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.

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COVID-19 Updates

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)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Visa Information


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

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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

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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.


Job Board

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Use the GBTA Career Center to post your business travel job openings and access thousands of qualified industry professionals looking to make their next career move.

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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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