Chai Digest: Turkish rewards doctors, in-room yoga service, and more

Zipcar expands car rentals to airports, starting with NYC (USA Today).

Huawei Founder Speaks to Media for First Time (WSJ China Real Time). The secretive leader of China’s dominant networking equipment manufacturer.

Frustrated Air Travelers, the T.S.A. Chief Shares Your Pain (NYT).

Florida’s Eco-Friendly Golf Course (Departures – membership required). Built on reclaimed land.

Mexico: The Stranger Next Door (Bloomberg Businessweek). Mexico’s economy is booming.

Choice to help fund renovations of Comfort hotels (Travel Weekly). Plenty of room to improve.

Delta flexes its financial muscles to lure passengers (Seattle Times). As usual, no interest in improving SkyMiles.

Turkish Airlines offers doctors miles to identify themselves in advance (Skift), following the lead of Lufthansa and Austrian. Hey, my parents are nurses and have helped on numerous flights, how about throwing some points their way?

Dubai’s newest contribution to tourism excess: an ice lounge (Skift). Not sure it will be at the top of my list for my stop in Dubai next week.

A Tour of Old City Hall Station in New York, Closed since 1945 (Upgrd Mike).

Modern Art Galleries in Shanghai (Nomadic Chick).

A Visit to the Botero Museum in Bogota, Colombia (Hike Bike Travel).

In-room yoga service at Kimpton Hotels (Taking the Kids).

Why Is There So Much Salt in Processed Foods? (Slate)

Priceline Shows Compassion When You Have Documentation (New Girl in the Air).

The U.S. and Canada Report Progress on Phase I of Entry/Exit Project (CBP.gov).

Saudi Arabia to relax visa rules for religious pilgrims, allow additional tourism (Skift). Getting excited for my trip next week!

Google and ITA Software abandon airline reservations business (Skift).

Serbia, Kosovo Advance Toward Bloc (WSJ). A Different Balkan Story (NYT).

Where to bury a villain? Marathon Suspect’s Body Is Ready for Burial. The Question Remains: Where? (NYT). To locals’ surprise, Tamerlan Tsarnaev buried in Virginia cemetery (CNN).

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  • RJ Brown

    I would be willing to be a doctor if I had stayed in Relais and Chateau property the night before……..

  • Pamela T

    I would love to peer over your shoulder and see what your reading list is each day. Love this selection. Thanks.

  • john

    excellent selection thanks