Daily News Brief – August 27, 2020

These States Require Travelers to Self-Quarantine or Present Negative COVID-19 Test

These States Require Travelers to Self-Quarantine or Present Negative COVID-19 Test

As states have opened back up, some are now tightening restrictions, and travelers may not be free to come and go as they please amid the coronavirus pandemic. USA TODAY has an update on the states that are discouraging interstate travel by requiring or recommending that visitors and residents returning from other states quarantine. And some states are requiring a recent, negative COVID-19 test in lieu of a blanket quarantine policy. Continue Reading >>


COVID-19 Updates

Weekly COVID-19 Cases in England Decline for First Time Since July (CHANNEL NEWS ASIA)

Africa Reports Sharp Decline in New Infections (OUTLOOK INDIA)

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Appears to Work as Well in Older Adults in Early Study (BUSINESS WORLD)

More Helpful Articles/Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)


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When it comes to traditional hotel benchmarking, most comparisons are drawn among organizations within a certain vertical – pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, banking, etc. There are many limitations to this approach, however. Join this session to learn what should be used to benchmark your program instead, including best practices in data aggregation and management, and how to get your travel program into “best in class” shape leaving outdated methods behind for good.

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Week 1 Video Highlights
Update on Travel in Mexico Webinar

Forecasting the Business Travel Recovery in Mexico – Luics Barrios, CEO of City Express Hotels
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Forecasting the Business Travel Recovery in Mexico – Enrique Calderon, COO of Posadas Group
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Join us at the Next GBTA Canada Town Hall | September 23

We are pleased to offer our Canadian Business Travel Industry Town Hall Calls, intended to share information, tools and resources, supporting our community through these difficult times.

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WorldAware Intelligence Brief

China, Japan, North Korea, Russia and South Korea – Typhoon Bavi Makes Landfall while Moving Northeast

France – Activists to Protest Against Restrictions in Central Paris

Qatar – Authorities to Begin First Part of Phase 4 of Easing Lockdown

United Kingdom – Activists to Protest against Coronavirus Disease-related Restrictions in Central London

United States – Officials in Illinois Impose Localized Restrictions


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