Daily News Brief – September 10, 2020

Travel Industry: Appropriate Testing Protocols A Must or U.S. Economy Will Lose $155 Billion Due to International Travel Collapse

Travel Industry: Appropriate Testing Protocols A Must or U.S. Economy Will Lose $155 Billion Due to International Travel Collapse

Aviation industry groups urge the Administration to take necessary steps to safely open international travel markets

In a letter released today, 18 travel and aviation industry groups called on the Administration to take coordinated and deliberate action to safely reopen international travel markets. Read More >>


COVID-19 Updates

China Shares Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Trials in Mid-East, South America (THE MANILA BULLETIN)

State Continues to See a Decline in COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations, But Will It Last? (LOS ANGELES TIMES)

UK Announces ‘Moonshot’ Coronavirus Testing Plan: Live News (ALJAZEERA)

More Helpful Articles/Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)


GBTA Collaboratory Highlights

Don’t Miss Next Tuesday’s GBTA Collaboratory 2020 Webinar:

Crawl, Walk, Run: Quickly Launching a Virtual Payment Program

Tuesday, September 15 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Industry buyer and sellers share their tips and tricks for implementing a virtual payment card program. We’ll take you through the necessary steps, starting at a crawl, speeding up to a walk, to running a successful VCN program!

Register Now >>

September 14-18 Collaboratory Webinars Made Possible by Marqeta

Professional Development 

Global Travel Professional® (GTP) Certification
Virtual Proctoring Now Available

Brought to you by the GBTA Academy, the GTP® Certification is designed to raise industry standards, enhance work performance, and recognize individuals who demonstrate core competencies essential to the business travel management discipline.

Fall Exam dates are October 1 – November 17 and the deadline to apply is Friday, September 11.

Learn More >>


Tech Safari: A New Virtual Series – Part 2

Friday, September 11 | 11:00 AM ET

Presented by the GBTA Technology Committee, The Tech Safari Series showcases new technologies launching cutting-edge solutions that solve COVID-19 immediate issues and needs. Three companies, identified and vetted by the GBTA Technology Committee, will reveal their new product and/or solution. Panel members will question the technology’s usability in corporate travel, explore the product’s availability and identify the audience(s) that will benefit from its use.

Register Now >>


Job Spotlight 

Director, Travel and Relocation
Washington, DC

The purpose of this position is to serve as the Director, Travel and Relocation in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The incumbent advises the CFO and other staff on travel and relocation regulations, policies and procedures.

Apply Now >>

Post a Job >>


Trending Industry News

Top Story

Travel Group Pushing for Governments to Reopen for Business Travel (TRAVEL PULSE)

Aviation Industry News

Labor Day Was the Best Weekend for Airlines in a Long Time (SIMPLE FLYING)

Hong Kong Is Considering Adding Australia to Its Travel Bubble Plan (AVIATION ANALYSIS)

Oman Set to Reopen to International Flights on October 1 (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Mumbai Airport Launches QR Code-Based Contactless Check-In Facility (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Lufthansa Has Delivered over 150,000 PCR Tests at Frankfurt Airport (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Hospitality Industry News

Radisson on Track to Open Two New Saudi Hotels (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

More Industry News

Deem Announces Partnership with GeoSure to Bring Travel Safety and COVID-19 Awareness Tools to Business Travel (YAHOO!)

Hong Kong to Host Four International MICE Events (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

TripActions Targets Large Global Organizations with Launch of ‘Enterprise Edition’ Services (PHOCUSWIRE)


Join Us at the Next GBTA Canada Town Hall

Wednesday, September 23 | 2:00 PM ET

Made Possible by Rocketrip

We are pleased to offer our Canadian Business Travel Industry Town Hall Calls, intended to share information, tools and resources, supporting our community through these difficult times.

Register Now to Attend >>

Previous GBTA Canada Town Hall Recordings are Available Now >>

WorldAware Intelligence Brief 

Germany – Social Activists to Protest in Urban Centers Nationwide

Singapore – Authorities to Require Arrivals from India to Test for Coronavirus Disease Before Travel

United Kingdom – England to Tighten Restrictions on Social Gatherings

United States – Officials in Michigan Ease Some Restrictions on Businesses and Gatherings Statewide

United States – Officials in Chicago, Ill. Amend Travel Restrictions


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