Daily News Brief – October 16, 2020

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 to complete our brief poll. We greatly appreciate your insights as they are critical in our efforts to track recovery trends. We have added new questions and all poll results are published on GBTA’s website. Please take 3 – 5 minutes to complete our poll which can be accessed here. We greatly appreciate your perspective!

Chris Ely
Research Director, GBTA

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COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: Bharat Biotech’s New Strategy, Russia’s Nod to 2nd Vaccine. All You Need to Know (HINDUSTAN TIMES)

NHS England in Talks on the Rollout of Potential COVID Vaccine from December: Pulse Health Website (INDIA TIMES)

More Helpful Articles/Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Visa Information


GBTA Collaboratory Highlights

Don’t Miss Monday’s Collaboratory Webinar featuring TSA Administrator David Pekoske

TSA: Leveraging Technology and Innovation to Stay Healthy. Stay Secure.

Monday, October 19 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

The world is adjusting to a very different travel environment during the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. As air travel continues to climb, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) remains dedicated to ensuring passengers get to their destinations safely and securely. Join TSA Administrator David Pekoske as he provides insight on the agency’s response to growing passenger volumes, discusses protective measures to make the screening process safer for passengers and employees, and explains technological innovations designed to reduce physical contact and increase social distancing at the checkpoint.


  • Dave Hilfman, Interim Executive Director, GBTA
  • David Pekoske, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration

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Professional Development

Global Leadership Professional® (GLP) Program: Leading a Corporate Culture of Innovation

Register Today for the Three-Day Course!

This virtual course is designed for business leaders wanting to gain a solid understanding of Building Effective Organizations, Leading Effective Organizations, Reciprocity – Hidden Keys for Building Collaboration & Trust and much more. This three-day course equips leaders from all backgrounds with the skills necessary to accurately assess effectiveness and design for innovation in Leadership.

This GLP® course will fulfill the “Leadership” competency requirement for those pursuing the GLP Designation or their Certificate of Professional Development. Course dates are December 15, 17, and 18.

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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

Airlines and Airports Hope to Encourage Travel With Testing (ADWEEK)

Emirates Rejects the New Norm, Sees Robust Recovery (PHOCUSWIRE)

United Airlines Offers Preflight Rapid COVID-19 Testing at SFO as Hawaii Tourism Reopens (CBS GLOBAL)

September US Travel Agency Air Ticket Sales Surpass $1 Billion (YAHOO!)

Budget Airlines Muscle into Big Airports as Coronavirus Creates New Opportunities (THE POINTS GUY)

Sabre and American Airlines Renew Global Distribution Agreement as the Industry Eyes Recovery (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Hospitality Industry News

Citizen M Launches Subscriptions for Remote Workers (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Ascott Achieves Record High Signings Of Over 5,600 Units in China to Date Despite COVID-19 (4HOTELIERS)


GBTA Board of Directors: Call for Nominations
Deadline is October 21!

Don’t miss the opportunity to serve with fellow travel industry leaders and help shape the future direction of GBTA. GBTA has two open board positions. Learn More >>


WorldAware Intelligence Brief

Brazil – Activists to Hold Anti-corruption Protests in Major Cities Nationwide

Hong Kong SAR – Officials in Hong Kong Extend Coronavirus Disease Controls

United Kingdom – Authorities Tighten Restrictions in London

United States – Officials in Washington State Ease Some Restrictions in Certain Counties

United States – Officials in Hawaii Amend Travel Restrictions Due to Decrease in Coronavirus Disease Activity


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