Daily News Brief – June 25, 2020

European Aviation Unites in Call for Support for Green Recovery from COVID-19

With the gradual restarting of passenger air transport in the coming weeks, leaders from over a dozen air transport associations1 representing Europe’s aviation sector today issued an urgent call for EU leaders to prioritise specific decarbonisation initiatives in their allocation of future COVID-19 recovery funding. Continue Reading >>

COVID-19 Update

Coronavirus Updates: US Reports 35K Daily Cases; New York City Marathon Canceled; Fauci Warns of ‘Disturbing Surge’ (USA TODAY)

More Than 50,000 Cases of Coronavirus in Indonesia (ABC)

Israel Brings Back Tracking System amid Surge in Covid-19 Cases (THE GUARDIAN)

US Records Highest One-Day Total in Coronavirus Cases Since April (THE GUARDIAN)

Coronavirus: Will Vaccine Deals Lead to Poorer Countries Missing Out? (SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST)

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Trending Industry News 

Aviation Industry News

Flydubai Resumes Passenger Flights (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Amtrak Medical Director Speaks on Health, Safety Protocols (TRAVEL PULSE)

Ground Transportation Industry News

VW in Talks to Acquire Europcar (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)

Move Mee, FleetMaster Give Customers Phone-as-a-Key Platform (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)

Hospitality Industry News

Hotelbeds Signs Preferred Distribution Agreement with Radisson Hotel Group (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

How Accor Is Working to Build Trust and Reassure Guests Ahead of Resuming Business (HOTELMARKETING.COM)

Hospitality Sector Will Have to Keep 21 Day Record of Customers Under UK Reopening Rules (SKIFT)

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TripActions Finds Opportunity in Crisis, Adds $125M in New Funding and 265 New Customers (PHOCUSWIRE)


GBTA Poll Sees Renewed Levels of Optimism as Bookings Resumed.

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WorldAware Intelligence Brief 

India – Multiple Cities Reimposing Domestic Restrictions

Lebanon – Protests Likely to Persist Nationwide Through at Least August

Taiwan – Transit Flights to Resume; Some Foreign Nationals to Be Allowed Entry

United States – Officials in New York State to Impose Additional Coronavirus Disease-related Quarantine Requirements

United States – Authorities in Connecticut to Impose Additional Quarantine Requirements

United States – Authorities in New Jersey to Impose Additional Quarantine Requirements


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