Daily News Brief – September 23, 2020
An In-Depth Outlook on the Future of Business Travel
Join us for another week of the GBTA Collaboratory September 28 – October 2 with the theme of Risk Management/Duty of Care. These webinars continue to provide perspectives, best practices, expert insight, and actionable takeaways to address the issues facing the global business travel industry. GBTA Interim Executive Director Dave Hilfman kicks off next week with an interview featuring Miriam Jones, an expert on developing and managing best-in-class duty of care programs.
Coronavirus Vaccine Update: Bharat Biotech Plans to Begin Phase-3 Testing of Covaxin in October (MONEY CONTROL)
Arizona Reports 233 New COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalization Trend Continues Decline (AZ CENTRAL)
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
Don’t Miss Our Global Business Travel Pulse Check Webinars:
Latin America and Africa
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. These sessions are targeting travel buyers and suppliers supporting travelers and programs to and within these regions.
Thursday, September 24 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET: Latin America
Candela Fernandez Wyngaard, Senior Manager – LATAM, GBTA
- Peter Cerdá, Regional Vice President The Americas, IATA
- Lic. Carlos Mackinlay Grohmann, Secretary of Tourism, Mexico City
- Ricardo Cerri, CTO, Aeropuerto de Carrasco
Friday, September 25 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET: Africa
Catherine Logan, Regional Vice President, EMEA, GBTA
Robyn Christie, Business Consultant and Travel Luminary & GBTA South Africa Board of Directors’ Member
- Darryl Erasmus – Client Guest Visitor Experience Expert, Independent Consultant
- Elke Emmenis, Travel Operations Analyst, Jones Lang La Salle
- Simon Stobbs, Chief Sales Officer, Wilderness Safaris
GBTA Collaboratory Speaking Opportunities
GBTA Collaboratory speakers and panelists are made up of business leaders, GBTA committees and volunteers, sponsors, and industry experts. Speaking opportunities are available. If interested, please complete our Speaker Interest Form.
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Trending Industry News
Aviation Industry News
Virtual Payments Are the Future of Travel (TRAVEL INDUSTRY WIRE) – FEATURES GBTA
Senators Introduce US Airline Support Bill Worth $29 Billion (SIMPLE FLYING)
Positive About Flying? Airlines Look to COVID Tests That Give Results in Minutes (REUTERS)
Eurowings Becomes the Latest Airline to Roll out COVID-19 Insurance (SIMPLE FLYING)
IATA Calls for Systematic COVID-19 Testing Before Departure (CNN)
Airlines Push for Coronavirus Tests Before International Flights (ALJAZEERA)
Boeing Designs Ultraviolet Wand to Sanitize Aircraft (AIRLINE RATINGS)
SITA Parters with Safety Line to Make Flights More Sustainable (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)
More Industry News
The Hungarian Event Industry Is Prepared to Host Large-Scale MICE Events (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)
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WorldAware Intelligence Brief
Australia – Queensland to Ease Border Controls for Australian Capital Territory
Equatorial Guinea – Authorities Have Eased Some Coronavirus Disease Measures and Restrictions
Europe – Storm Systems to Bring Heavy Precipitation, Strong Winds, and Possible Flooding to Western Portions Through at Least Sept. 26
Italy – Unionized Public Transport Workers Plan 24-hour Strike in Rome
Japan – Tropical Storm Dolphin Continues to Track Northward in Northern Philippine Sea
United States – Officials in New York State Update Travel Advisory List
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