VooDoo Zip Line Las Vegas Rio Hotel
VooDoo Zip Line at the Las Vegas Rio Hotel. Taken from www.voodoozipline.com

Here are some of the relevant travel news headlines and stories from the previous week through today:

  • Second zip line opens in Vegas – The VooDoo Zip Line has opened in Las Vegas at the Rio Hotel, spanning the hotels two towers; the zip line runs between the VooDoo Steakhouse on the 50th floor of a Rio tower and the 30-story tower next door, with the 70-second rides costing between $25 to $37 per person. (Skift)
  • Chinese father and son held for passport drawings – A father and son visiting South Korea were held for days in the country when the customs officials found the father’s passport to be full of doodles and drawings all over, done by the hand of his son. (oneindia)
  • Skype introduces translation – The Microsoft CEO introduced a language translation service at an event this week, which will translate web conference dialogue in real time. (Bloomberg)
  • Virgin Galactic gains FAA approval – Richard Branson’s Virgin space arm cleared a regulatory hurdle this week when the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) approved its plans to be integrated into the National Airspace System. (BBC)
  • jetBlue and Singapore Airlines team up – The New York-based budget carrier has signed a codeshare agreement with the flagship of the city-state that would give jetBlue access to 5 international destinations in Europe and Asia while giving Singapore Airlines access to 16 domestic US destinations. (MW)
  • Seaplane service starts up between NYC, Boston, and DC – Tailwind Air Service is launching daily shuttle flights in the northeast with seaplanes, landing at the New York Skyports Airport, a seaplane airport on the East River in Manhattan. (BG)
  • Swiss Air becomes first ‘allergy-friendly’ airline – Swiss Air becomes the first airline to be certified as ‘allergy-friendly’ by the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation. (USA Today)

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