Daily News Brief – October 14, 2020

WINiT Week Webinar Recap: The Fundamental Shift

As part of this week’s Collaboratory, two members of GBTA’s WINiT Strategic Advisory Board shared their experiences with resilience and how it can be developed through practice.

Lenore D’Anzieri, CTE, a travel industry veteran and founding coach of the Mindful Leadership Project, hosted Beth Kinerk, senior vice president at Avis Budget Group, Inc., and Kristen Shovlin, vice president of Sales Operations and Development for Delta Air Lines. Both executives discussed how resiliency has guided them during fundamental shifts in their lives.

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COVID-19 Updates

Eli Lilly and Johnson & Johnson Have Paused COVID-19 Vaccine Trials. Why Experts Say That’s Reassuring, Not Frightening. (USA TODAY)

COVID Vaccine Tracker: When Will a Coronavirus Vaccine Be Ready? (THE GUARDIAN)

More Helpful Articles/Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

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GBTA Collaboratory Highlights

Register Now for Tomorrow’s Collaboratory Webinar:
Unconventional Mentoring Coming Your Way

Thursday, October 15 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

The GBTA Ladders Mentorship program incorporated WINiT this past season. Join us to hear about the impact the program had on WINiT members and how you can join and be the best you can be.


  • Emma Wilson, Vice President Global Marketing, Sabre
  • Kim Call, Key Accounts Manager Global Corporate Accounts, United Airlines
  • Katlynne Dahan, Sales Strategy and Support Lodging, Ground and Sea, Sabre
  • Carol Del Giudice, Account Manager, Client Consulting Services, Christopherson Business Travel (Alumni Advisor)

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GBTA Collaboratory 2020 Continues Next Week

Join us next week for an all-new theme of Mobility and Transportation. GBTA Collaboratory continues to provide an in-depth outlook on the future of business travel. Next week’s webinars include:

  • TSA: Leveraging Technology and Innovation to Stay Healthy. Stay Secure
  • Forget Everything You Knew: An Examination of Today’s Global Entry Landscape for Business Travel
  • The Realities of a Future Business Trip: A Buyer Discussion
  • Raise Your Tray Tables as We Prepare to Land
  • What Does Essential Business Travel Look Like During This Pandemic

Registration is now open for our Mobility and Transportation week.

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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
Vice President of Charter Sales
West Palm Beach, FL

The Vice President of Charter Sales has the primary responsibility of revenue generation, sales strategies, and design of Retail and Wholesale sales programs, and all-encompassing services and products. The ideal candidate will possess an entrepreneurial mindset and commitment to execution of planned growth strategies.

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Trending Industry News

Top Story

European Union Nations Set to Adopt Common Travel Rules amid COVID-19 Pandemic (USA TODAY)

Aviation Industry News

Airlines Must Be Financially Viable for Aviation to Be Able to Lead the Recovery (4HOTELIERS)

What to Expect When Southwest Airlines Resumes 737 MAX Flights (SIMPLE FLYING)

Skyscanner, Expedia, Hopper on Need for Transparency in Travel Retailing (PHOCUSWIRE)

Hospitality Industry News

STR: U.S. Leads in Hotel Openings During Pandemic (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Wyndham Launches Hybrid Meeting Spaces in Europe (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Hyatt Opens First Property in Malta (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

More Industry News

FCM Launches New AI Reporting Tool (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)


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WorldAware Intelligence Brief 

China, Thailand and Vietnam – Tropical Storm Nangka Tracking Westward in Gulf of Tonkin

Lithuania – Authorities Partially Relax Quarantine Requirements for Some Arrivals

United States – Officials in Chicago, Ill., to Update Travel Restrictions List

United States – Officials in New York State Update Travel Advisory List

United States – Authorities in Connecticut Issue Update to Traveler Quarantine List


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