Daily News Brief – October 23, 2020
The Realities of a Future Business Trip: A Buyer Discussion
This week’s Buyer Discussion webinar, “The Realities of a Future Business Trip,” was sponsored by Deem and brought together several diverse travel buyer panelists to share key strategies on how they are supporting essential and business-critical travel within their organizations: Gehan Colliander, Global Head of Travel for Boston Consulting Group; Sharon Fogarty, Manager of Global Corporate Travel for Sarepta Therapeutics; and Shelly Lewchuk, Manager of Corporate Travel for Canadian Natural Resources Limited.
Euro Roundup: UK Revs up for COVID Vaccine Approval (RAPS)
Germany Readies for Coronavirus Vaccine Before End of Year — Report (INQUIRER.NET)
More Helpful Articles/Links
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- CDC Dashboard – Updated frequently with new guidance documents and details
- COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Country (CDC)
- CDC Coronavirus Information
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
- Overview of TSA’s “Stay Healthy. Stay Secure.” Campaign
- “Stay Healthy. Stay Secure” Video
- What to Know Before You Go
- TSA Screening Checkpoint Numbers for 2019 and 2020
- TSA’s COVID-19 Webpage
- Runway to Recovery
GBTA Collaboratory Highlights
Join GBTA’s Dave Hilfman for Monday’s GBTA Collaboratory 2020 Webinar:
Hotel Outlook: 2021 and Beyond
Monday, October 26 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
The accommodation sector has felt the full impact of the pandemic, from the small local B&B to the city-center corporate hotel, reaching every corner of the globe. As the world comes to terms with the new ‘norm’, hear the latest analysis and marketplace insights from global hospitality experts. Research and benchmarking specialists from Smith Travel Research (STR) will give an overview on the year-to-date statistics, identifying key market trends and forecasts for 2021. Dave Hilfman, Interim Executive Director of GBTA, will then conduct a Q & A session with HRS CEO, Tobias Ragge, getting the latest update on the state of hotel negotiations for next year and the completely revamped priorities of corporate hotel program leaders.
- Dave Hilfman, Interim Executive Director, GBTA
- Jan Freitag, Senior Vice President, STR
- Tobias Ragge, CEO, HRS
GBTA Regional Town Hall
Don’t Miss Next Week’s GBTA Canada Town Hall:
The Impact of COVID-19 on Canadian Business
Wednesday, October 28 | 2:00 PM EDT
The Honourable Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, will be GBTA Canada’s next Town Hall featured speaker. Mr. Beatty will address The Impact of COVID-19 on Canadian Business. He will discuss the economic and business implications on a variety of industries, sectors, and policies, such as transportation, agriculture, manufacturing, finance, and natural resources, providing a current pulse check into the health and stability of business in Canada.
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Trending Industry News
Aviation Industry News
Which US Airlines Are Still Blocking Middle Seats? (SIMPLE FLYING)
Southwest Airlines Adds 3 New Destinations, Will Sell Flights Full in December (DALLAS BUSINESS JOURNAL)
Booking.com Launches Flight Search and Booking in the U.S. (PHOCUSWIRE)
Emirates Prepares to Distribute the COVID-19 Vaccine (SIMPLE FLYING)
Hospitality Industry News
Nashville Airport Authority Approves First On-Site Hotel, Releases Design Images (USA TODAY)
Amadeus: Hilton Expands Business Intelligence Partnership (HOTELMARKETING.COM)
Using QR Codes to Increase Hotel Satisfaction Scores and Maximize Revenue (TRUSTYOU)
More Industry News
Sabre and Google Working on AI Solution (HOTELMARKETING.COM)
GBTA Poll Reveals Impact of COVID-19 on Business Travel (FINANCIAL TIMES) – FEATURES GBTA
Government Barriers to Travel Are Delaying Recovery – GBTA (IMPACT HUB) – FEATURES GBTA
GBTA Global Research: Most Viewed
GBTA’s research and tools allow business travel professionals to stay up-to-date on trends and topics that shape the industry and leverage that knowledge to help them be more effective in their roles.
Access the most viewed research studies of 2019-2020 >>
WorldAware Intelligence Brief
China and Vietnam – Typhoon Saudel Strengthens in South China Sea
Germany – Unionized Public Transport Workers to Strike in Hesse
United Kingdom – Authorities Update International Arrival Quarantine List
United States – Activists to Hold Anti-Government Protests in Major Cities Nationwide
United States – Officials in Ohio Revise Travel Advisory List
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