Ethiopian Airlines Ex-Engineer Says Records Breached After Boeing 737 Max Crash

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Yonas Yeshanew, former chief engineer at Ethiopian Airlines, said maintenance records were falsified at the carrier. One of its Boeing 737 Max jets crashed in March 2019. Associated Press

Skift Take: Ethiopian Airlines is a highly regarded global airline with a strong safety record. But something is not right here. Regulators need to figure out what happened.

— Brian Sumers

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U.S. Considers Rejoining UN’s World Tourism Organization in a Rare Nod to Global Cooperation

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UNWTO Headquarters in Madrid Skift

Skift Take: The policies of the Trump administration haven’t exactly been friendly to inbound U.S. tourism, nor to international cooperation. But for reasons not entirely clear, the administration seems keen to get back into the UN’s World Tourism Organization.

— Rosie Spinks

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Dominican Tourism Is Down But Not Out Following Sensational Visitor Death Headlines

Playa Hotels & Resorts

A rendering of the new Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana set to open in the Dominican Republic next month. Playa Hotels & Resorts

Skift Take: What’s done is done as it relates to the tourism dollars lost in the Dominican Republic this summer. The country is fighting perception at this point, but instead of blaming the media, it should look at local travel industry partners as a means to help regain consumer confidence.

— Danni Santana

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