News and notes from around the interweb:
- Since today’s travelers are younger and leisure, without brand preference, they’re more likely to book through an online travel agency too.
- Since Israel is closed to tourists, their Ministry of Tourism is taking notes and prayers that they will physically place in the cracks of the Western Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, one of the holiest sites on earth. Anyone can submit for this.
- I guess it shouldn’t surprise me when things like this happen on planes. Airline passengers are people, and there are awful people on the ground, too.
- Computer Scientists Break Traveling Salesperson Record more computer science than travel, a foundational problem involving computing power and efficient travel.
- Before the pandemic over 40% of new Bonvoy members came from China, maybe that’s why Marriott’s CEO seems to support Xi Jinping’s re-election so enthusiastically.
- Finnair is now selling business class meals in grocery stores. That’s a business Thai Airways was looking to get into as part of its turnaround plan and I’d actually buy their food, since I’m starved for decent Thai in Austin.
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