Daily News Brief – December 1, 2020

‘COVID-Tested’ Flights Between Italy, U.S. to Begin in Mid-December

Delta Air Lines and Alitalia will begin operating “Covid-tested” flights between Rome and the United States that allow select travelers to avoid quarantine requirements upon arrival in Italy. In the trial phase, approved by Italy’s Ministers of Health, Transportation and Foreign Affairs, passengers arriving from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, Newark and Atlanta will be tested for Covid-19 both prior to departure and upon arrival in Rome.

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COVID-19 News 

Moderna’s COVID Vaccine: What You Need to Know (THE NEW YORK TIMES)

Cases and Tests Both Decline with 1,722 New Cases in Utah (KPCW)

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Down Slightly in Illinois (CHICAGO TRIBUNE)

 

Professional Development

Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s Webinar!

Global Affairs Beyond COVID-19: What’s Ahead in 2021
Wednesday, December 2 | 11:00 AM ET

The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the headlines over the past year, and rightly so. Upwards of a million people have died from the disease worldwide — more than 220,000 in the United States alone. Health experts are warning that the situation will turn even more dire as winter approaches, and already we are witnessing a spike in infections in Europe and the United States.

On top of that, in the shadow of this global health crisis, many other worrying trends continue to emerge. A combination of the pandemic, a decrease in societal interaction, and a distracted international press have served to dampen or stall international conflicts and acts of terror around the world. So, what happens when the pandemic ends?

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Industry Spotlight

Time is Running Out! Enter the Ready. Safe. Travel. Video Contest and Be a Star!

You Could Win a $1,000 (USD) GBTA Scholarship

GBTA’s new “Ready. Safe. Travel.” unity campaign is pushing for a safe and responsible return to business travel while also increasing public awareness around the economic necessity of a thriving business travel industry.

We need industry professionals, like you, to show your support and join us in this effort by entering the “Ready. Safe. Travel.” video contest. And we’re giving away two (2) $1,000 (USD) GBTA scholarships to the winners to apply to any GBTA offering of your choice!

Deadline for Submissions is Friday, December 11.

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Don’t Miss the GBTA Annual Business Meeting

Monday, December 7 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST
*This will be a virtual meeting

The agenda promises to be packed with relevant content, including the GBTA annual report, the presentation of a number of awards in recognition of our best and brightest and the results of the current GBTA Board of Directors election.

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Trending Industry News 

Aviation Industry News

United Airlines Will Fly the Boeing 737 MAX from Two of Its Largest Hubs When It Returns in 2021 (THE POINTS GUY)

American Airlines Could Refit Transcon A321Ts with Oasis Cabin (SIMPLE FLYING)

Hospitality Industry News

Citizen M to Open Fifth Hotel in London (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

IHG Opens Two New Hotels in the Heart of Poland’s Capital (4HOTELIERS)

Radisson Hotel Group Strengthens Its Extended Stay Value Proposition and Ambitiously Grows Its Serviced Apartments Portfolio Across EMEA (RADISSON HOTEL GROUP)

More Industry News

Video: Sabre on Planning for 2022 as Well as 2021 (PHOCUSWIRE)

Japan and China Resume Business Travel (CTGN)

 

Voting Ends This Friday – Make Your Voice Heard!

The GBTA Board elections are open through Friday, December 4. The GBTA Board of Directors serves as the governing body of the Association and is responsible for establishing the focus and direction of the Association. This is your opportunity to vote for the candidates you believe will best lead our organization.

View each candidate’s campaign video, platform statement and Board of Directors Election Brochure 2020 >>

 

WorldAware Intelligence Brief

Australia – Authorities in New South Wales Continue Easing Coronavirus Disease-Related Restrictions

Australia – Queensland Authorities to Lift Border Restrictions for Victoria and Greater Sydney

China – Hong Kong to Tighten Coronavirus Disease-related Gathering and Business Restrictions

Qatar – Authorities Amend Quarantine Requirements for All Arrivals

United States – Storm System to Bring Heavy Snow and Ice to Midwest Regions

United States – Heavy Rainfall, Strong Winds, and Possible Flooding Forecast Across Eastern Regions

 

COVID-19 Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Visa Information

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