Daily News Brief – January 5, 2021

Airlines Want All International Travelers Tested Before Flying to the US

Travelers to the U.S. may soon need a negative Covid-19 test if the country adopts a the recommendations of public health officials. Airline trade group Airlines for America (A4A) backed a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendation that the U.S. ditch blanket travel restrictions in favor of a mandatory testing regime for all arrivals, in a letter to Vice President Mike Pence on Monday. All of the large global U.S. carriers, including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, are members of A4A.

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COVID-19 News

Coronavirus Updates: FDA Says Not Enough Data to Change Vaccine Dosage; Mexico OKs Astrazeneca Vaccine; Mask Protests Continue (USA TODAY)

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Continue to Decline in Western New York (WGRZ)


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Trending Industry News

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After Brexit Major Restrictions Hit EU-UK Business Travel (BUSINESS TRAVEL NEWS)

Aviation Industry News

Emirates Unveils Premium Economy Plus Enhancements (4HOTELIERS)

Delta CEO Sees Some Recovery from Travel Slump Later in 2021 (US NEWS)

Singapore Airlines Resumes Connections Between UK and Australasia (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Hospitality Industry News

Mexico’s Second Avid™ Hotel Now Under Construction (4HOTELIERS)

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New York City Joins Contactless Transit Trend (PYMNTS)

Wells Fargo Looks to Expand Wall Street Presence (PYMNTS)

International SOS Successfully Pilots Digital Health Pass in Singapore (PHOCUSWIRE)

Travel Rewards Programs Make Major Pandemic-Era Changes (PYMNTS)


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WorldAware Intelligence Brief

Albania – Authorities to Ease Coronavirus Disease-Related Curfew Hours

Europe – Storm Systems to Bring Rain and Snow to Balkan Region Through Jan. 7

India – Fog-Related Transport Disruptions Likely Across Northern Regions Through January

Qatar and Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia Reopens Its Airspace, as well as Land and Sea Borders, to Qatar

United States – Health Officials in Wyoming to Ease Business and Gathering Restrictions


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