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  • *John Paul eyes sales of $170 mln in 2018 vs $60 mln in 2016. PARIS, July 27- AccorHotels said on Wednesday it had entered exclusive talks to buy concierge service provider John Paul, as it pushes further into new hospitality services and beefs up its response to the challenges of Airbnb. Under the terms of the deal, AccorHotels- the world's fifth-largest hotel group-...

  • Hilton, the world's largest hotel operator by market value, gets more than three quarters of its revenue from the United States. Net income attributable to shareholders rose to $239 million, or 24 cents per share, in the quarter ended June 30 from $161 million, or 16 cents per share, a year earlier. Analysts on average had expected earnings of 26 cents per share on...

  • PARIS, July 27- AccorHotels said on Wednesday it had entered exclusive talks to buy concierge service provider John Paul, further beefing up its response to the challenges of Airbnb. Under the terms of the deal, AccorHotels- the world's fifth-largest hotel group- will acquire 80 percent of John Paul for about $150 million in equity and debt, with the company's...

  • STAMFORD, Conn.— Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc. on Tuesday reported a second-quarter loss of $263 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 73 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in October, Starwood Hotels expects its...

  • Charlie Baker is backing off his support of a plan to require online lodging services such as Airbnb to pay the same taxes as hotels and motels just days after he said levying the tax was necessary. On Thursday, Baker said during his monthly "Ask the Governor" segment on WGBH-FM that he would sign a proposal to apply the hotel tax to services such as San Francisco-...

  • PHILADELPHIA— Facing hotel bills running into the thousands of dollars, some delegates to the Democratic National Convention are planning to do like college students on spring break and squeeze as many people into a room as they can. Nicole Lutkemuller, a Bernie Sanders delegate from Tahoma, California, said her two-bed room at the Marriott Hotel Philadelphia...

  • July 21- French construction group Bouygues is employing more than 100 Indian laborers to work on a hotel it is building in Cuba, breaking a taboo in the Communist-run country on hiring foreign labor in order to meet increased tourism demand. For a country struggling to prop up export revenue in the face of low commodity prices, foreign workers on the Caribbean...

  • DigitalGlobe imagery of Tree Island. Tree Island is one of the main islands of the Paracel Islands group in the South China Sea.

    Up to eight Chinese ships will offer cruises to the South China Sea over the next five years, as Beijing promotes tourism to the disputed waters.

  • NYSE end of day, after hours

    Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Thursday.

  • Loews opens new resort

    Loews is opening a new resort at Universal Orlando. Discussing the importance of securing hotels, with Jonathan Tisch, Loews Hotels Chairman, Co-Owner of the Giants, Loews Co-Chairman of the Board

  • Double down Black Jack gambling

    Wynn Resorts shares are now fairly valued due to lower operating estimates after a price spike earlier this year, JPMorgan says.

  • NEW YORK, July 13- A former investor in the studio behind the "Twilight" movie franchise was arrested on Wednesday on charges that he participated in fraudulent schemes involving a bankrupt technology company called Kit Digital Inc.. Omar Amanat, an investor in media, finance and technology companies, was charged in an indictment filed in Manhattan federal...

  • PARIS, July 12- AccorHotels, Europe's largest hotel group, and top Chinese shareholder Shanghai Jin Jiang International are talking about their relations but a satisfactory solution has yet to be found, Accor's chief executive said on Tuesday. Accor shareholders on Tuesday approved a plan to buy the owner of luxury hotels including London's Savoy and New...

  • You can bring your dog on the Queen Mary 2

    Carnival President and CEO Arnold Donald, discusses the amenities aboard the Queen Mary 2 cruise ship, and the currency drag from Brexit.

  • The Carnival cruise ship Adonia in Havana, Cuba, May 3, 2016.

    Arnold Donald, Carnival Corporation CEO & President, discusses his company's outlook and how to weather the uncertainty in currencies surrounding the Brexit.

  • Carnival Miracle cruise ship

    Carnival traded in a wide range, after the cruise line reported second-quarter earnings and a $1 billion buyback authorization.

  • June 28- Carnival Corp reported a 3.2 percent rise in quarterly revenue as the world's largest cruise operator gained from higher ticket prices and onboard spending. The company's net income rose to $605 million, or 80 cents per share, for the second quarter ended May 31, from $222 million, or 29 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $3.71 billion from $3.59...

  • HAVANA, June 27- A large "Four Points by Sheraton" sign has gone up outside the Havana hotel that this week becomes the first in Cuba to operate under a U.S. brand since the 1959 revolution. The military-owned Gaviota 5th Avenue Hotel, close to the Caribbean seafront, is one of two hotels that Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide agreed to manage in a...

  • HAVANA, June 27- A large "Four Points by Sheraton" sign has gone up outside the Havana hotel that this week becomes the first in Cuba to operate under a U.S. brand since the 1959 revolution. The military-owned Gaviota 5th Avenue Hotel, close to the Caribbean seafront, is one of two hotels that Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide agreed to manage in a...

  • HAVANA, June 27- A large "Four Points by Sheraton" sign has gone up outside the Havana hotel that this week becomes the first in Cuba to operate under a U.S. brand since the 1959 revolution. The military-owned Gaviota 5th Avenue Hotel, close to the Caribbean seafront, is one of two hotels that Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide agreed to manage in a...