Daily News Brief – September 25, 2020

First Virtual Town Hall Held for GBTA Europe

First Virtual Town Hall Held for GBTA Europe

GBTA Europe held its first Town Hall this week to share regional knowledge and insights with the GBTA membership. The event was hosted by Catherine Logan, Regional Vice President – EMEA, GBTA.

Dave Hilfman, interim Executive Director, GBTA opened the event with an update on the association, the activities and plans for the future. Mark Cuschieri, Chair of the European Advisory committee then spoke about the importance of volunteers and the new appointments to the European Advisory board and advisory boards in Italy and France.

The Town Hall was made possible by Rocketrip.

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COVID-19 Updates

China Aims to Make 1 Billion COVID-19 Vaccine Doses a Year (THE INQUIRER)

Over 60 Wealthy Nations Join WHO’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan (RAPPLER)

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

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GBTA Collaboratory Highlights
The GBTA Collaboratory 2020 Webinar Series Continues Next Week
Register Now for Monday’s Webinar:
Mission Critical – Duty of Care of Your Workforce

Monday, September 28 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

Health, security, and logistics considerations are three key factors in business sustainability during the pandemic. Travel professionals’ legal, ethical, and financial duty of care to their organizations, employees, and travelers is more important than ever. It is mission-critical for companies to begin expanding their risk management program from a travel risk management program (TRM) to a people risk management program (PRM). Dave Hilfman will kick-off our Risk/Duty of Care week with an interview featuring Miriam Jones, an expert on developing and managing best-in-class duty of care programs.


  • Dave Hilfman, Interim Executive Director, GBTA
  • Miriam Jones, Senior Vice President & General Manager, West US, International SOS

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Professional Development
A New GBTA Academy

In the current environment, career development is more important than ever. Whether you are new to business travel management or have decades of experience, GBTA Academy offers world-class education and training in business travel management that is attainable no matter where you are in your career.

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Industry Spotlight
GBTA Mexico Town Hall

Monday, October 5 | 4:00 PM Mexico

This event is created exclusively for the Mexican market and its travel industry. Attendees will connect with local peers and exchange useful information, while influential industry professionals will share their thoughts on a new era in the travel industry, post-COVID-19.

Free of charge for Buyers and Suppliers related to the Travel Industry.

*GBTA Mexico Town Hall will be offered in Spanish

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 3:00 PM Mexico / 5:00 PM Argentina

What is the present and where is the future going for corporate events? Join us for this virtual event where a panel comprised of front-line professionals in the field – organizers, suppliers, and venues – will have an informal discussion and review the tools applied to navigate this challenging year. Novel raised trends will be also analyzed, while we all together review the new objectives and new opportunities this activity has towards 2021 and beyond. Free of charge for Buyers and Suppliers of the Corporate Travel Industry

*GBTA LATAM Town Hall will be offered in Spanish

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Job Board
Is Your Company Hiring?

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

Sea-Tac Airport, Airlines Consider Rapid COVID-19 Testing to Help Get Travelers Back in the Air (KING 5)

Asian Airlines Ready to Boost International Service (AIN ONLINE)

United Airlines to Employ FlightAware’s Predictive Data (AIRLINE GEEKS)

Austrian Airlines Resumes Passenger Flights to Shanghai (SIMPLE FLYING)

Which Airlines Have Built Their Own Airports? (SIMPLE FLYING)

Vaccine Key to Airline Recovery: United’s Munoz (FLIGHT GLOBAL)

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15 Vital Points for Travel Startups to Consider in their Mid-Pandemic Strategy (PHOCUSWIRE)

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GBTA Global Research: Most Viewed

GBTA’s research and tools allow business travel professionals to stay up-to-date on trends and topics that shape the industry and leverage that knowledge to help them be more effective in their roles.

Access the most viewed research studies of 2019-2020 >>


WorldAware Intelligence Brief 

Aruba – Authorities Revise Entry Requirements for US Travelers

Brazil – Authorities Ease COVID-19-related Business Restrictions in Several States

Brunei Darussalam – Authorities to Further Ease COVID-19 Domestic Controls

United Kingdom – Authorities in England to Add Denmark, Slovakia, Iceland, and Curacao to Quarantine List

United States – Activists to Protest in Several Cities Nationwide

United States – Officials in Indiana to Ease Multiple Restrictions


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