Daily News Brief – June 24, 2020

Coronavirus: EU Considers Barring Americans from Travel List

A number of European countries are keen to open up to tourists but others are wary of the continued spread of coronavirus. The 27-member bloc must first agree the measures that non-EU countries should meet before deciding on a safe list. The virus is spreading in the US, so it is likely Americans would be barred. Continue Reading >>


COVID-19 Update 

Dr. Anthony Fauci Tells Congress Parts of U.S. Are Seeing a ‘Disturbing Surge’ of Coronavirus Infections (CNBC)

India Reports Highest Spike of 16,000 Coronavirus Cases (ARAB NEWS)

Beijing Officials Declare Outbreak ‘Under Control’ (RAPPLER)

Coronavirus: Taiwan to Allow Transit Passengers, Some Visitors as It Starts to Ease Restrictions (SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST)

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Industry Spotlight 

GBTA Canada Town Hall
The Current State of Canadian Travel Sectors: Air, Hotel, Car Rental, TMC

Today – 2:00pm EST

Join us for today’s virtual town hall as we explore how the Canadian travel supply chain is managing in this crisis, what are the government relief measure updates per sector, what standards are being enacted for health/safety and cleanliness and what the Canadian return to travel looks like in the short term to long term.

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Professional Development 

GBTA Academy
Industry Webinar Series

GBTA continues to provide pertinent, relevant industry related professional development which can be applied toward career development and GTP® Recertification credits. Earn 1 GTP® Recertification credit for watching any recording in the Industry Webinar Series.

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Job Spotlight
Director, Account Management (Hospitality Sales)
Bedford, NH

This position is a key player on the sales leadership team and is responsible for the customer satisfaction of the existing customer base, building and leading a cross-functional team of AMs, and growing existing customer revenue through contract renewals and sales of new products. Additional responsibilities include effective team leadership and account management, building trusted business relationships with customers, and exceeding assigned sales, revenue, and customer retention goals.

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Trending Industry News 

Aviation Industry News

How United Airlines Is Crowdsourcing Corporate Clients to Rebuild Routes (SKIFT)

Emirates to Resume A380 Services to London and Paris (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

COVID-19: Canadian Airlines Urge the Lifting of Restrictions (CENTRE FOR AVIATION)

India May Allow Flight Operations from US, France and Germany via “Bilateral Bubbles” (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Bahrain International Airport Implements New Safety Measures to Protect Staff and Passengers (SOURCE)

Hospitality Industry News

Marriott to Introduce New Measures for Meetings and Events at Asia Pacific Properties (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Industry News

TSA Updates Two-Year Roadmap to Address Current Global Risks and Threats to Nation’s Transportation Systems (TSA.GOV)

Virtual Events in 2020: The Ultimate Guide (4HOTELIERS)

SNCF Prepares for High Speed Rail Within Spain (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

American Travelers Likely Won’t Be Allowed into EU Anytime Soon (SKIFT)


The GBTA Italy Roadshow goes virtual on June 25 for the all-new GBTA Italy Homeshow! This webinar focuses on travel data. Learn More >>
*This event will be conducted in the local language

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


WorldAware Intelligence Brief 

Greece – Unionized Municipal Workers Launch Nationwide Strike; Protest in Athens

Hong Kong SAR – Activists Plan Protest at International Finance Center

Turks and Caicos Islands – Authorities End Nightly Curfew; Most Business Restrictions to Be Lifted

United Kingdom – Authorities to Ease Restrictions in England

United States – Most Counties in California under Expedited Stage 2 of Statewide Recovery Plan

United States – Severe Weather and Possible Flooding Forecast Across Central and Southern Region



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