Royal Caribbean Robot Bar
Royal Caribbean’s Robot Bartenders on the Quantum of the Seas. Taken from RC website.

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

  • Ryanair partners with PayPal – The leading budget airline of Europe signed a deal that will allow its customers to pay for flights and additional costs with their PayPal accounts. (Skift)
  • Volcano in Iceland causes travel alarm – An eruption under an ice cap in Iceland sparked fears of doom, and regulators closed airspace over the area. (BBC)
  • RC has robot bartenders – The giant cruise line, Royal Caribbean, now has bars that will be staffed by robot bartenders, among other technology firsts. (USA Today)
  • Iberia develops signature scent on board – The Spanish flag-carrier airline has developed its own signature scent, called “Mediterráneo,” to appeal to travelers’ five senses. (Skift)
  • Oceania plans 1/2 year cruise – Oceania Cruises has begun taking bookings for their second epic, 180-day ocean voyage that includes stops in South America, Africa and Asia, departing from Miami at the beginning of 2016. (USA Today)

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