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Safe Passage: What Travelers Should Know About Taking Care When They Take To The Road In A Post-Panic World
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July 2, 2020 via Business Traveler

Looking ahead to the world as it emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, business travelers face a daunting balancing act: managing current risks and working to reboot their enterprises. So it’s more important than ever for business travelers to understand their insurance needs, company risks and best practices for personal safety.

While international business travel is beginning to open, the notion of "getting back to normal" is still a far cry from reality. As it stands, shrinking economies around the world and a likely number of failures across the travel industry will necessitate a continued overall slower pace for business travel. Add to this mix recent civil unrest in the US and elsewhere and the danger of new COVID-19 outbreaks, and we may be in a "one step forward, two steps back" scenario for many months ahead.

The pandemic response is driving almost daily changes to travel providers’ policies and confusing (and sometimes contradictory) health guidelines from different sources. In such an environment, rebuilding trust in travel will be the primary driver behind decision-making.

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COVID-19 Update: U.S. States See Major Surge In Cases

July 8, 2020 via Global Guardian

Several states continue to set records for daily new cases, including California, Texas, and Florida, which are averaging more than 8,000 new cases per day over the last seven days. Multiple states have paused or rolled-back reopening efforts:
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Is This the End of the Single Meeting Business Trip?

July 8, 2020 via Skift

The days of traveling for a single meeting could soon be numbered as the pandemic shifts priorities and budgets when it comes to corporate travel. The lone meeting may soon be relegated to an extravagance of the past.
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6 Airlines Keeping Seats Open This Summer

July 8, 2020 via Travel Pulse

Airlines are stepping up cleaning and hygiene measures...However, some carriers are also limiting capacity and blocking seats to allow for physical distancing on board. Here are the airlines keeping some seats empty this summer.
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Travel Managers Lifting Restrictions More Quickly in Europe than N. America
July 7, 2020 via Business Travel News

The variation in return-to-travel plans between Europe and North America comes as local governments in both regions continue to manage virus spread and adjust travel restrictions accordingly.
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