Daily News Brief – August 17, 2020

New Saliva-Based COVID-19 Test Could Be a Fast and Cheap 'Game Changer'

New Saliva-Based COVID-19 Test Could Be a Fast and Cheap ‘Game Changer’

After months of frustration over testing shortages and delays, a new saliva test could give Americans a fast and inexpensive option to learn if they have Covid-19. Researchers from the Yale School of Public Health created the SalivaDirect test, which received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday. Continue Reading >>

COVID-19 Updates 

Coronavirus Vaccine Update: After Russia, China Grants Patent to Cansino Vaccine, Phase III Testing Underway (TIMES OF INDIA)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

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Insights from First Webinar in GBTA Collaboratory 2020 Series
“Business travel recovery will be uneven, with innovative and creative companies taking the lead” was just one of the many key takeaways from trendcaster Dr. Shawn DuBravac when he joined GBTA Interim Executive Director Dave Hilfman on the first webinar of the GBTA Collaboratory 2020 Series.

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Procurement/Sourcing: Buyer & Supplier Relationship


Professional Development 

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Trending Industry News 

GBTA in the News

Enhanced Transatlantic Cooperation to Restore Safe Travels Urged (4HOTELIERS)

Domestic Business Travel Trending Positive, International Lags (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)

Aviation Industry News

Why Business Class Will Be in High Demand Once Travel Picks Up (SIMPLE FLYING)

Cathay Pacific’s Passenger Numbers Show Improvement in July (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Nashville Airport Debuts Touchless ID Tech with Eye, Finger Scans (USA TODAY)

More Industry News

Travizory Lands $2M Investment for Its Traveler Identity Tech Platform (PHOCUSWIRE)

Japan and Singapore Aim to Reopen Business Travel in September (NIKKEI)

Virtuoso Speakers Propose Pathways to Restore Confidence, Restart Travel (TRAVEL WEEKLY)


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WorldAware Intelligence Brief 

Canada – Authorities to Extend Coronavirus Disease-related Restrictions at Border with US

China, Mongolia and Russia – Rounds of Thunderstorms to Bring Heavy Rainfall and Strong Winds to Multiple Regions Through Aug. 18

Greece – Authorities to Extend Entry Restrictions on Travelers from Certain Countries

Indonesia – Lingering Telecommunication, Internet Network Disruptions May Occur in Sumatra Region Through Late August

United States – Heatwave Impacting Portions of the Western Region

United States – Authorities in Saint Louis and Kansas City, Missouri, Tighten and Extend Certain Coronavirus Disease-related Restrictions


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