Daily News Brief – November 20, 2020

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You Could Win a $1,000 (USD) GBTA Scholarship


GBTA’s new “Ready. Safe. Travel.” unity campaign is pushing for a safe and responsible return to business travel while also increasing public awareness around the economic necessity of a thriving business travel industry.

We need industry professionals, like you, to show your support and join us in this effort by entering the “Ready. Safe. Travel.” video contest. And we’re giving away two (2) $1,000 (USD) GBTA scholarships to the winners to apply to any GBTA offering of your choice!

Learn More and Get Started >>


COVID-19 News

News of Effective Vaccines Renews Optimism for a Return to Travel and In-Person Events in 2021 (4HOTELIERS) – FEATURES GBTA

Coronavirus Vaccine: Britain Gets Ready to Administer Vaccines before Christmas (LIVE MINT)


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 >>



Call for Education Session Proposals
GBTA Convention 2021:
Submit an Education Session Proposal

GBTA is now accepting proposals for education sessions at GBTA Convention 2021 in Orlando, FL from July 17-21. Our tradition of delivering the best education on the topics most relevant to business travel is only made possible by your participation.

We are seeking industry professionals to contribute new ideas, solutions, and innovations for current issues and challenges that confront the travel industry. Now more than ever, content focused on the industry’s recovery will be critical. Our highest-rated presenters have challenged conventional wisdom and have been willing to share real “lessons learned.”

The deadline to submit an education session proposal is January 8, 2021.

Learn More >>



GBTA Conference 2021 – Toronto:
Submit an Education Session Proposal

GBTA is now accepting proposals for education sessions at GBTA Conference 2021 – Toronto.

We have started planning our Toronto conference with quality educational programming our attendees have come to expect! We want to hear about your experiences, best practices you’ve discovered, new ideas you’ve developed and lessons you’ve learned over the past year as we head into 2021.

The deadline to submit an education session proposal is December 1, 2020.

Learn More >>



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Homestead, FL

Minimum of three years of Hospitality management experience, relative franchise sales experience preferred. Excellent leadership abilities. Superior communication skills, (both oral and written). Detail-oriented and organized. Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment.

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 Trending Industry News

Aviation Industry News

Today’s Airline Cabin Air Is Cleaner Than You Think: Experts (ASIA TIMES)

Gatwick Airport to Open COVID-19 Testing Facility (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Hong Kong Startup Greater Bay Airlines Seeks Aircraft (SIMPLE FLYING)

Hospitality Industry News

Short-Term Rental Bookings Are Up Following News of Vaccine (PHOCUSWIRE)

Ground Transportation Industry News

Enterprise Holdings Teams Up with Clorox® Extending its Complete Clean Pledge (WEBSTER COUNTY CITIZEN)

Addressing New Legal Speed Bumps for Contactless Rentals (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)

More Industry News

Shifting Traveler Demands Could Provide an Opportunity for Airlines, Says GlobalData (HOSPITALITY NET)

Tablet Hotels Selects 2,000 Hotels to Add to Its Platform (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)


Help Determine the Future of GBTA!

The GBTA Board elections are open through Friday, December 4. The GBTA Board of Directors serves as the governing body of the Association and is responsible for establishing the focus and direction of the Association. This is your opportunity to vote for the candidates you believe will best lead our organization.

View each candidate’s campaign video, platform statement and Board of Directors Election Brochure 2020 >>


WorldAware Intelligence Brief 

Australia – South Australia to Ease Coronavirus Disease-Related Restrictions

Australia – New South Wales to Ease Some Coronavirus Disease-Related Restrictions and Reopen Border with Victoria

China, Japan and Russia – Low-Pressure System to Bring Heavy Rain and Snow to Multiple Regions Through Nov. 21

Iran, Iraq and Turkey – Storm System to Bring Rain and Mountain Snow to Multiple Regions Through Nov. 21

Japan – Protesters to March in Central Tokyo

Mexico – Unionized Interjet Airlines Workers Vote to Postpone Nationwide Strike


COVID-19 Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Visa Information

View Additional Resources >>


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