Daily News Brief – July 1, 2020

Fauci Warns U.S. Could See 100,000 New Coronavirus Cases per Day

Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the nation’s top infectious diseases experts, told a Senate panel Tuesday that he “would not be surprised” to see the number of daily new coronavirus cases balloon to 100,000 per day if the country does not take action to stop the spread of new infections. Continue Reading >>


COVID-19 Update

Canada Bans Foreign Travelers Until at Least August (SIMPLE FLYING)

California Records Highest Single-Day Rise in COVID-19 Cases – Reuters Tally (THE GUARDIAN)

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s Streak Without Local Infection Comes to an End, While City Records 27 New Imported Cases, Most from Same Flight (SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST)

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Trending Industry News

Aviation Industry News

TSA Administrator Pekoske Announces ‘Stay Healthy. Stay Secure.’ Campaign Prior to the Independence Day Holiday Weekend (TSA.GOV)

Finnair Reopens Helsinki Schengen Lounge and Launches Passenger Clean Kit (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Will Feds Order Airline Passenger Temperature Checks with COVID Surge? Only One U.S. Airline Does It Now (USA TODAY)

Qantas Begins Reopening Domestic Lounges (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Some U.S. Airlines Extend June 30 Deadline to Waive Change Fees (YAHOO!)

Hospitality Industry News

US Hotels Show Slight Uptick in May (HOTEL NEWS NOW)

Ground Transportation Industry News

Green Motion Awarded WTTC Safe Travels Stamp (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)

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Grab Partners with AtYourGate to Enable End-To-End Contactless Airport Ordering and Delivery Experience (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)


Editor’s Note – In observance of Independence Day, the GBTA Daily News Brief will halt distribution on Friday, July 3. We will resume distribution on Monday, July 6. Please visit gbta.org to learn the latest about developments in business travel.


WorldAware Intelligence Brief

Canada – Heatwave Impacting Eastern Region

Hong Kong SAR – Activists Plan Protests in Hong Kong in Defiance of Official Ban

Japan – Heavy Rainfall, Strong Winds, and Possible Flooding Forecast Across Southern and Central Regions

Mexico – Severe Weather and Possible Flooding Forecast Nationwide Through at Least July 3

United States – Authorities in Arizona Reimpose Certain Business Restrictions

United States – Officials to Ease Additional Restrictions


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