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Pssssst...it's Monday! Β It's time for your 5 minutes of industry news. Let's go!πŸš€

πŸ“£ QUOTE OF THE WEEK

β€œIt does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” -Confucius

Times are tough for #eventprofs, but don't give up. Support each other, and keep moving forward.


πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» GENERAL NEWS

Men's tennis No. 1 Novak Djokovic held exhibition matches he organized in Serbia and Croatia with zero social distancing. Novak, his wife, and others have now all tested positive for coronavirus.

Barcelona's opera house, the Gran Teatre del Liceu, opened it's season with a concert for 2,292 plants. We hope to see if full of people soon too.

A 'superspreader' who attended a club in Zurich has resulted in six people with the virus and another 300 quarantined. Extremely disappointing news for the evolution of large events.

This Australian live events entrepreneur has managed to find opportunity in the hardship by creating a new virtual product for his clients. Have you adapted?

The EU Parliament struck a €750 billion Green Deal, which they want to be at the core of the COVID-19 recovery package.


πŸ›© TRAVEL

British Airways will reportedly cut 350 pilots, and leave another 300 in a 'hiring pool'. Airlines continue to struggle with the drop in travel demand. Β 

To middle seat or not to middle seat. That is the question for some airlines. Delta has opted to leave them empty until September, while other major US carriers will return to full capacity shortly.

United Airlines released a video to show off its CleanPlus initiative. Destinations, venues, hotels, caterers and other suppliers may want to consider doing the same:

Over 200 aircraft are empty and parked at the foot of the Pyrenees in France, in Europe's largest storage facility. The logistics and maintenance are serious business:


🌎 DESTINATIONS

The EU is slowly opening it's borders. The USA, however, is not currently on the list of countries allowed to enter (and it's creating a bit of a face off).

The UK is allowing travel corridors for its citizens to Spain, France, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Finland, Belgium, Turkey, Germany and Norway - but not Portugal or Sweden. This is expected to start July 6th, with no quarantines.

As bars and restaurants open across the country, the UK events sector has been left behind. The industry is warning of catastrophic consequences (to the tune of nearly Β£53bn in losses) if governments fail to take swift action to assist arguably the most negatively impacted industry.


🏨 HOTELS & VENUES

Hotels and venues stepped up during the peak of the breakout. CNN provides a deep dive, showing us what luxury hotels full of medical workers looks like.

From room service to restaurants, hotels are changing just about everything to make stays safer. But that doesn't mean a worse experience.

Disney was popular last week, so end this week with The Mouse. Travel Pulse visited a newly reopened Disney Hotel and shared their photos and experience. It's full of very interesting protocols and ideas that can be applied to events too.


That's all for this week's edition of MICE Mondays! Β 

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Catch you next week. πŸ‘Š

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