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BBC World Service: Business Matters, US advises citizens against UK travel

Chief Revenue Officer, Les Williams featured on BBC’s Business Matters. Listen now as he covers: the CDC’s travel advice and the Surfside condo collapse, among other topics. Listen Here

In a blow to the UK’s tourist and aviation industries, the CDC has advised US citizens against travel to the country. We hear more from travel expert, Simon Calder. In Germany, catastrophic flooding has left at least 160 people dead and more than 170 others missing; later this week, Angela Merkel is expected to roll out an emergency aid package for those affected. We hear from the BBC’s Damien McGuinness in the village of Nuerburg. And we examine the causes of last month’s collapse of Champlain Towers South in Florida with Ana Bozovic, a real estate broker and founder of Analytics Miami and Benjamin Schafer, a structural engineer and professor at Johns Hopkins University. Plus, a news agency has been launched in Africa called Bird, which aims to find inspirational human interest and feature stories from across the continent. We find out more from Moky Makura, executive director of Africa No Filter, which has given its backing to the project.

Two guests join the program from opposite sides of the Pacific, Les Williams, associate professor at The School of Engineering at The University of Virginia and a co-founder of Risk Cooperative, and Lulu Chen, Asia Investing team leader for Bloomberg News in Hong Kong.

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