Daily News Brief – November 12, 2020

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

COVID-19 News

Britain’s Coronavirus R Rate Is Finally Below One and Is Now at 0.9 as Experts Say ‘The End Is in Sight’ (DAILY MAIL)

Moderna Expects to Know by the End of the Month Whether Its COVID-19 Vaccine Works (CNN PHILIPPINES)

Arkansas Health Leaders Report Declining Cases of COVID-19 Monday (KY3)



GBTA Collaboratory Highlights

Register Now for Tomorrow’s Collaboratory Webinar:
Looking into the Crystal Ball: The Future of Face-to-Face Meetings and Events

Friday, November 13 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

The convergence of meetings and travel is inevitable as we look at future realities of returning to “live” events. This session will reveal some trends to consider, including meetings may be more regional or local in nature, the need for larger space that will accommodate attendees, opportunities to “de-risk” events, and ways to build traveler confidence in attending face-to-face meetings. Join these thought leaders and GBTA partners on the front lines, as they look to forecast the opportunities and challenges of future event offerings.

Liz Huh, Senior Vice President of Global Operations, GBTA


  • Hector Clemente, Manager Facility Operations, Orange County Convention Center
  • Michelle M. Neely, Acting Event Services Manager, Orange County Convention Center
  • Nicole Unger, Vice President of Sales, Together Again-Alliance Expositions
  • Chris Mueller, General Manager, Hilton Orlando

Register Now >>


November 9-13 Collaboratory Webinars Made Possible by Citi


Industry Spotlight

Join Us for a New Series of Complimentary Webinars

GBTA Italy Week | November 16-20

2020 was an anomalous year that tested several sectors, in particular travel. To help you better plan for 2021, GBTA Italy will conduct a week of complimentary webinars. Topics covered range from hybrid meetings to accommodations, from the digital approach in the travel world to the impacts of Covid on the sector.

Learn More and Register Now >>

*All webinars will be conducted in Italian


GBTA Regional Town Hall

Don’t Miss the Next GBTA Europe Town Hall

Tuesday, November 24 | 2:00 PM GMT

We are pleased to offer our European Business Travel Industry Town Hall Calls, intended to share information, tools and resources, supporting our community through these difficult times.

Learn More and Register Today >>


Job Board

Director of Sales Conventions and Conferences
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.

Apply Now >>


Trending Industry News

Aviation Industry News

American Airlines Restarts China Flights, Bringing U.S. Weekly Total to 10 (REUTERS)

United Airlines Seizes Chance to Return to JFK Amid Pandemic (THE WALL STREET JOURNAL)

Hospitality Industry News

UK and European Hospitality Industry Must Focus on Safety Protocols and Technology Deployment (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Ground Transportation Industry News

Hertz Expands Subscription Service Nationwide (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)

Green Motion Introduces Contactless Rental at London Heathrow (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)

More Industry News

How the Pandemic Will Change the Meetings and Events Industry for the Better (HOTEL NEWS RESOURCE)

Is Asia the Example for Travel Technology’s Recovery? (PHOCUSWIRE)

What Will a Biden Presidency Mean for Travel? Here’s What Changes to Expect (USA TODAY)

European ‘Traffic Lights’ System Aims to Reopen Travel (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)


GBTA Needs Your Input – Take the Latest GBTA Coronavirus Poll

This poll includes several new questions that will inform our advocacy efforts worldwide. All buyers and suppliers are encouraged to participate!

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WorldAware Intelligence Brief 

Asia – Typhoon Vamco Strengthens Further after Making Landfall in Luzon Region, Philippines

India – Authorities Allowing Inbound International Travelers to Submit Negative Coronavirus Disease Test to Avoid Quarantine

United States – Heavy Rainfall, Strong Winds, and Possible Flooding Forecast Across Eastern Region Through at Least Early Nov. 14

United States – Activists to Hold Pro-government March and Protest in Washington, DC

United States – Tropical Storm Eta Turns Northeastward in Gulf of Mexico; Landfall Expected Near Yankeetown, Fla.


COVID-19 Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Visa Information

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