Daily News Brief – October 15, 2020

Women Will Drive Business Outcomes Post-Pandemic

GBTA WINiT Advisory Board Chair Remarks on How Women in the Workforce Have Been Disproportionately Affected by the Pandemic, and How They Will Come Back

This week, GBTA’s Collaboratory 2020 webinar series featured compelling content from members of WINiT By GBTA, a network of women and men focused on driving positive change for the career mobility of women in travel-related industries.

In the series’ marquee webinar, “Fearless Girl: Growing Your Career Amid and After A Global Pandemic,” Dave Hilfman, Interim Executive Director of GBTA hosted Dorothy Dowling, Chief Marketing Officer, BWH Hotel Group to get her take on why the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted women especially hard, the pace of recovery, how to best position yourself to move forward in your career today and in the future, and why WINiT has never been more vital.

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COVID-19 Updates

Hong Kong and Singapore to Set up a “Travel Bubble” as COVID Cases Fall (CNN)

Pfizer, BioNTech Vaccine Trial Remains on Track, CEO Says (BLOOMBERG)

COVID-19 Infections Among Health Workers Declining – WHO (RAPPLER)

More Helpful Articles/Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Visa Information


GBTA Collaboratory Highlights

Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s Collaboratory Webinar:
Accessible Travel – Making Your Travel Program Inclusive by Making the Uncomfortable, Comfortable

Friday, October 16 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Corporate travel has an opportunity to improve the travel journey for individuals who self-identify or self-disclose as having a visible or invisible disability. Let’s go beyond legal compliance and box-checking. These travelers can have unique needs impacting their experience during every aspect of their journey, from pre-trip preparation through their return home. Our goal is to educate, communicate, and build awareness to create a more ethical, accommodating, and inclusive travel journey.


  • Angela Paulus, Global Travel Manager, Pitney Bowes
  • Brett Heising, Founder/CEO, BrettApproved
  • Elizabeth Pond, Regional Sales Director, American Airlines
  • George Kalka, Vice President, Business Travel, Fox World Travel
  • Jeff Cherry, Global Account Executive, Marriott Global Sales, Marriott International

Register Now >>


Industry Spotlight
Call for Nominations: GBTA Board of Directors
Make an Impact in the Business Travel Industry!

Nominations Are Due by October 21, 2020

GBTA’s Board elections are held each year in conjunction with the annual Convention. With the cancellation of the 2020 annual Convention due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GBTA is moving forward with a special election on December 7, 2020. Volunteering on the Board is a chance for industry leaders to make a long-term positive impact on our profession. We invite you to participate by nominating candidates for the vacant positions. We hope that you will choose to participate by nominating a peer – or even yourself.

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GBTA Needs Your Input
Take the GBTA Coronavirus Poll

GBTA continues to monitor the impact of the coronavirus on the industry and assess the pace of recovery. We need your help and ask you complete our brief poll. We greatly appreciate your insights as they are critical to help GBTA track recovery trends. We have added new questions and all poll results are published on GBTA’s website. Please take the three minutes to complete our poll which can be accessed here. We greatly appreciate your perspective!

Chris Ely
Research Director, GBTA

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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.

Apply Now >>


Trending Industry News 

Aviation Industry News

Coming Soon: Emirates Premium Economy (SIMPLE FLYING)

United Airlines Loses $1.8 Billion, Aims to Shift Focus to Recovery (PRESS HERALD)

Hospitality Industry News

IHG to Open First Avid Hotel in Canada in 2022 (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Hyatt Regency JFK at Resorts World New York to Open in 2021 (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Ground Transportation Industry News

2020 J.D. Power Study: Hertz Ranks Highest in Overall Customer Satisfaction (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)

This Helps Our Rental Business Keep Contact in a No-Contact World (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)

More Industry News

CTI Business Travel Completes Switch to Travelport (HOTELMARKETING.COM)

Study Reveals Increasing Importance of OTA Travelers in Economic Recovery (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)


Expand your thinking and your industry knowledge with business travel education. Stay up-to-date with the latest best practices most critical to your business with a GBTA membership. More Info >>


WorldAware Intelligence Brief 

Australia – Authorities in New South Wales to Continue Easing Gathering Restrictions

Israel – Authorities Lift Restrictions on Outgoing Flights

Laos, Thailand and Vietnam – Tropical Storm Nangka Tracking Westward while Making Landfall in Nam Dinh Province

United Kingdom – Authorities in Northern Ireland to Tighten Coronavirus Disease-related Restrictions

United States – Officials in California Ease Gathering Restrictions and Some County Measures


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