Daily News Brief – September 15, 2020

GBTA Coronavirus Poll: Your Input Is Critical

GBTA Coronavirus Poll: Your Input Is Critical

Since the outset of the pandemic, GBTA has been running regular polls amongst the membership to assess the impact that COVID-19 has had on their specific business, our industry and the global economy. What we’ve seen thus far has been enlightening and educational and assists us greatly in the development of our recovery plans.

The GBTA polls have been vital in helping our members across the travel industry, and policymakers throughout the world, better understand the ramifications of COVID-19. The results have especially helped us in our advocacy and legislative efforts and in our mission to help safely restart business travel.

We’re so grateful for your participation and as always, would like to ask for your continued help. Our ability to provide guidance and pertinent information depends on our members willingness to share their experiences. Would you please be so kind as to complete the GBTA poll below if you have not already done so. The closing date is Friday, September 18.

Complete the Poll >>

Thank you again for your support!

Best regards,

Dave Hilfman, GBTA Interim Executive Director


COVID-19 Updates

The Time to Prepare for COVID-19 Vaccine Transport Is Now (4HOTELIERS)

Global Coronavirus Updates, Sept 14: UK Tests If COVID-19 Vaccines Might Work Better Inhaled (THE INDIAN EXPRESS)

More Helpful Articles/Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

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GBTA Collaboratory Highlights
Register Now for Tomorrow’s GBTA Collaboratory 2020 Webinar:

Buyer Discussion: Virtual Payments for the Future of Travel

Wednesday, September 16 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Virtual Card Payments solve a number of challenges for both travel buyers and their travelers. Join this discussion to hear directly from travel managers who have successfully launched Virtual Card Payments and continue to expand the use of this payment method within their travel program. This session will also address product enhancements to meet the needs that have emerged because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For suppliers, the discussion will include information to use to ready operations teams for changes to come.

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
Independent Hotel Sales Representative


If you are a former hotel field marketing representative, revenue manager, OTA market manager, or hotel distribution subject matter expert that enjoys helping hotels optimize their distribution and improve channel revenue realization, we have an opportunity for you. We are seeking commission-based independent sales professionals to help expand the adoption of PropertyVIEW Content Monitor in the Americas, EMEA, and ASPAC regions.

Apply Now >>

Post a Job >>


Trending Industry News

Aviation Industry News

Abu Dhabi’s Two New Airlines Are Aiming Big with Hyper-Competitive Ticket Rates (GULF NEWS)

How New Approaches to Interlining Can Help Airlines Rebuild Capacity Post-COVID (PHOCUSWIRE)

China Eases Restrictions on Domestic Airlines to Boost Aviation Market (SHINE)

Pan American Airlines Return to the Airways (EIN NEWS)

Silver Lining: Indian Aviation Industry to Recover Faster Due to Size of Market (TRAVEL DAILY MEDIA)

Hospitality Industry News

Marriott: Corporate Clients Booking Twice the U.S. Room Nights from Spring (HOTELMARKETING.COM)

TrustYou: Some Hotel Brands Recovering Faster Than Expected (HOTELMARKETING.COM)

More Industry News

Amtrak Adds RideReserve Tool to Ensure Social Distancing on Trains (TRAVEL PULSE)


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.

Learn More >>


WorldAware Intelligence Brief

Algeria, Italy, Libya, Malta and Tunisia – Slow-Moving System to Bring Rounds of Heavy Rain and Thunderstorms to Central Mediterranean Region Through Sept. 16

Australia – Authorities to Continue Easing Restrictions in Regional Victoria

Japan – Authorities to Allow Essential Travel from Singapore

United States – Officials in Nebraska Ease Restrictions in Most of the State

United States – Hurricane Sally Strengthens as It Tracks in Gulf of Mexico


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