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Connect Weekly: ASAE Asking Congress for Aid, Airline Bailouts & More

Abigail Sakati |

The Capitol and Reflecting Pool in Washington, DC.Welcome to another edition of Aventri’s Connect Weekly column, where we share the top five news stories from the week that today’s meeting and event planners should know. We aim to cover everything from the worlds of events, technology, business, marketing, social media, travel, hospitality and beyond. Check out the top stories from the week of April 13, 2020.


Hospitality Workers Are Getting Gigs at Hospitals During the Pandemic

Learn how a staffing provider for the hospitality industry, based in New York, is helping hospitality industry employees find work during the pandemic. Jitjatjo launched the #hirehospitality campaign to help find work for those unemployed and to encourage other industries to look for new sources of staffing. Read more.


Airlines Grateful for Bailout, but Stress It’s Not a Quick Fix

Airline companies are grateful for their share of the government stimulus package, however it does not solve for the long term effects of the pandemic. In exchange for cash, the airline companies are prohibited from furloughing their employees, cutting pay, or buying back shares. This stimulus has allowed the airlines to continue to operate and use their planes to ship much needed equipment and supplies. Learn more about how the stimulus package is affecting airline companies and if this is enough to sustain long term operations. Read here.


Drawing Insights for Events from a COVID-19 Study in Germany

ICEONLINE, a U.K.-based resource targeted to in-house corporate event planners, made predictions for what large events may look like post pandemic. Research conducted by Professor Hendrick Streeck, a virologist from the University of Bonn, Germany, suggests that most cases of Coronavirus originated from large congregations of people for long periods of time. Based on these findings, smaller events may become the future, while the industry starts to come back. Read more insights here.


ASAE Calls on Congress to Help Associations

ASAE calls for organizations to urge congress to provide relief for associations affected by the pandemic. Approximately 4,500 organizations have signed ASAE’s letter that asks for  "$25 billion in aid for associations facing financial losses from canceled conferences and events; eligibility for associations to access small business interruption loans that prevent layoffs and continue to pay employees; and a pandemic risk insurance program to create a federal backstop for prospective insurance claims related to a pandemic or epidemic.” Find out more.


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This Post was Written by Abigail Sakati

Abigail Sakati is a senior marketing major with a minor in accounting at Fairfield University. She has been interning with Aventri since May 2019 as the digital marketing analyst intern.

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