Daily News Brief – September 22, 2020
GBTA Strengthens Advisory Boards in Europe
GBTA Strengthens Advisory Boards in Europe
New Member Volunteers Appointed
GBTA has reinforced its European presence with the addition of new members to the European Advisory Board and advisory boards across the region.
The GBTA Advisory boards are run by member volunteers, selected for their expertise and industry knowledge. The role of the advisory boards is to help shape and guide the strategy of GBTA Europe, working closely with the GBTA leadership team.
“Volunteers are essential to the success of GBTA in Europe and ensure we have representation from both the supplier and buyer communities to deliver the high-quality content and events our members require. With any change, brings opportunity and this gives GBTA Europe the chance to re-engage and structure the association in line with member requirements and the specific needs of this region.” Said Catherine Logan, Regional Vice President – EMEA, GBTA.
Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic (NEW YORK STATE)
WHO Unveils Global Plan to Fairly Distribute COVID-19 Vaccine, But Challenges Await (SCIENCE MAG)
More Helpful Articles/Links
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- CDC Dashboard – Updated frequently with new guidance documents and details
- COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Country (CDC)
- CDC Coronavirus Information
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
- Overview of TSA’s “Stay Healthy. Stay Secure.” Campaign
- “Stay Healthy. Stay Secure” Video
- What to Know Before You Go
- TSA Screening Checkpoint Numbers for 2019 and 2020
- TSA’s COVID-19 Webpage
- Runway to Recovery
- TSA Prepared for Summer Travelers with Updated Security Procedures
GBTA Collaboratory Highlights
Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s GBTA Collaboratory 2020 Webinar:
A Global Business Travel Pulse Check: Australia
Wednesday, September 23 | Recorded
The “Global Business Travel Pulse Check” theme 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. This session is targeted to travel buyers and suppliers supporting travelers and programs to and within Australia.
*Please note that this session will be recorded and not live. Registered attendees will receive a copy of the recording in an email.
Tony O’Connor, Managing Director, Butler Caroye & Director, GBTA Australia & New Zealand
- Allan Leibowitz, Leading Business Travel Journalist, Skift, Business Travel Monthly, business travel BUZZZ
- John O’Shea, Senior Research Analyst, Travel Sector, Ord Minnett Securities
- Bryon Merzeo, Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Analyst, Deloitte
- Liz Newberry, Manager Travel & Insurance, Queensland University of Technology
GBTA Canada Town Hall
Join Us Tomorrow!
Our Town Hall Calls are intended to share information, tools and resources that support our community through the COVID-19 pandemic.
This GBTA Canada Town Hall will focus on building traveler confidence and the current Canadian public health status related to COVID-19 and business travel.
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Register Now for the Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™
The Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™ course 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.
WorldAware Intelligence Brief
Australia – Lingering Rail Disruptions Likely in Southern Brisbane Following Emergency Incident
Canada – Hurricane Teddy Continues Tracking in Atlantic Ocean East of Bermuda
China – Officials Ease Business Controls in Ruili
India – Labor Unions Plan Protests Nationwide
United States – Officials in Iowa Ease Restrictions in Four Additional Counties
United States – Protests Likely to Continue in Louisville, Ky., Through at Least Late September
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