Daily News Brief – July 20, 2020

ECTAA Calls on EU Member States to Better Manage Travel Restrictions and Travel Warnings

ECTAA Calls on EU Member States to Better Manage Travel Restrictions and Travel Warnings

The European Council revised yesterday the ‘white list’ of countries for which the ban on non-essential travel into the EU should be lifted. In the initial list adopted by Recommendation on 30 June, Member States agreed to lift the travel ban for citizens of 14 countries, based on the epidemiological situation and containment measures put in place, as well as economic and social considerations. In the revised list, two countries have been removed (Serbia and Montenegro), while no new countries were added. Continue Reading >>


COVID-19 Update

Reopen News: NYC Phase 4 Reopening Set for Monday with Some Changes (ABC)

Singapore Imposes Stricter Quarantine Requirements for Visitors from Hong Kong, Australia and Japan (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Starting July 23, US to Resume Passenger Flights to India (CNBC)

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Industry Spotlight

GBTA Global Research:
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GBTA Research is the premier resource on all topics affecting the business travel industry. Our research and tools allow business travel professionals to stay up-to-date on trends and topics that shape the industry and leverage that knowledge to help them be more effective in their roles. GBTA has compiled a list of the most viewed research studies of 2019-2020.

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Save the Date! GBTA Canada Town Hall
July 22 – This Wednesday!

Exchange valuable information, tools and resources that support our community through the COVID-19 pandemic during the GBTA Canada Town Halls.

This week’s Town Hall features COVID-19 updates from the Canadian Government.

Previous Town Hall recordings are also available for viewing.

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Trending Industry News

Aviation Industry News

Could Coronavirus Lead to the End of Change Fees? (SIMPLE FLYING)

Cathay Pacific Launches New Health and Hygiene Initiative (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Manchester Airport Reopens Terminal 2 (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Hospitality Industry News

Hotel Industry Releases Top 5 Requirements to Travel Safely (SOURCE)

Radisson Opens Atlanta Airport Property (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

More Industry News

GBTA Poll Results Show When Will Business Travel Resume (FTN NEWS) – FEATURES GBTA

Groupize Launches New Risk-Focused Assessment Tool and Platform Enhancements Focused on Risk Mitigation (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Ground Transportation Industry News

ACRA Helps Car Rental Companies Navigate Stimulus Packages (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)

Most Fleets Back to Work, Though Future Uncertainty Remains (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)


GBTA Statement on Coronavirus & Poll Results
Read the GBTA statement on the Coronavirus along with poll results from business travel professionals. View Now >>


WorldAware Intelligence Brief

Argentina – Authorities to Launch Recovery Plan, Gradually Ease Restrictions

Norway – Officials Remove Quarantine Requirement for Most European Union Arrivals

Singapore – Authorities Require Arriving Travelers from High-risk Areas to Quarantine at Designated Facilities

United States – Activist and Labor Groups to Strike and Protest in Several Cities

United States – Inclement Weather and Possible Flooding Forecast Across Northern Region


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