MICE Mondays / 2020-Jun-15
Happy Monday, event warriors! Here’s the news you need to know, in less than 5 minutes. Let's go 🚀
📣 QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"I just did a little dance." - Jacinda Ardern, prime minister of New Zealand, announces her country is free of the coronavirus. (Update: 1 new case was discovered today)
👩💻 GENERAL NEWS
Live events are making their long awaited comeback, but health and safety is top of mind. Event planners need to prepare and implement these safety measures now
Airbnb reported a surge in demand for local stays throughout the world. Events may remain local for the short term too.
The EU is Opening - The European Commission is urging member states to open borders to non-EU countries on July 01.
IATA released a tool that allows you to see the border restrictions for nearly every country in the world. Can you travel there? Now you know.
After weeks without a new COVID case, Hong Kong has decided to allow transit flights. This is promising news for international travel, as Hong Kong is normally considered to be one of the busiest hubs in the world.
The European Travel Commission (ETC) has found that Americans may not be ready to travel this summer. Will corporate clients prefer domestic events as well?
Despite the good news in Hong Kong, the IATA chief executive believes air travel won’t rebound to 2019 levels until 2023
Berlin is back! The German capital is leading the way in Europe's recovery, allowing indoor events of up to 150 people as of June 02. The full timeline and protocols can be found here.
Spain will open borders to the EU and the UK on June 21. The border was originally due to remain closed until July 1. For an economy that highly depends on tourism over the summer months, this is big news.
Las Vegas reopened on June 04, and people definitely showed up. It's a great sign for business, but many are concerned it will spark a new wave. Watch this space.
Beijing, China is reporting the most serious outbreak of the coronavirus in the country since February. All eyes will again be on China to see if their response (which has been swift and strict) avoids a serious second wave.
🏨 HOTELS & VENUES
Bars and Cafes in South Korea are using robots to serve food and drinks. Could this be the future of service at hotels and venues for F&B?
The Republican National Convention is causing a debate in the USA. The organisers are asking the venue to remove COVID related attendance restrictions. Could this set a precedent?
That's a wrap for this week!
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