Daily News Brief – September 16, 2020

Travel Industry Must Consider Offering Contactless Payment

Travel Industry Must Consider Offering Contactless Payment

As part of the Collaboratory 2020 webinar series, GBTA Interim Executive Director Dave Hilfman hosted Jim McGowan, Marqeta’s Head of eCommerce, on Monday to discuss the growth of contactless payment systems and how the travel industry can benefit from this modern technology. Marqeta is a leader in contactless payments, having developed the world’s first open API modern card issuing platform.



COVID-19 Updates

Pfizer Reports ‘Potential’ with COVID-19 Candidate Vaccine After Expanding Trial to 44,000 People (USA TODAY)

South Korea Dials Down Coronavirus Restrictions as Numbers Decline (STARS AND STRIPES)

COVID-19: Increase in Europe, Drop in Brazil, US (THE MANILA BULLETIN)

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

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GBTA Collaboratory Highlights

Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s GBTA Collaboratory 2020 Webinar:
The Impact of Regulation on Global Payments

Thursday, September 17 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Hear from subject matter experts from around the world as they share and discuss best practices for navigating the constraints of regulation on payment. Come learn more about Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) and how it could potentially impact your program in the future, as well as how data privacy regulations impact payments globally.

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September 14-18 Collaboratory Webinars Made Possible by Marqeta


Join Us Next Week For All-New Collaboratory Webinars

GBTA Collaboratory 2020 continues with the theme of Global Business Travel Pulse Check September 21-25. These webinars will cover the current status and market nuances of business travel in Europe, Canada, Australia, LATAM, and Africa. Hear from the regional experts who will provide critical updates for planning travel to these global regions in the near future and post-pandemic.

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GBTA Collaboratory speaking opportunities are available. If interested, please submit the Speaker Interest Form.



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Trending Industry News

Aviation Industry News

Airlines Call for the Government to Lift Limits on Inbound Travellers (EXECUTIVE TRAVELLER)

See Inside Salt Lake City’s New International Airport (USA TODAY)

Smartvel and United Airlines Launch a New Interactive Map Tool (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Alitalia to Remain a Full Service Carrier (SIMPLE FLYING)

GBTA Coronavirus Poll: Your Input Is Critical (4HOTELIERS) – FEATURES GBTA

Dubai Gathers Momentum with the Resumption of Conferences, Meetings and Exhibitions (4HOTELIERS)

Hong Kong Secures Multiple First-Ever MICE Events Amidst COVID-19 Challenges (4HOTELIERS)

Startup Stage: Trip Approve Wants to Streamline Business Travel Management (PHOCUSWIRE)


Speaking Opportunities

GBTA Collaboratory speaking opportunities are available. If interested, please submit the Speaker Interest Form.


What Attendees Are Saying About the GBTA Collaboratory 2020

“GBTA brought together an outstanding panel. Everything was completely relevant and I found this information very useful to move forward with travel.”

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


WorldAware Intelligence Brief

Asia – Tropical Depression 13W Forms Near Palawan Region of Philippines

China – Hong Kong to Further Ease Some Internal Coronavirus Disease Restrictions

Ireland – Authorities Introduce Coronavirus Disease Recovery Plan Updating Domestic Restrictions

United States -Officials in Florida Ease Some Restrictions; Social Distancing and Other Measures Remain

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

Vietnam – Authorities Continue to Ease Coronavirus Disease Protocols


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