Daily News Brief – October 7, 2020

Global Business Travel Association: Administration, Congressional Leaders Must Continue Stimulus Package Negotiations Or Jobs, Economy Will Suffer Greatly

GBTA Urges Leaders on Both Sides of the Aisle to Stop Playing Politics, Immediately Resume Talks to Save One of the U.S. Economy’s True Employment, GDP Drivers

GBTA expressed deep concern today over the breakdown of COVID-19 supplemental funding discussions between the White House and Congress.

The global pandemic has wreaked havoc on the business travel industry. In the initial round of CARES Act funding, U.S. airlines agreed to forego layoffs in exchange for $25 billion in grants. This agreement expired September 30. Since then, media reports of massive airline layoffs have noted that as many as 100,000 workers will be let go in the near future unless elected leaders take action immediately. According to the World and Travel Tourism Council (WTTC), international GDP losses could total as much as $5.5 trillion – with job losses for 2020 projected at nearly 200 million jobs.

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COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker, Oct 7: Stricter Guidelines for US Developers; Russia’s Second COVID-19 Shot (INDIAN EXPRESS)

Coronavirus Update: Tuberculosis Vaccine Being Tested in Canada for Effectiveness Against Covid-19 (THE GLOBE AND MAIL)

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

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Professional Development

Gain a Better Understanding With the Fundamentals of Business Travel Management™
Designed as a comprehensive guide to the key areas of managed travel, GBTA’s Fundamentals curriculum includes a full range of topics including safety, policy, trends, performance, and more. Participants in this virtual course gain a better understanding of business travel management and make themselves indispensable to the business travel needs of their organization.

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Industry Spotlight

Don’t Miss Today’s LATAM Town Hall!

Today | 5:00 PM ART

What is the present and what is the future for corporate events? Join us for this virtual event where a panel comprised of front-line professionals in the field – organizers, suppliers, and venues – will have an informal discussion and review the tools applied to navigate this challenging year. Trends will be also analyzed, while we review the new objectives and new opportunities for 2021 and beyond.

Complimentary for travel industry Buyers and Suppliers.

*GBTA LATAM Town Hall will be offered in Spanish

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GBTA Europe Accommodations Committee in Conversation
Tomorrow | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM BST

Join the GBTA Europe Accommodations Committee as they discuss how both buyers and suppliers are reacting to the current pandemic and planning for the future to meet corporate accommodation requirements. What are the challenges; how are they keeping travelers safe; what changes do they anticipate in terms of stays and what is the outlook for the accommodations sector?


Peter Grover, Managing Director – Europe, TRIPBAM, Inc.


  • Juliet Howie, Global Head of Enterprise Sales, BridgeStreet
  • Alex Ryll, Director Global Corporate Sales, Pegasus
  • Emma Lamb, Global Security Travel Safety Co-ordinator, Milestone @ Facebook
  • Carolyn Pearson, CEO & Founder, Maiden Voyage

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Job Board

Corporate Travel Manager
Bothell, WA

The ideal candidate for this role will be experienced in global travel management, vendor/partner relationship and performance management, corporate travel credit card management and Concur administration. They will stay current with industry trends and have the ability to understand the business and effectively enhance our program to meet the needs of our business travelers. They will be asked to evaluate all aspects of our current corporate travel program and assess potential areas for operational improvement and cost savings.

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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.

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WorldAware Intelligence Brief 

Japan – Short-Term Business Travel Permitted from South Korea

Mexico and United States – Hurricane Delta Rapidly Strengthens into Major Hurricane in Caribbean Sea; Landfall Expected in Quintana Roo

North Macedonia – Authorities to Ease Entry Restrictions for Citizens of Several Neighboring Countries

South Africa – Unions Plan Nationwide Strike and Protests

United Arab Emirates – Travelers from Dubai to UK No Longer Required to Provide Negative Coronavirus Disease Test Prior to Departure

United States – Officials in Chicago, Ill., to Update Travel Restrictions List


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