry. All-new webinars around Sustainability include:

  • Sustainability – The Clock is Ticking
  • How Your Air Program Can Contribute to Building a Sustainable Business Travel Program
  • Prioritizing Sustainability Within Your Travel Program: A Buyer Discussion
  • How Your Accommodation Programme Can Contribute to Your Sustainability Objectives
  • Call to Action – Education Yourself and Your Travelers on Human Trafficking

Register Now >>

November 16-20 Collaboratory Webinars Made Possible by United for Business


GBTA Collaboratory Speaking Opportunities

GBTA Collaboratory speakers and panelists are made up of business leaders, GBTA committees and volunteers, sponsors, and industry experts. Speaking opportunities are available. If interested, please complete our Speaker Interest Form.


Job Board
Director of Sales Conventions and Conferences Daytona FL

Daytona Beach, FL

The Director of Sales Conventions and Conferences is responsible for developing corporate event business for venue and hotel properties. This role is responsible for lead and revenue generation and marketing the Speedway as a convention and large scale meeting destination throughout the year.

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Trending Industry News

Aviation Industry News

IATA Welcomes Updated ICAO CART Guidance (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Singapore Airlines – SilkAir Merger on Track (SIMPLE FLYING)

Hospitality Industry News

How AI‐Powered Revenue Management Is Helping Airlines Recover (PHOCUSWIRE)

Top Hotel CEOs Urge New Government to Step up Virus Relief (HOTELMARKETING.COM)

Accor Grows Its Portfolio in Africa with Signing of First Three Properties (4HOTELIERS)

More Industry News

Light at the End of the Tunnel: International Tourism Is Slowly Restarting (4HOTELIERS)

New Vaccine Optimism Boosts the Event Industry (EVENT MANAGE RBLOG)

Onyx CenterSource Announces Launch of Enhanced RecoverPro Reporting Portal (ONYX CENTERSOURCE)


Sponsor the GBTA Collaboratory 2020

Sponsorship opportunities are available on a weekly basis. Gain brand recognition and show your support! Sponsorships include an opportunity to speak about the week’s topic and having your company’s logo highlighted on the website, within all promotional emails, in thank you emails to webinar registrants, and on social media. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities or email us at [email protected].


Attend at No Cost

If you aren’t already a GBTA Member become one today and attend all GBTA Collaboratory webinars at no cost!


WorldAware Intelligence Brief 

Asia – Tropical Storm Vamco Tracking Northwestward in Philippine Sea

Canada and United States – Storm System Bringing Heavy Snow, Ice to Midwest US and South-Central Canada

United Kingdom – Stansted Airport to Extend Night Closure Hours to 1700-0500 Nov. 11-Dec. 2

United States – Authorities in Pennsylvania Update Travel Advisory List

United States – Officials in California Tighten Restrictions in Several Counties


COVID-19 Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Visa Information

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