Boeing CEO to Business Travel Execs: Trust Us, 737 Max Is Safe Now

Dennis Muilenburg, president and chief executive of Boeing, is seen on March 7, 2019. Anna Moneymaker / Bloomberg NewsSkift Take: Boeing is going to have to do more than apologize to make travelers comfortable with taking the risk of flying on the 737 Max when it returns to service. Travel buyers and managers, too, are unlikely to ignore the risk with their jobs at stake. — Andrew SheivachmanRead the Complete Story On Skift

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Red Roof Inn Launches Aggressive Price-Match Guarantee to Boost Direct Bookings

A new price-match guarantee from Red Roof Inn is designed to keep guests booking directly with the chain. Red RoofSkift Take: Red Roof's new best rate guarantee program provides a strong incentive to anyone who finds a cheaper room rate through a third party site. With hotel distribution channels tightening up though, consumers may have a hard time in finding those deals. — Grant MartinRead the Complete Story On Skift

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The Paradox of Taxing Travelers for Overtourism

Edinburgh is just one of the destinations to implement a tourism tax. HannahWebb / FlickrSkift Take: Are destinations taxing visitors because they don't want them to show up? Actually, the conversation around tourism taxes shows that it's not really less visitors that destinations want — it's more resources and management tools to deal with them properly. — Rosie Spinks Read the Complete Story On Skift

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Will Too Many Empty Hotel Rooms in Middle East Require a New Business Model?

An oversupply of hotels rooms in places like Dubai (pictured) is prompting third-party management companies to offer their services. Rickisfriends / Visual HuntSkift Take: Third-party management is a relative unknown in the Middle East’s hospitality landscape. The challenge that white-label companies face is convincing owners and operators to relinquish control. — Devina DivechaRead the Complete Story On Skift

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The Unsung Hero That Makes My Travels Safer

You know how they say it’s the little things that matter? Well, today, I want to quickly mention one of the unsung heroes of my traveling life. So, let’s wander off the beaten track for a bit and talk about a little tool that helps me keep my mind at ease when on the road. I’m talking about a VPN app. VPN is short for Virtual Private Network. What’s a VPN have to do with traveling? Here we go… Find the best deals on airplane tickets and hotel rooms I’m going to dive straight into it. Firstly, full disclosure. The VPN app I’ll be talking about is CyberGhost VPN. I’m not saying it’s the best, the prettiest, the most amazing one out there, or anything like that. But it’s what I’ve been using, and I wouldn’t trade it for any other at the...

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