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Vegas by bus A line of Vegas.com Arrow buses now drops visitors off in front of hotels and top city landmarks. vegas.com, from $3.

Chicago culture The Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies has moved to a building across from Grant Park. spertus.edu, $7.

Cruise news Celebrity Cruises has a new ship, Celebrity Solstice, sailing the Caribbean. celebritycruises.com.

L.A. lunch The first DineLA Restaurant weeks are Jan. 27¿Feb. 1 and Feb. 3¿8. A three-course lunch costs $15; dinner is $25. dinela.com.

Tour for two You can tour Miami Beach in GoCars, mini two-seater cars equipped with GPS. gocartours.com, $49.

Swiss railway The new Lötschberg Base Tunnel through the Alps is open to passenger trains. The Bern-to-Milan trip is 30 minutes shorter.

Polar explorer Lindblad Expeditions has added a ship to its fleet. National Geographic Explorer begins sailing the Arctic this summer. expeditions.com.

Wholly Moses A Grandma Moses painting exhibit opens Jan. 26 at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Fla. ringling.org, $19.

JetBlue online JetBlue has signed deals with Priceline and Orbitz to list its flights on the search engines for bookings and travel packages.

New air route Aer Lingus, Ireland's national carrier, has launched a nonstop route between Dublin and San Francisco.

Virtual passes Continental is testing a system at Houston's airport in which passengers can use images sent to their cell phones as virtual boarding passes.

Green rentals Enterprise, National, and Alamo are now offering customers the option of purchasing a $1.25 carbon offset per car rental. The sister companies will match contributions up to a total of $1 million.

Argentina tour Cultural and historic tours of three Buenos Aires barrios are now available for iPods. mptours.com, $15.

Photo sharing Flickr's new "Places" tool allows people to search for photos posted to the site by users in more than 100,000 locations around the world.

D.C. cabs By April, taxis in Washington, D.C., are expected to install meters, abandoning the zone system for charging passengers.

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