Daily News Brief – November 6, 2020

Join GBTA’s Dave Hilfman and Cvent’s Reggie Aggarwal as they Kick Off the GBTA Collaboratory Meetings & Events Week

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.

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November 9-13 Collaboratory Webinars Made Possible by Citi

COVID-19 News

Coronavirus Restrictions to Be Eased in Melbourne on Sunday, As Victoria Records Seventh Day of Zero Cases (9NEWS)


 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.

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*All webinars will be conducted in Italian


Professional Development

Earn Your Global Travel Professional® (GTP) Certification

Brought to you by the GBTA Academy, the GTP® Certification is designed to raise industry standards, enhance work performance, and recognize individuals who demonstrate core competencies essential to the business travel management discipline.

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Job Board
Director of Sales Conventions and Conferences Daytona FL

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.

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Trending Industry News

Aviation Industry News

American Airlines Expands Testing Programme (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Qantas Adds Three New Routes from Canberra (WEBWIRE)

Lufthansa Launches COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests on Munich-Hamburg Flights (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Southwest Airlines Finally Opens San Diego – Honolulu Route (SIMPLE FLYING)

India’s Daily Passenger Passenger Count Passes 200,000 (SIMPLE FLYING)

Ground Transportation Industry News

Sixt Implements Reservation Integration with Rent Centric (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)

Uber Reports 18% Revenue Decline but Says Ride-Hailing Business Is Picking Back Up (CNBC)

More Industry News

WTTC Responds to the Implementation of Testing on Departure at Airports Across Europe (4HOTELIERS)

Amadeus Credits Domestic Travel Restart for Small Financial Improvement (PHOCUSWIRE)


Have you heard about Ready. Safe. Travel. by GBTA?

A thriving business travel industry is critical for a booming economy. Help lead the efforts for a safe return to business travel through advocacy, education and awareness.

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WorldAware Intelligence Brief

Central/South America – Tropical Depression Eta Continues to Bring Heavy Rainfall and Major Flooding to Multiple Regions

Chile – Officials Loosen Coronavirus Disease-related Restrictions

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

New Zealand – Officials Maintaining Level-1 Coronavirus Disease-Related Alert

United Kingdom – Authorities Update International Arrivals Quarantine List

United States – Opposing Groups to Rally in Several Locations Throughout the Country to Demand Transparency in Presidential Election Vote Count


COVID-19 Resources 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Visa Information

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