Daily News Brief – June 26, 2020

The Travel Industry Will Survive COVID-19, But with Big Changes For Fast Company’s Shape of Tomorrow series, we’re asking business leaders to share their inside perspective on how the COVID-19 era is transforming their industries. Here’s what’s been lost—and what could be gained—in the new world order. Continue Reading >>   COVID-19 Update…

Daily News Brief – June 25, 2020

European Aviation Unites in Call for Support for Green Recovery from COVID-19 With the gradual restarting of passenger air transport in the coming weeks, leaders from over a dozen air transport associations1 representing Europe’s aviation sector today issued an urgent call for EU leaders to prioritise specific decarbonisation initiatives in…

Daily News Brief – June 24, 2020

Coronavirus: EU Considers Barring Americans from Travel List A number of European countries are keen to open up to tourists but others are wary of the continued spread of coronavirus. The 27-member bloc must first agree the measures that non-EU countries should meet before deciding on a safe list. The…

Daily News Brief – June 23, 2020

Do U.S. Airlines Have a Legal Right to Bar Passengers Who Don’t Wear Masks? Thus far, the U.S. federal government has shown no interest in requiring airline passengers to wear masks to prevent the spread of Covid-19. So many carriers, including American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta Air Lines, are doing…

Daily News Brief – June 22, 2020

Study: Business Travel to Resume Within Next Three Months
Study: Business Travel to Resume Within Next Three Months Nearly half (49 per cent) of all polled Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) member companies plan to resume domestic travel within the next three months, while one in five plan to resume all travel in the same period. –Features GBTA Continue Reading >> COVID-19 Update …

Daily News Brief – June 19, 2020

Fauci Says More Widespread Lockdowns Probably Won’t Be Needed in Virus Fight
Fauci Says More Widespread Lockdowns Probably Won't Be Needed in Virus Fight The United States doesn't need more widespread lockdowns to bring its COVID-19 outbreak under control, despite the fact that the national daily infection rate has stayed flat, leading government expert Anthony Fauci said Thursday. Speaking to AFP, the…

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GBTA Industry Forum Series: Interview with Dean Schreiber, Chief Executive Officer, Oakwood
GBTA Industry Forum Series: Interview with Dean Schreiber, Chief Executive Officer, Oakwood In the next installment of our GBTA Industry Forum Series, Scott Solombrino, Chief Executive Officer, GBTA welcomes Dean Schreiber, Chief Executive Officer, Oakwood, to discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on the serviced accommodation sector and how the pandemic will alter…

GBTA Poll Sees Renewed Levels of Optimism as Bookings Resumed

Companies look to introduce domestic and essential travel
Alexandria, VA — Higher levels of optimism in the business travel sector have started to appear according to new research issued today by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). Domestic and essential business travel will likely resume first, especially with industry standardized health and safety standards. “For the first time…

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GBTA Urges EU Governments to Lift Travel Restrictions in a Coordinated Manner
Brussels, Belgium (11 June 2020) – GBTA, the Global Business Travel Association, welcomes the European Commission’s efforts to coordinate Europe’s re-opening and the guidelines it published today on how to safely resume travel to the Schengen area. However, despite the recommendation to gradually start reopening external borders as of 1…
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