Daily News Brief – September 2, 2020

How to Manage Your Employees and Clients Through the Pandemic

How to Manage Your Employees and Clients Through the Pandemic

This week, GBTA Interim-Executive Director Dave Hilfman hosted well-respected travel industry human resources leader Patti Huska to share how to best get your organization and employees through this turbulent time. Huska is American Express Global Business Travel’s (GBT) Chief People Officer and also serves on GBTA’s WINiT Strategic Advisory Board. Read More >>


COVID-19 Updates

Human Trials of Oxford Coronavirus Vaccine Have Begun in the US (NEW SCIENTIST)

Coronavirus Live Updates: Beijing to Resume Direct International Flights (CNBC)

Colombia Expands Reopening as Coronavirus Cases Stabilise (ALJAZEERA)

More Helpful Articles/Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)


GBTA Collaboratory Highlights

Register Now for the Next GBTA Collaboratory Webinar:
Building Traveler Confidence: Changing Steps of the Travel Journey

Thursday, September 3 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

It is no surprise that the travel experience is and will continue to dramatically change due to COVID-19. Join this unique panel as they share updates and new procedures travelers should expect to ensure their health safety. Knowledge is power; and by sharing critical information with your travelers, they will return to the road with renewed confidence.

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Highlights from Week 2
Navigating Procurement in Light of a Pandemic Webinar

Robert Schott, Managing Director and Chief Procurement Officer for PwC, and GBTA Interim-Executive Director Dave Hilfman discussed navigating procurement changes during a pandemic, and how to use this period to improve processes and strengthen partnerships.
Watch Now >>

Update from Capitol Hill Webinar

Cares Act and Paycheck Protection
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Rebuild Confidence in Travel
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The Road to Recovery Continues September 14
Benefits of Offering Contactless Payment OptionsThe all-new GBTA Collaboratory will continue September 14-18 with the theme of Payment Solutions: Future of Touchless Virtual Payments. This webinar series continues provide perspectives, best practices, expert insight, and actionable takeaways to address the issues facing the global business travel industry.

Week 4 Webinars include:

  • 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

Registration for Week 4 is now open.

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September 14-18 Collaboratory Webinars Made Possible by Marqeta


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Trending Industry News 

Aviation Industry News

Global Airlines Urge Safe Reopening Of Borders amid COVID-19 Crisis (FOX BUSINESS)

Duetto Launches New Tools to Optimize Hotel Revenue Opportunities (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Lufthansa Offering 160 Flights Between India and Germany in September (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Tripkicks Expands Its Focus, Launches Travel Advisory Solution for Corporate Booking Tools amid COVID-19 (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

IATA Calls for Borders to Open and Continued Relief Measures (IATA)

Ground Transportation Industry News

Mastercard Sees Auto Rentals Gaining Share of Spending on Travel (BLOOMBERG)

AirAsia India Announces Partnership With Avis to Offer Passengers Car Rental Services (NEWS18)

RateGain Partners with Arvoia to Increase Revenue (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)


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Speaking Opportunities

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WorldAware Intelligence Brief

Australia – Activists to Protest Coronavirus Disease-related Restrictions in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney

Europe – Thunderstorms to Bring Heavy Rain and Strong Winds to Eastern Countries Through at Least Sept. 3

Singapore – Authorities Continue to Adjust Restrictions

United Kingdom – Climate Activists in London Extend Protest Campaign Through Sept. 10

United States – Severe Weather and Possible Flooding Forecast Across Southern and Eastern Regions Through at Least Early Sept. 4

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


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