Mohegan Sun South Korea Renderings
Mohegan Sun South Korea Renderings. PRNewsFoto/Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority

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

  • Standard Hotels launches own app – The group of luxury hotels is competing against apps like HotelTonight with its own same-day booking application. (HuffPo)
  • Amazon launches Destinations – The retail giant has unveiled its new travel service, called Amazon Destinations, aimed at people looking to book weekend retreats and shorter getaways. (TT)
  • Mohegan Sun may come to S. Korea – Mohegan Sun of Connecticut and South Korea’s Incheon International Airport have signed a memorandum of understanding that could allow them to partner on a new $5 billion casino resort (pictured above). (Reuters)
  • World’s fastest train now faster – Japan’s maglev train, the world’s fastest, broke its own record when it hit about 602 km/h (374 mph) on a test track this week. (WP)
  • Equinox to open hotel in NYC – The upscale brand of fitness centers will open its first hotel in New York City’s Hudson Yards, focusing on fitness and wellbeing. (CNY)
  • Thousands die in Nepal earthquake – In a terrible loss of life and history, Nepal was hit by a 7.8 quake, followed by numerous tremors and aftershocks. (CNN)

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