Daily News Brief – June 19, 2020

Fauci Says More Widespread Lockdowns Probably Won't Be Needed in Virus Fight

Fauci Says More Widespread Lockdowns Probably Won’t Be Needed in Virus Fight

The United States doesn’t need more widespread lockdowns to bring its COVID-19 outbreak under control, despite the fact that the national daily infection rate has stayed flat, leading government expert Anthony Fauci said Thursday. Speaking to AFP, the physician-scientist added he was optimistic the world would soon have a vaccine that would end the pandemic, calling early trial results “encouraging.” Continue Reading >>

COVID-19 Update 

Watch Live: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Holds His Last Daily Coronavirus Briefing (CBS NEWS)

UK Coronavirus Live (THE GUARDIAN)

Coronavirus Was in Italy in December, Waste Water Study Finds (SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST)

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Industry Spotlight

GBTA Industry Forum Series
Interview with Dean Schreiber, Chief Executive Officer, Oakwood

In the next installment of our GBTA Industry Forum Series, Scott Solombrino, Chief Executive Officer, GBTA welcomes Dean Schreiber, Chief Executive Officer, Oakwood, to discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on the serviced accommodation sector and how the pandemic will alter the future of accommodation sourcing.

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Professional Development 

Career Development Tutorials

GBTA has partnered with key industry organizations and businesses to help professionals assess, fill and prioritize their career toolbox.

Recordings available include:

  • Habits of Successful People
  • Top 3 Things Your Team Needs from You
  • Optimizing Productivity
  • Building Credibility

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Job Spotlight

Hotel Senior Sales Manager
Madeira Beach, FL

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years of progressive sales experience, preferably in the hospitality field. Relative franchise experience preferred. The candidate will be responsible for strategically soliciting and developing new accounts, maintaining excellent rapport with existing accounts and successfully promoting the hotel to the community. We are seeking a driven, professional individual with excellent sales techniques who will meet or exceed budgeted goals and responsibly manage all aspects of the Sales Department in accordance with the standards and franchise.

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Trending Industry News

Aviation Industry News

Qatar Airways Expands US Operations to Six Cities (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

The New Rules of Travel for Road Warriors (BLOOMBERG)

Taiwan’s One-Week Quarantine Rule Could Be the New Normal of Business Travel (QUARTZ)

Ground Transportation Industry News

Eurostar to Test Facial Biometrics for ‘Walk-Through’ Check-In (RAILWAY GAZETTE)

Hospitality Industry News

Hospitality Experts Confident in Recovery of Primary Markets by Q4 (4HOTELIERS)

Rotana Promises Guests Peace of Mind and Launches ‘Rotana Safe Space’ Programme (4HOTELIERS)

Industry News

GBTA Poll Some Uplift in Business Travel Bookings (FTN NEWS) – FEATURES GBTA

TripActions Raises $125 Million for Corporate Travel: Travel Startup Funding This Week (SKIFT)

Commercial Cards Gear Up for Corporate Travel’s Return (PYMNTS)

GBTA Poll Sees Renewed Levels of Optimism as Bookings Resumed. Companies look to introduce domestic and essential travel. Learn More >>

WorldAware Intelligence Brief 
China – Millions of People to Celebrate Dragon Boat Festival

Canada, Mexico and United States – Severe Weather and Possible Flooding Forecast Across Multiple Regions Through June 21

China and Japan – Further Heavy Rainfall, Strong Winds, and Possible Flooding to Persist in Multiple Regions Through at Least June 20

Czech Republic and Poland – Heavy Rainfall, Strong Winds, and Possible Flooding Forecast Across Several Regions

United Kingdom – Disruptions Ongoing on ScotRail Network on Glasgow-Wemyss Bay Route due to Technical Faults

United States – Activists to Hold Protests in Multiple Cities Nationwide

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