Daily News Brief – June 30, 2020

Travel Managers Are Working Out How Companies Can Return to Travel — Is It Worth It?

Corporate travel managers are looking for a magic formula to allow employees to take business trips again. Many are working on what’s commonly being referred to as a “Return to Travel” document, which sets out approval procedures and other processes to reassure both employees and company bosses. – FEATURES GBTA Continue Reading >>


 COVID-19 Update

Europe Set to Extend Travel Ban for US Residents on Tuesday (MSN)

Coronavirus: What Are Air Bridges and Which Countries Can I Go To? (BBC)

As Coronavirus Surges, How Much Testing Does Your State Need to Subdue the Virus? (NPR)

Coronavirus Latest: Lockdown Easing Reversed or Postponed for 40% of US Population (FINANCIAL TIMES)

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Industry Spotlight

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Professional Development 

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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

Project and Event Planner
Richardson, TX

Pre-Conference: Create & manage registration sites for major conferences, Hotel management for major conferences, manage food & beverage orders for various major conference events (i.e. hospitality suite, receptions, team meetings, Career Fair Lunch, etc.), Yello event coordination (internal), manage attire order, shipping of assets. Post-Conference: Provide post event reporting on key metrics (internal), Work with major conference vendors to ensure we receive invoices for ordered services, Shipping of assets, Food & beverage vendor communication, UTC exhibits setup oversight, Assisting with needs of business unit Talent Acquisition Leads, Providing an exceptional candidate experience.

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Trending Industry News

Aviation Industry News

Frankfurt Airport: Northwest Runway Back in Operation from July 8 (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

How Will Airline Lounges Change in a Post-COVID World? (SIMPLE FLYING)

Ryanair Returns to the Skies Tomorrow – Here’s What’s Changed (SOURCE)

Philippine Airlines Publishes Flying Schedule for July (SIMPLE FLYING)

Lufthansa Offers Passengers a Certified PCR Test for COVID-19 (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Hospitality Industry News

IHG and Accor Leaders See Short-Term Virus Response Fueling Longer-Term European Hotel Strategies (SKIFT)

More Industry News

TravelgateX and PayParc Joining Forces to Optimize B2B Payments in the Travel Industry (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)


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WorldAware Intelligence Brief 

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

Ireland – Authorities to Ease Further Restrictions

Japan – Authorities to Add Additional Countries to Entry Ban List

Thailand – Authorities to Allow Inbound Passenger Flights to Resume

United States – Severe Weather and Possible Flooding Forecast Across Eastern Regions Through at Least Early July 2

United States – Officials in Kentucky Ease Additional Business and Capacity Restrictions


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