Daily News Brief – October 30, 2020

Introducing Ready. Safe. Travel. by GBTA

A thriving business travel industry is critical to having a thriving economy. That’s why today, GBTA is launching a new unity campaign: Ready. Safe. Travel.

Watch the video below as Dave Hilfman, GBTA’s Interim Executive Director, shares his thoughts about the campaign and how you can get involved.

Learn more about how you can join us as we lead the efforts to grow public awareness around the economic necessity of a thriving business travel industry and push for a safe return to business travel.

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COVID-19 News

Covid-19 Vaccine Update: Brazil Expects Vaccine by June 2021, Russia Temporarily Pauses Trials (HINDUSTAN TIMES)

Moderna Says It’s Preparing Global Launch of Covid Vaccine as It Takes In $1.1 Billion In Deposits (CNBC)


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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GBTA Regional Town Hall 

Don’t Miss Next Week’s All-New LATAM Town Hall!

Thursday, November 5 | 3:00 PM MEX | 4:00 PM EST | 6:00 PM ART

What is the state of travel in Latin America? Learn about the current operating status at airports and hotels in the major LATAM markets. We’ll also hear projections and key information on the slow – and very much expected – return to travel.


  • Rafael Echevarne, Director of the International Council of Airports for Latin America and the Caribbean, ACI-LAC
  • David Rios, Regional Vice President for Marketing, Commercial and Revenue Management for Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, IHG
  • Diego García, Senior Vice-President, Air Europa

Complimentary for travel industry Buyers and Suppliers.

*GBTA LATAM Town Hall will be offered in Spanish

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Job Board
Sourcing Manager – Travel & Entertainment and Fleet Categories

Marlborough, MA

Responsible for the development & execution of the Sourcing Strategy for the assigned categories to develop, implement, program manage and sustain world class processes and tools which maximize synergies and optimize key stakeholder outcomes

Apply Now >>


Trending Industry News 

Top Story

United Airlines Launches World’s First Free Transatlantic COVID-19 Testing Pilot (UNITED)

Aviation Industry News

JetBlue Is the Latest Airline to Retreat from Blocking Seats (BOSTON.COM)

Group Works to Return International Air Travel to Normal (ABC)

Looking to 2021 Travel? Southwest Announces Routes, Deals for New Chicago, Colorado Springs Flights (USA TODAY)

What to Expect From the Next Generation of Commercial Aircraft (SIMPLE FLYING)

Qantas Remains Positive on Domestic Activity as It Manages the Crisis (SIMPLE FLYING)

Hospitality Industry News

Langham Announces Third Hotel in Europe and First in Italy (4HOTELIERS)

More Industry News

Travel Alert: Hurricane Zeta Hits US Gulf Coast (AMERICAN AIRLINES)



GBTA Member Benefit: GBTA On Demand

This GBTA member only benefit includes access to nearly 2,000 videos on the latest topics and trends in the business travel industry. Watch a quick video on how to navigate GBTA On Demand. Not a member? Join today.


WorldAware Intelligence Brief 

Australia – Australian Capital Territory Eases Some Coronavirus Disease Measures

Australia – Queensland to Ease Border Controls from Nov. 2

Canada – Activists to Demonstrate in Various Cities to Demand Authorities Lift Coronavirus Disease-Related Restrictions

Singapore – Authorities to Allow Leisure Travel from Mainland China and Australia’s Victoria State

United Kingdom – Authorities to Update International Arrivals Quarantine List due to Changing Coronavirus Disease Activity

United States – Road Closures in Midtown, New York City, N.Y., due to Out-of-control Crane, Falling Debris


COVID-19 Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Visa Information

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