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Boeing 737 Max’s Problems Force Ryanair to Cut Back Its Growth Plans

Ryanair said the slowdown in growth would prompt it to reduce flights or even close its bases toward the end of this year at some of the airports it served. Mr. O’Leary said the cuts were “directly caused” by Boeing’s problems with the 737 Max.Amie Tsang (New York Times)

Airbnb Enters the ‘Luxe’ Market

The Luxe portfolio of 2,000 homes, available starting Tuesday, includes villas in Tuscany, ski lodges in New Zealand and castles in the French countryside. They were selected from the 5,000 properties listed on Luxury Retreats, a high-end vacation rental company that Airbnb acquired in 2017.Shivani Vora (New York Times)

Don’t Call It Tex-Mex

Until the Mexican-American War ended in 1848, much of southern Texas was Mexico, and for centuries before that part of the Viceroyalty of New Spain. That’s why, to Mr. Medrano, the heart of Texas Mexican culture is an area that includes southern Texas — the Rio Grande Valley, Corpus Christi and greater San Antonio and Houston — but also part of the northern Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León and Tamaulipas.Rachel Wharton (New York Times)

Martinique: A Slice of France, Tropical Forests and, Yes, Beaches Too

And while Martinique is very much a part of France — most of the tourists are French, meaning you can go days without running into any Americans — it also has its own rich history and culture. These traditions actually are becoming more prominent on the island in recent years, as younger islanders look for ways to try to reconnect with their culture.Eric Lipton (New York Times)

52 Places to Go in 2019

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At Hotels, Space That’s Like the Office, ‘but Cooler’

Millennials tend be more nomadic than the older generation of travelers and spend more time outside of their room. Hotels have picked up on this, and more of them are offering a co-working option.Jessica Colliso (Global Business Travel Association)

The ‘Winter Friday’ Off Is Now a Thing

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Why Puerto Rico Is No. 1 on Our Places to Go List

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The Airports of the Future Have Arrived

I think one of the things we can really expect is that biometrics will be used throughout the entire process. If you can avoid people having to stop and queue — stopping and queuing takes up space — if people can move, they don’t need as much space.Angela Gittens (A.C.I. World)

We’re Reimagining Our Travel Journalism. Tell Us What You’d Like to See.

Now, people can much more easily visit places themselves, and they don’t necessarily want our take on a place; they want the tools to discover it for themselves and find their own take on it.Amy Virshup (New York Times)

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