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.

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COVID-19 Updates

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)

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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:
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

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Industry Spotlight 

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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Trending Industry News

Aviation Industry News

Helsinki Introduces COVID-19 Sniffing Dogs (SIMPLE FLYING)

Alaska Airlines Adds 5 New Southern California Routes Ahead of JetBlue, Southwest Expansion (THE POINTS GUY)

Alitalia Airline Offering ‘COVID-Tested’ Flights (CNN)

GoAir Partners with Stemz Healthcare for Covid-19 Testing Service (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Emirates Will Launch the World’s Longest Flight Since Lockdown (SIMPLE FLYING)

Hospitality Industry News

Radisson Collection Opens First Property in Belgium (HOTEL BUSINESS)

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WTTC Celebrates As 100 Destinations Get the Safe Travels Stamp (4HOTELIERS)

Are You Ready to Start Traveling for Work Again? TripActions’ CEO Is Banking on It (FORTUNE)

Travel after COVID-19 (SKYSCANNER)


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.

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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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