Daily News Brief – July 2, 2020

UK to Lift Ban on Non-Essential Travel to up to 90 Countries

Overseas holidays and visits to up to 90 countries will be possible for Britons from Monday without the need to quarantine for 14 days on return. The Foreign Office is expected to lift its ban on non-essential travel to nearly all EU countries, British territories such as Bermuda and Gibraltar, and Australia and New Zealand. Continue Reading >>


COVID-19 Update

Japan to Build Coronavirus Testing Centers Exclusive for Int’l Travelers (KYODO NEWS)

Live Updates: Daily Number of New Coronavirus Cases in U.S. Tops 50,000 for First Time (WASHINGTON POST)

Russia’s Coronavirus Case Tally Passes 660,000 (REUTERS)

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Event Coordinator
Manhattan, KS

Must use independent judgment and discretion to oversee the day-to-day and game day management of assigned athletics events to include, but is not limited to, pre-event planning and coordination of department personnel and outside vendors and services, setup and breakdown of facilities, compliance with ADA policies and procedures, coordination of officials and visiting teams, crowd control management, game management, establishing relationships and procedures with law enforcement, EMS and other emergency personnel, and implement venue policy and procedures.

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Trending Industry News 

Aviation Industry News

Alaska Airlines Plans to Give Passengers Yellow Cards for Refusing to Wear Masks as a Coronavirus Precaution (SEATTLE TIMES)

US Air Travel Rebounds (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Star Alliance Helps You Plan and Fly with Confidence (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

United to Resume San Francisco-London Service (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Hospitality Industry News

Sofitel Athens Airport Is Welcoming Its Guests Once More, Starting on July 1st of 2020 (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Booking.com Gets OK to Trademark Its Name in a U.S. Supreme Court Win (SKIFT)

Ground Transportation Industry News

Eurostar to Resume Amsterdam Service on July 9 (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)


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 

China – Heavy Rainfall, Strong Winds, and Possible Flooding to Persist in Southeast

Europe – Storms with Heavy Rainfall, Strong Winds, Hail, and Possible Flooding to Persist Across Southern, Central, Eastern Regions

Italy – Authorities to Maintain Ban on Non-European Union Travelers Despite Recommendation

Spain – Authorities Reopen Borders with Portugal, Introduce Mandatory Form for Travelers

United States – Officials in New York State Modify Coronavirus Disease Restrictions

United States – Severe Weather and Possible Flooding Forecast across Northern Region Through at Least Early July 3


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