Daily News Brief – November 3, 2020

GBTA Launches Campaign to Bring Back Business Travel

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has launched a global campaign “to grow public awareness of the economic necessity of a thriving business travel industry” that contributes US$1.45 trillion in activity to the world’s economy every year. (BUSINESS TRAVEL NEWS EUROPE)

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COVID-19 News

Canadian Company’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Begins Clinical trial in Australia (CTV NEWS)

The Latest on the Coronavirus Pandemic (CNN)


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.

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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.

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Job Board

Director of Travel Management Services
Austin, TX

This position is responsible for the strategic, operational, and financial direction of the Travel Management Services office by continuously building a quality and cost-effective travel management program in an ever-changing travel industry.

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Trending Industry News

Aviation Industry News

American Airlines Returns to Shanghai After 10-Month Coronavirus Hiatus (THE POINTS GUY)

Hyderabad Airport Launches COVID Testing Service (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Calls for Consistency with Airline COVID Policies (WRAL)

American Airlines Grows Its Preflight Testing Program (SIMPLE FLYING)

Indigo Facilitates COVID-19 Testing (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Hospitality Industry News

Oakwood Intensifies East Asian Growth Strategy (4HOTELIERS)

Nordic Choice Hotels Celebrated The Launch of New Platform for Booking Meeting Rooms Online (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)


GBTA Webinar:
Boeing Confident Travel Initiative

November 5th, 2020 at 12:00 PM ET

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WorldAware Intelligence Brief 

Australia – South Australia to Further Ease Coronavirus Disease-related Border Controls with Victoria

Caribbean – Major Hurricane Eta Rapidly Strengthens in Western Region

China, Philippines and Taiwan – Tropical Depression Atsani Tracking Westward in Philippine Sea

India – Gujjar Protests Disrupt Ground Transport Services in Rajasthan

United States – Officials in Washington, DC, Update Coronavirus Disease-related Traveler Self-quarantine List


COVID-19 Resources 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Visa Information

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