Round Up: Austin Tourism Boycott Proposed, New York for Art Lovers, Fitness Hotels, Largest Airplane in the World

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Welcome to the Round Up – our recurring compilation of the interesting, intriguing, and just plain weird things we find on the internet.

  • Austin Mayor Fights Proposed Sexism Tourist Boycott – The Austin mayor received a letter from a man threatening a boycott of the city.  The protester had his knickers in a bunch over a females-only screening of the film Wonder Woman hosted by the Alamo Drafthouse last weekend.  The mayor’s witty retort defends the theater’s position.  It also stays with the tradition of “keeping Austin weird” quite well! – (Mic)
  • Five New York Hotels for Art Lovers – If you love art, here are five hotels you might consider for your next stay in the Big Apple. (The Independent)
  • Hilton Joins the Fitness Revolution – Hilton is testing fitness equipment in guest rooms at select properties.  Didn’t other hotels pioneer this years ago?  (Travel Weekly)
  • Microsoft Co-Founder Debuts World’s Largest Airplane – Forget passenger capacity… this airplane is designed for an entirely different type of payload.  (

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About Jim Ogden

Jim is an information technology strategy consultant who has traveled extensively for client projects. Despite having logged many miles for business, it is the personal travel he most values. When traveling for pleasure, Jim prefers to seek out the authentic soul of the places he visits. His favorite travel memories are not of the tourist-friendly areas but rather the places off the beaten-path. As an expat and foodie, Jim brings a perspective of writing based on maximizing the experience of traveling.

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