Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan, taken by Wikimedia Commons user Gage Skidmore.

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

  • First Bitcoin ATM arrives in Sin City – Las Vegas now has an automatic teller machine that allows customers to deposit cash as Bitcoins or withdraw the same way. (LA Times)
  • Curacao becomes jetBlue’s newest destination – Beginning Dec. 2, JetBlue will fly nonstop to the Caribbean island from its  New York JFK hub twice a week. (USA Today)
  • Indonesia hires Jackie Chan to promote tourism – Indonesian officials have appointed the world-famous movie star to be Indonesia’s tourism ambassador to China. (Jakarta Post)
  • Japan’s casinos to be “tourist first” – When the country’s new casinos go online, Japanese citizens will likely have to pay a fee to enter; tourists will be able to enter for free. (Skift)
  • Virgin America looks to file for IPO – The growing airline has filed plans to launch an initial public offering in the US, and it may use the net proceeds to bolster its routes and add some new ones. (Fortune)
  • Ebola outbreak forces travel warnings – As the deadly virus continues to remain uncontained in several West African nations, the US and other countries have advised against non-essential travel to the area, though the spread of Ebola from its African epicenter cannot be stopped by restricting air travel or closing borders, according to the World Health Organization. (Nat Journal)

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