Roundup: Airline Crews Drunk with Power, Get Paid to Visit Thailand, Marriott Takes on Airbnb and More

This is a list of news from around the web which I came across in the last few days. I found these articles interesting and somewhat related to the travel and deal content you regularly see here at Danny the Deal Guru. Sometimes just interesting and not related at all, but I hope you enjoy them just the same. If you come across any interesting articles, please send them my way.
News Roundup

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Airlines Crews Are Drunk with Power & It Makes Us All Unsafe!

It seems like nowadays we are bombarded with tons of videos of people getting kicked off of flights. Of course the Dr. Dao situation with United was by far the worst, but this happens all of the time. Read more here.

Thailand Is Paying People to Get Out of Bankgok and Phuket and See the Rest of the Country

In an effort to increase domestic tourism, Thailand’s Finance Ministry has set aside 15 million baht ($467,730 USD) to pay people to travel around the country. Should the proposal be accepted, anyone who signs up for the program will receive 1,500 baht ($47 USD) via an e-payment system. Read more here.

Uber is paying drivers up to $40,000 each to celebrate its IPO

Uber drivers are set to receive up to $40,000 as a “driver appreciation reward” ahead of the ride-hailing giant’s initial public offering. Read more here.

Amex Platinum Cardholders Have 2 New Airport Lounge Options

On top of a Priority Pass membership and access to its own network of Centurion Lounges, cardholders also can enter a number of unaffiliated lounges like the Air Space Lounge in Cleveland and Plaza Premium Lounge in London Heathrow. Read more here.

7 Lessons I Learned from Sinemia Closing Down

Some good points on the Sinemia shut down that should come in handy for other similar services. Read more here.

Marriott punches back at AirBNB with entry into home rentals

Marriott is entering the home-rental business, the first of the major hotel companies to do so. The venture positions Marriott against a notorious foe of the hotel industry — home-sharing companies, such as AirBnB, that have successfully infiltrated and undermined the hotel world for over a decade. Read more here.

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