Riviera Hotel Las Vegas
Las Vegas’ Riviera facade, taken by Wikimedia Commons user Michael180.

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

  • Riviera closes after 60 years – Las Vegas took an historical hit this week when the famous Riviera hotel closed to make way for a new convention center. (LVS)
  • Google moves to pilotless airplanes – After basically conquering the driverless car, Google is now turning to planes to make them pilotless. (DM)
  • jetBlue teams with Amazon Prime – Travelers who worried that the US budget carrier may remove its free inflight wifi can breathe a sigh of relief, as Amazon Prime will support it going forward. (SFG)
  • Ferry service approved, US to Cuba – The Obama administration has furthered its commitment to Cuba-US relations as it approved a ferry service between Cuba and Miami. (Reuters)

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