Daily News Brief – October 8, 2020

Travel Buyers: Has COVID Uncovered Gaps in Your Travel Risk Program?

Last week’s webinar, “Buyer Discussion: Has COVID Uncovered Gaps in your Travel Risk Policy, Program and Business Continuity?,” featured travel and risk management experts from four different organizations sharing their experiences in the pandemic: Jafles Pacheco, head of Indirect Material Spend Management at Oerlikon; Catherine Rigby, GTP, CCTE, manager of Travel Risk and Safety at CFA Institute; Jan Uecker, GTP, CTE, manager of Global Travel at UL LLC; and Julie Kleim, a procurement manager for Corporate Travel & Expense at CLEAResult.

Each panelist shared insights on the role of organizations, suppliers and travelers in assessing health and safety risks, and usable tools and resources to help mitigate those risks within your own company.

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COVID-19 Updates

Firm Behind Singapore’s Potential COVID-19 Vaccine to Test Freeze-Dried Version (INQUIRER.NET)

Coronavirus Vaccine Update: The Top 5 Most Promising COVID-19 Vaccine Contenders (TIMES OF INDIA)

More Helpful Articles/Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Visa Information


GBTA Collaboratory Highlights

Join Us for Another Week of the GBTA Collaboratory

GBTA Collaboratory 2020 continues to provide perspectives, best practices, expert insight, and actional takeaways to address the issues facing the global business travel industry. Next week’s theme WINiT will feature all-new webinars including:

  • The Fundamental Shift
  • Fearless Girl: Growing Your Career Amid and After a Global Pandemic
  • Unconventional Mentoring Coming Your Way
  • Making Your Travel Program Inclusive by Making the Uncomfortable, Comfortable

WINiT By GBTA is a network of women and men focused on driving positive change for the career mobility of women in travel-related industries. WINiT By GBTA provides the industry with a variety of unique career development opportunities including leadership and education, training and mentoring, and inspirational and networking events.

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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.


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.

Apply Now >>


 Trending Industry News

Top Story

UK ‘Travel Task Force’ to Look at Cutting Virus Quarantine (FINANCIAL TIMES)

Aviation Industry News

Booking Holdings CEO Makes a Plea for Aid For Airline Industry: ‘Why Do We Want to Wreck It?’ (CNBC)

How Airlines Are Scrambling to Provide Passengers with Touchless Technology (PHOCUSWIRE)

What It Means When Airlines Get Special Aid (MARKETPLACE.ORG)

Which Airlines Have Resumed Flights to South Africa? (SIMPLE FLYING)

New York Airports Start Offering Rapid COVID-19 Tests (SIMPLE FLYING)

More Industry News

Singapore Hopes to Start Talks with Hong Kong on Possible Travel Bubble (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Japan to Exempt Business Travelers, Returnees from 14-Day Quarantine (KYODO NEWS)

UAE and Israel Establish Partnership in Large-Scale Conferences and Exhibitions (4HOTELIERS)

ACI Calls for Fair, Transparent, and Non-Discriminatory Aviation Taxes (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)


Sponsor the GBTA Collaboratory 2020

Sponsorship opportunities are available on a weekly basis. Gain brand recognition and show your support! Sponsorships include an opportunity to speak about the week’s topic and having your company’s logo highlighted on the website, within all promotional emails, in thank you emails to webinar registrants, and on social media. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities or email us at [email protected].


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If you aren’t already a GBTA Member become one today and attend all GBTA Collaboratory webinars at no cost!


WorldAware Intelligence Brief

Australia – Authorities Expands Travel Buffer Zone with Victoria

Japan – Severe Tropical Storm Chan-Hom Tracks Northwestward in Philippine Sea

Mexico and United States – Hurricane Delta Weakens to Category-1 Storm after Landfall in Yucatan Peninsula

United Kingdom – Authorities Tighten Coronavirus Disease-Related Restrictions in Scotland

United States – Authorities in Connecticut to Ease Coronavirus Disease-Related Business Restrictions

United States – Officials in New York State Update Travel Advisory List


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