Daily News Brief – October 28, 2020

Experts Share Hotel Industry Projections for 2021 and Beyond

Business Travel Will Rebound, But When, How and What Will It Look Like?

As part of this week’s Collaboratory 2020 webinar series, GBTA hosted two global hospitality experts to discuss key market trends and forecasts for the hotel industry. Jan Freitag, Senior Vice President for STR and National Director of Hospitality Market Analytics for the Costar Group, and Tobias Ragge, Chief Executive Officer of HRS, covered a broad range of relevant topics as properties and corporate hotel programs navigate the unprecedented realities of the coronavirus pandemic.

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COVID-19 News

Scientists Debate How Much to Lower the Bar on COVID-19 Vaccine Potential (NBC)

Chinese Partner Says Pfizer COVID Vaccine May Reach Market by December (FORTUNE)

GBTA Collaboratory Highlights

Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s GBTA Collaboratory 2020 Webinar:
Accommodations – Past, Present and Future

Thursday, October 29 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

The global pandemic has reshaped the accommodations landscape and major changes are coming. In this session, we will explore the evolution of where we have been, where we are today, and where accommodations are headed in the future. With travelers looking for hotels outside of the city centers and in remote locations, what are the new housing options? Is the accommodations sector ready for longer corporate stays and fewer trips in the future? What factors will drive price points? With changing traveler needs during and post-COVID 19, what solutions platforms will be necessary for our corporate travel programs? Be part of the conversation on what is changing to date and what is on the horizon.

Juliet Howie, Global Head of Enterprise Sales, BridgeStreet.com


  • Andrew Horvath, Vice President, Global Account Management, Dwellworks
  • Lennert de Jong, CCO, CitizenM
  • Mike Greenup, Global Customer Director & Member of our Executive Committee, The Collective
  • Barbara Arena, Principal Category Manager, Global Travel Sourcing, Oracle Corporation
  • James Finnie, Global Travel Relationship Manager – NES Global Talent

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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.


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Trending Industry News

Airplane Covid-19 Risk ‘Very Low’ With Masks, Other Actions, Report Finds (REUTERS)

With Proper Measures Flying Can Be Safer Than Eating At A Restaurant During The Pandemic, Study Says (THE  WASHINGTON POST)

Aviation Industry News

DOT Approves Delta-WestJet Venture — with Conditions (TRAVEL WEEKLY)

Hawaiian Airlines to Restart America’s Longest Domestic Flight, Along with Mainland Network (USA TODAY)

Boeing, Partners Commit to Boost Canadian Economy by $61 Billion (WEBWIRE)

ANA Group to Launch New Airline (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Hospitality Industry News

New Marriott Feature Points Guests to Remote-Working Options (TRAVEL WEEKLY)

Holiday Inn Express Opens Its First Airport Hotel in Australia (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Ground Transporatation Industry News

Udrive Passes 1M Trips, Strengthens COVID Protocol (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)

More Industry News

How the Coronavirus Gave QR Codes a Major Role in Travel (PHOCUSWIRE)


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WorldAware Intelligence Brief

Italy – Activists Demonstrating Against Coronavirus Disease-Related Restrictions Clash with Police in Rome

Singapore – Authorities to Ease Quarantine Rules for Some Arrivals from Several Locations from Nov. 4

Spain – Doctors Launch Indefinite Nationwide Strike

United States – Officials in New Jersey Issue Updated Coronavirus Disease-related Travel Advisory List

United States – Officials in New York State Update Coronavirus Disease-related Travel Restrictions List


COVID-19 Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Visa Information

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