Daily News Brief – September 14, 2020

More Countries Ease Travel Restrictions

More Countries Ease Travel Restrictions

Just over half of destinations worldwide (53%) have now started easing travel restrictions introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the UNWTO claims in its latest update. While many destinations remain cautious, UNWTO in its seventh edition of the “Covid-19 Related Travel Restrictions: A Global Review for Tourism” identifies an ongoing trend towards the gradual restart of tourism. Continue Reading >>


COVID-19 Updates

Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be Given to Americans Before End of the Year, CEO Says (CNBC)

Oxford to Resume Trial of AstraZeneca Vaccine (BLOOMBERG)

More Helpful Articles/Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)


Don’t Miss Tomorrow’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!

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September 14-18 Collaboratory Webinars Made Possible by Marqeta


Professional Development

The Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management Course is Available Online

The Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management course from the GBTA Academy builds off the Fundamentals curriculum to aid business travel professionals in increasing their knowledge of the industry while also expanding on their professional skills. This virtual course is designed for travel buyers overseeing a managed business travel program and suppliers offering travel-related products and services.

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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.

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Trending Industry News

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Etihad Uses AI to Reduce Inflight Food Wastage (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

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Saudi Arabia Moves to Reduce International Travel Restrictions (SIMPLE FLYING)

Expedia Now Marriott’s Exclusive Provider of Wholesale Rates for Travel Agents (HOTELMARKETING.COM)

We’re out of the Rut. Now What? (HOSPITALITY NET)

Small, Steady Steps Towards Resuming International Meetings (MEETINGS NET)


Member Benefit: Benchmarking Tools

GBTA members have access to multiple benchmarking tools. These tools evaluate how your managed travel program, in various areas, matches up to industry best practices. Compare airfare, hotel rates and more to see how strong your program is performing and identify areas of improvements.

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WorldAware Intelligence Brief

Czech Republic – Authorities to Ease Coronavirus Disease-related Entry Restrictions for Travelers from Romania

Finland – Coronavirus Disease-related International Travel Restrictions Set to Ease

Singapore – Authorities to Allow Official Travel from Japan; Domestic Controls, Entry Restrictions Remain

South Korea – Authorities Ease Restrictions in Greater Seoul

United States – Tropical Storm Sally to Strengthen as It Tracks in Gulf of Mexico


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