Travel Agenda: Travel Live; American Airlines; Journey Latin America

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Today: Adventure Travel Live at the Royal Horticultural Halls in central London features talks on the Inca Trail, going overland from Beijing to Cape Town, and Galápagos. The event continues tomorrow ( ). Also today, the striking Oscar Niemeyer Auditorium will open with three days of cultural celebration in Ravello on Italy's Amalfi Coast ( ).

This week: On Monday, Dallas-based American Airlines does away with cash transactions on all its international routes ( ). On Thursday, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in London has its soft opening. Occupying a former GLC site, the circular glass building boasts more than 1,000 guest rooms ( ).

In the diary: Specialist operator Journey Latin America celebrates its 30th anniversary with two special tours to the lesser-visited regions of Patagonia and the Guyanas, lead by the company's founders, Brian Williams and Chris Parrott. The tours depart in September and October ( ).