Daily News Brief – September 3, 2020

Master List of All Major International Airline Coronavirus Change and Cancellation Policies

Master List of All Major International Airline Coronavirus Change and Cancellation Policies

“What should I do about my trip?” It’s a question we are hearing often. In the short term, for international travel the State Department and most countries have answered the question for you: stay home. Even with the global travel ban lifted, the vast majority of the globe is under a travel warning or will not allow Americans to enter. Continue Reading >>


COVID-19 Updates

Live Updates: CDC Asks States to Prepare to Distribute Coronavirus Vaccine as Soon as Nov. 1 (THE WASHINGTON POST)

Novavax Coronavirus Vaccine Is Safe, Published Results Show (CNN)

Coronavirus Live News (THE GUARDIAN)

More Helpful Articles/Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)


GBTA Collaboratory Highlights

Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s GBTA Collaboratory Webinar:
Reducing Stress and Anxiety as Travelers Return to the Road
Friday, September 4 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Increased stress, depression, and anxiety are the realities of employees returning to the office and considering traveling during and post this ongoing, pandemic crisis. Travel managers, in partnership, with their internal stakeholders – human resources, risk management, IT – need to have a strategy to address the overall health and wellness of their most prized asset, their people. This session will feature wellness professionals and mental health experts that can offer practical tips and resources that decrease employee’s tensions of returning to the travel.

Register Now >>


Professional Development

GBTA Webinar
GBTA Ladders: Defining and Articulating Value

Tuesday, September 8
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Ladders, GBTA’s unique volunteer mentoring program, connects successful business travel industry leaders with rising business travel professionals and creates a collective opportunity for collaboration, mentorship, and talent development. Join this webinar to see the 2020 competition team winner “Loud and Proud” and hear about their idea of a plugin/app solution, Plan-It, which gives travelers a platform to remind and record commitments to travel more sustainability.

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GBTA Webinar
Manage Your Mindset to Thrive
Presented by GBTA Europe
Wednesday, September 9
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM BST

Disruption can be unsettling and stressful but it can also create opportunity. So how do you shift your thinking and approach to this more positive mindset? In this practical and inspiring session, Dr. Lucy Rattrie will share strategies and tips on how to ride the wave of change that is impacting every aspect of our lives; how to go beyond managing the anxiety that comes with this to identifying and acting on the possibilities this brings.

Register Now >>


Job Spotlight

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

Global Air Service Rebounds in Houston (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Now, Domestic Airlines Can Operate with 60% Capacity (LIVE MINT)

Hospitality Industry News

HRS and Radisson Hotels Extend Partnership to Enhance Distribution Efficiency and Awareness of New Hygiene Protocols for Business Travelers (HOSPITALITY NET)

Clean, Reliable and Flexible – IHG® Enhances ‘Meet with Confidence’ for Peace-of-Mind Planning in an Unpredictable World (PR NEWSWIRE)

More Industry News

CWT Announces New Operating Structure (CWT)

AIG Travel Named Best Travel Insurance Company by Forbes Advisor (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

The Challenge for Carbon Zero Transatlantic Flight Is On (SIMPLE FLYING)


Editor’s Note
In observance of Labor Day, the GBTA Daily News Brief will halt distribution on Monday, September 7. We will resume distribution on Tuesday, September 8. Please visit gbta.org to learn the latest about developments in business travel.


WorldAware Intelligence Brief 

China, Japan, North Korea and South Korea – Typhoon Maysak Makes Landfall Near Busan

India – Authorities Relaxing Business, Transport Restrictions in Western Region

Jordan – International Commercial Flights to Resume

United Kingdom – Kings Cross Station in London to Temporarily Close Sept. 5-6 for Construction Work

United States – Severe Weather and Possible Flooding Forecast Across Southern and Eastern Portions

United States – Officials in North Carolina Ease Business and Gathering Restrictions


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