Qatar-American Alliance, Travel Influencers, Myanmar Glut

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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.

  • Qatar Doubles Down on American  –  VFTW broke the news this morning that Qatar Airways is taking a 3.5% ownership stake, and possibly as much as 10%, in American Airlines. Qatar Airways is already the lead stakeholder for British Airways. I’m also curious to see how this changes the view on Middle Eastern competition with the Big 3 and the White House.  (View From the Wing)
  • Travel Influencers  –  Forbes top travel influencers share their best tips. Sign up for a frequent flyer account, use a rewards credit card, and maximize your miles. (Tell us something we didn’t know!) Want something more interesting? Click through to see who Forbes considers to be the top 10 travel influencers in 2017.  (Forbes)
  • Is Tourism Beyond Rangoon?  –  Did Myanmar overbuild for a tourism boom that is now busting? The country comparing themselves to Thailand for development potential might be the first clue.  (Bloomberg)

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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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