Daily News Brief – September 11, 2020

The Road to Recovery Continues Next Week

The Road to Recovery Continues Next Week

The GBTA Collaboratory continues next week with the theme of Virtual Payment Solutions. Don’t miss the chance to hear from industry leaders on perspectives, best practices, expert insight, and actionable takeaways to address the issues facing the global business travel industry.

Week 4 Webinars include:

  • Benefits of Offering Contactless Payment Options
  • Crawl, Walk, Run: Quickly Launching a Virtual Payment Program
  • Buyer Discussion: Virtual Payments for the Future of Travel
  • The Impact of Regulation on Global Payments
  • Virtual Payments: A Touchless Future?

Register Now >>


COVID-19 Updates

Coronavirus Live (ALJAZEERA)

Hawaii DOH Says It’s Finally Seeing a Decline in COVID Cases (KHON2)

Utah Continues to See Decrease in Positive COVID-19 Cases (STATE OF REFORM)

Fifth Consecutive Weekly Decline of Oregon COVID-19 Cases (THE WORLD LINK)

More Helpful Articles/Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)


Professional Development 

Deadline to Apply is Today!

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 today.

Learn More >>


GBTA Collaboratory Highlights

Register Now for Monday’s GBTA Collaboratory 2020 Webinar:
Benefits of Offering Contactless Payment Options
Monday, September 14 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

With an increasing demand for digital payments worldwide during COVID-19, businesses must consider offering contactless payments to provide safe and convenient ways to process transactions. Jim McGowan, Marqeta’s Head of eCommerce, will provide insight into the accelerating movement toward a more cashless society and the need for the travel industry to adopt digital payment options. Join us to explore the modern technologies that are available today and learn how the travel industry can benefit from them.

Register Now >>

September 14-18 Collaboratory Webinars Made Possible by Marqeta


Industry Spotlight

GBTA Europe Town Hall

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM BST

Join Catherine Logan, Regional Vice President – GBTA and Mark Cuschieri, GBTA Europe Advisory Board Chair for the GBTA Europe Town Hall. Attendees will:

  • Get an update from GBTA on what’s happening in our association
  • Hear a briefing from our advocacy experts Grayling on the Brussels response to COVID
  • Learn how to help travelers feel comfortable about traveling again with insights from Liam Moroney, VP of Marketing, Rocketrip

Learn More and Register Now >>

Made Possible by Rocketrip


Job Spotlight

Is Your Company Hiring?
Use the GBTA Career Center to post your business travel job openings and access thousands of qualified industry professionals looking to make their next career move.

Get Started >>



 Trending Industry News

Aviation Industry News

Why Southwest CEO Gary Kelly Thinks Airlines Will be Included in Stimulus Bill (DALLAS)

United Airlines Bets on Africa, India and Hawaii in 2021 Expansion (CNBC)

U.K. Airlines Say an Alternative to Quarantine Is Needed by the End of September to Save the Industry (THE GLOBE AND MAIL)

Hospitality Industry News

Covivio Completes the Acquisition of 8 Hotels Leased to NH Hotels (4HOTELIERS)

More Industry News

‘Eurostar for Business’ Platform Unveiled to Support Business Travel (TRAVEL DAILY MEDIA)

Singapore, Japan to Start Reciprocal Business Travel Lane (BANGKOK POST)

This Is Why the World Needs Business Travel and Peddlers in Paradise (WEB IN TRAVEL)

Using the Coronavirus Pandemic to Bring Some Innovation to Business Travel (PHOCUSWIRE)


Career Development Webinar

High Stakes Personal Branding

Watch Now >>


WorldAware Intelligence Brief 

Australia – Activists Protest Outside Queensland Police Headquarters in Central Brisbane

China – Authorities Maintaining Domestic Restrictions

Taiwan – Authorities Ease Quarantine Requirements for Travelers from Hong Kong and Vietnam

United Kingdom – England to Add Several Countries, Including Portugal and Hungary, to Quarantine List

United States – Officials in Washington State Maintain Level of Coronavirus Disease-related Restrictions

United States – Heavy Rainfall, Strong Winds, and Possible Flooding Forecast Across Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regions


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