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Help support Manchester students in urgent financial need

BABC-PNW is a proud affiliate partner with The University of Manchester. In the wake of COVID-19, many Manchester students are facing hardship like never before. Some have lost the part-time work they rely on. Their summer jobs and internships have been cancelled. They’re desperately worried about the months ahead. Others are facing costs they could never have budgeted for. Many international students are still in Manchester and face the uncertainty of a prolonged stay in the UK. We invite you to learn more about a special appeal to help bring relief to students who are really worried about making ends meet. Learn how you can contribute to the £1m emergency fund.

BABC member Teague offers insight on how Clean Design can restore trust in air travel

Restoring passenger confidence in air travel is the immediate problem facing airlines during this pandemic. “This is a very human issue, involving more than just the sanitisation of interiors. Airlines must inspire a compassionate behavioural change in passengers to move the needle,” says Anthony Harcup, senior director of airline experience at Teague in part one of a three-part series. The return to skies hinges on trust, but are we addressing the key issues? Read the full article.

BABC member Boeing's CEO featured on KING5 - says it will take 2 years for travel to be at 2019

Courtesy of KING 5 News, Seattle In a shareholder’s meeting held online, Boeing’s owners were told it will take years to get back to normal because of the coronavirus’s devastating impact on airlines. “Based on what we know now, we expect it will take two to three years for travel to return to 2019 levels,” said Boeing’s new chief executive David Calhoun. “And an additional few years beyond that for the industry’s long term trend growth to return.” Read the full story and watch the video.

BABC Member Moore Kingston Smith shares probate and estate administration during Coronavirus

The Coronavirus pandemic has presented families and friends with many challenges as we all try to adjust to a new way of living. As well as Coronavirus-related deaths, lives continue to be lost through natural causes and accidents, and loved ones are left mourning a friend or relative without being able to find comfort in each other’s company. While the government has relaxed many rules and regulations, the restrictions in place do not alleviate the burden placed on executors to administer a deceased’s estate on a timely and proper basis. Read the advice from MKS on what you can expect and how you can manage next steps on behalf of your loved one.

COVID-19: Trump issues proclamation suspending entry of immigrant visa applicants

President Donald Trump has issued a proclamation temporarily suspending the entry of immigrant-visa applicants for 60 days. Read an analysis provided by BAL, a member of our sister chapter BABA-DC for details of the proclamation. Access a detailed analysis of what the Proclamation covers and its possible consequences for business. And read more from BABC-Northern CA member Squire Patton Boggs on how the immigration suspension will affect US employers.

BABC member Fifty Five and Five shares guide to remote working

Operating remotely for a sustained period may be very different for your business. Hear from BABC member Fifty Five and Five about some of the shifts they have noticed and how they are working to address them. You may find some best practices for your company! Read the Article

Taking a fun and positive approach to working in a 'new normal'

How can we take a fun and positive approach to working in a ‘new normal?’ BABC Board Director Kate Butcher, Kate Butcher Consulting, shares the impactful experience that resulted from launching a new virtual workshop for a client, including how connecting and 'playing' online created value and contributed toward the overall experience. If your company is looking for support to build and help your team, be sure to connect with Kate to see how she can support your goals. Read Kate's Article.

BABC Member Teague releases Women In Motion trend report

As leaders in global travel and mobility experience design, Teague is driven towards solutions that aim to serve each other better through the experiences we create. This report is a part of that process, it looks at the trends that have, and will continue to influence design across the travel, technology, and hospitality industries. Specifically, it addresses the unique needs that women face while in motion, be that through their daily commute or those bucket-list adventures across the globe. Teague's Women in Motion trend report investigates five areas of opportunity for brands that are tailoring new products and services for women. In this report, you will find thought-provoking market ex

BABC member Delta extends change-fee waivers, on-board social distancing, free travel for medical vo

From offering change-fee waivers for impacted and upcoming travel to supporting social distancing on board, BABC member Delta is committed to taking steps to ensure they are protecting customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. They're also continually evaluating those steps to stay nimble as the environment changes. The company has extended a number of recently announced policies and practices through June 2020. Read the full article.

Immigration Update: Coronavirus

Global immigration experts Fragomen have published their latest update on changes to global immigration systems in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The update contains information on the immigration policies of 151 jurisdictions across the world. Access the update.

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