Daily News Brief – September 30, 2020

Risk Management in a Pandemic

As part of week 6 of the Collaboratory 2020 webinar series, GBTA Interim-Executive Director Dave Hilfman hosted risk management expert Miriam Jones from International SOS. In her role as Senior Vice President & General Manager, Western U.S., Jones advises organizations on developing and managing best-in-class duty of care programs that mitigate health and safety risks facing their global employees and operations.

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COVID-19 Updates

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Appears Safe, Shows Signs of Working in Older Adults — Study (BUSINESSWORLD ONLINE)

Oxford to Study Top-Selling Prescription Drug for Potential COVID Treatment (HINDUSTAN TIMES)

Saliva-Based Tests Effective in Detecting COVID-19 Asymptomatic Cases: Study (THE HINDU BUSINESS LINE)

More Helpful Articles/Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Visa Information


Advocacy Alert

Act Now!
The clock is ticking. October 1 represents a key deadline.

Time is running out for small businesses – Congress must act now. GBTA has joined with the American Hotel & Lodging Association, U.S. Travel Association, International Franchise Association, along with trade associations representing wide swaths of the economy, to implore Congress to take swift action to provide additional relief to America’s small businesses.

Act now to send a message to Congress to help save business travel.


 GBTA Collaboratory Highlights

Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s GBTA Collaboratory 2020 Webinar:
Recovery and Restart Strategies from the Supplier Community

Thursday, October 1 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

The Corporate leaders and business travelers need reassurance, as the industry and individuals look toward preparing for a return to travel. Hear from a variety of industry suppliers as they discuss regaining traveler trust and their individual challenges of restarting business travel. Panelists will share candid situations that they have overcome and ways to ensure the health and safety of travelers is a top priority.

Kathy Bedell, Senior Vice President, BCD Travel


  • Will Mason, Commercial Aviation Leader, MedAire
  • Chuck Imhof, Vice President, Delta Air Lines
  • Rob Connors, Vice President of Business Development, Enterprise

Register Now >>


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

EMEA Travel Operations Manager

EMEA Travel Operations Manager will drive the travel program, including change management, employee education on travel policy content and communications of the impact of non-compliance to the relevant stakeholders in the organization (budget holders, finance department and the governance board).

Apply Now >>


Trending Industry News 

Aviation Industry News

Aerolíneas Argentinas to Operate 65 International Flights in October (SIMPLE FLYING)

United Airlines Could Return to New York’s JFK Airport in 2021 (THE POINTS GUY)

Skyscanner Launches Real-Time Data Tool to Help Airlines, Airports and DMOS Navigate Unparalleled Global Market Dynamics (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Emirates Introduces Self Service Kiosks at Dubai Airport’s Terminal 3 (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Ancillary Revenue Provides Rare Good News for Airlines (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

More Industry News

Cloud 100 – TripActions Is Named Among the Forbes Cloud 100 for the Second Year in a Row (FORBES)

Cleared for Take-Off: Gearing the Industry for Revenge Travel (TTG ASIA)

TravelPerk Launches an Open API Platform to Extend Its Work Trip SaaS (TECH CRUNCH)


Sponsor the GBTA Collaboratory 2020

Sponsorship opportunities are available on a weekly basis. Gain brand recognition and show your support! Sponsorships include an opportunity to speak about the week’s topic and having your company’s logo highlighted on the website, within all promotional emails, in thank you emails to webinar registrants, and on social media. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities or email us at [email protected].


Attend at No Cost

If you aren’t already a GBTA Member become one today and attend all GBTA Collaboratory webinars at no cost!


WorldAware Intelligence Brief

India – Protests Likely to Continue in Haryana and Punjab States

Turkey – Severe Weather, including Heavy Rainfall, Strong Winds, and Flooding, Forecast Across Western Region

United Kingdom – Activists from Events Industry to Demonstrate Through Central London

United States – Officials in Michigan to Ease Some Business and Gathering Restrictions Statewide

United States – Officials in Chicago, Ill., Amend Business and Travel Restrictions


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