Daily News Brief – November 4, 2020

Join Us Next Week for All-New Collaboratory Webinars

GBTA Collaboratory 2020 continues next week with an all-new theme of Meetings & Events. This multi-week webinar series continues to provide the business travel industry with perspectives, best practices, expert insight, and actionable takeaways to address the issues facing our global industry. Webinars next week include:

  • Virtual, In-Person, Hybrid: What’s Next for the Meetings Industry
  • Beyond the Shift: Drivers of Long-Term Value in Virtual and Hybrid Events
  • Event Operational Changes & Technology Strategies: A Buyer Discussion
  • Strategically Sourcing (All Types of) Meetings
  • Looking into the Crystal Ball: The Future of Face-to-Face Meetings & Events

Registration is now open for our Meetings & Events week.

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November 9-13 Collaboratory Webinars Made Possible by Citi

COVID-19 News

Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Results Due This Year but Not There Yet, Trial Chief Says (REUTERS)

Recon: Brazil’s Anvisa Allows J&J to Resume COVID-19 Vaccine Trial (RAPS)

England Puts Doctors on Alert for COVID Vaccine Before Christmas (BLOOMBERG)


GBTA Collaboratory Highlights 

Register Now for Next Week’s Collaboratory Webinar:

Virtual, In-Person, Hybrid: What’s Next for the Meetings Industry?

Monday, November 9 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

Meetings and events have been a major part of the business travel industry for years, but the COVID-19 pandemic has all but eliminated in-person events for most of 2020. While an overwhelming majority of respondents (82%) to GBTA’s latest coronavirus poll indicate a preference for face-to-face meetings to achieve business outcomes, what will this segment of our industry look like in 2021 and beyond? CEO and Founder of Cvent, Reggie Aggarwal, will share his insights on the future of meetings and events, what trends he is seeing in the meetings space, and how technology will play an even bigger role in meetings and events moving forward.


  • Dave Hilfman, Interim Executive Director, GBTA
  • Reggie Aggarwal, CEO and Founder, Cvent

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November 9-13 Collaboratory Webinars Made Possible by Citi


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 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

JetBlue Is the Latest Airline to Retreat from Blocking Seats (WTOP)

Master List of All Major International Airline Coronavirus Change and Cancellation Policies (SOURCE)

Hyderabad Airport Launches COVID Testing Service (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Hospitality Industry News

A Reset in Hotel Bookings Is Happening Right Now (PHOCUSWIRE)

OYO Hotels Looks to Business Travel (HOTELMARKETING.COM)

Marriott Adds Another 4 Hotels to Thailand Portfolio (4HOTELIERS)

More Industry News

GBTA Launches Unity Campaign to Help Restore Business Travel Worldwide (TRAVEL INDUSTRY WIRE)

Travel Industry Promotes ‘Test and Release’ to Restart Travel (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)


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 

China and Philippines – Tropical Storm Atsani Tracking Westward in Philippine Sea

Europe – Protests Denouncing Coronavirus Disease-Related Restrictions Possible in Cities Through Late November

Oman – Authorities Introduce New Coronavirus Disease-Related Restrictions for Arriving Passengers

United Kingdom – Authorities Increase International Terror Threat Level to Severe

United States – Activists to Hold Protests in Washington, DC, Nov. 4-6


COVID-19 Resources 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Visa Information

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