Daily News Brief – November 5, 2020

What's Next for GBTA?

A Q&A with Interim Executive Director Dave Hilfman

The Global Business Travel Association has completed an organizational diagnostic with association consultancy MCI USA. The three-month process delivered recommendations to the association that included increasing its value proposition with supplier members, providing greater transparency to all members and stimulating greater diversity at the board level. (BUSINESS TRAVEL NEWS)

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COVID-19 News

Number of Active Coronavirus Cases in Steady Decline (JAKARTA GLOBE)

Netherlands’ Coronavirus Cases Begin to Decline (BRUSSELS TIMES)

Australia Secures Access to 50 Million Potential COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Which Could Be Ready by March (9NEWS)


GBTA Regional Town Halls

Register Now for Today’s All-New LATAM Town Hall!

Today | 3:00 PM MEX | 4:00 PM EST | 6:00 PM ART

What is the state of travel in Latin America? Learn about the current operating status at airports and hotels in the major LATAM markets. We’ll also hear projections and key information on the slow – and very much expected – return to travel.


  • Rafael Echevarne, Director of the International Council of Airports for Latin America and the Caribbean, ACI-LAC
  • David Rios, Regional Vice President for Marketing, Commercial and Revenue Management for Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, IHG
  • Diego García, Senior Vice-President, Air Europa


Complimentary for travel industry Buyers and Suppliers.

*GBTA LATAM Town Hall will be offered in Spanish

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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 >>


Mark Your Calendar for GBTA Canada’s Final Town Hall of 2020

Wednesday, December 2 | 2:00 PM EDT

Our Canadian Business Travel Industry Town Hall Calls are intended to share information, tools and resources, that support our community through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Past GBTA Canada Town Hall recordings are available now >>


 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 Plans for MAX Return, Recovery (AVIATION WEEK)

Oneworld CEO: What Alaska Airlines Brings to the Alliance (EXECUTIVE TRAVELLER)

Which Airline Will Fill India’s Demand for International Traffic? (SIMPLE FLYING)

Hospitality Industry News

Hilton Sees Uptick in Corporate Transient and Meeting Demand (BUSINESS TRAVEL NEWS)

More Industry News

Major Business Event Bid Wins for Dubai as Post-COVID Recovery Gathers Momentum (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Sabre Unveils First Product Powered by Its Proprietary Sabre Travel AI Technology (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

With a Chill on Business Travel, Lola.com Pivots to Target the Expense Report (BOSTON BUSINESS JOURNALS)

SNCF Sets up Testing Centres at Railway Stations (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)


GBTA Webinar: Understanding the EU Ruling on the Us Privacy Shield and What It Means for You

November 10, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

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WorldAware Intelligence Brief

Central/South America – Tropical Storm Eta Weakens After Making Landfall

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

Middle East/North Africa – Storm System to Bring Rounds of Rain and Thunderstorms to Multiple Regions Through Nov. 6

United States – Heightened Security and Protests Possible in Cities Nationwide Through Early November Following Nov. 3 Presidential Election

United States – Officials in New Jersey Issue Update Coronavirus Disease-Related Travel Advisory List


COVID-19 Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Visa Information

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