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  • Dec 28- InterContinental Hotels Group Plc said on Wednesday it is investigating claims of a possible payment card breach at some of its hotels in the United States. A pattern of fraud on customer credit and debit cards was seen, that suggested a breach at some InterContinental properties, particularly at Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express hotels, the blog...

  • SANTIAGO, Dec 25- A major 7.6 magnitude earthquake jolted southern Chile on Sunday, prompting thousands to evacuate coastal areas, but no fatalities or major damage were reported in the tourism and salmon farming region. Chile's National Emergency Office lifted both the evacuation order and a tsunami watch three hours after the Christmas Day quake struck,...

  • SANTIAGO, Dec 25- A major 7.6 magnitude earthquake jolted southern Chile on Sunday, prompting thousands to evacuate coastal areas, but no fatalities or major damage were reported in the tourism and salmon farming region. Eight mostly small ports in the area were closed, Chile's Navy said. "There was a lot, a lot of movement here, but besides that nothing of note, there...

  • Dec 21- Hotels in Las Vegas and Washington owned by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump reached agreements with their workers' unions that will end a series of cases alleging the hotels violated federal labor law, the Trump Organization and unions said on Wednesday. More than 500 food and beverage and housekeeping employees at the Trump International Hotel Las...

  • Unusual activity: Betting on MGM

    "Fast Money Halftime Report" trader Jon Najarian discusses unusual options activity in MGM Resorts.

  • Dec 21- Hotels in Las Vegas and Washington owned by U.S. National Labor Relations Board against the Las Vegas hotel, union spokeswoman Bethany Khan said. Eric Danziger, the chief executive of Trump Hotels, called Unite Here Local 25, the union representing workers at the hotel, which is down Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House, an "important partner" in a...

  • Dec 21- Hotels in Las Vegas and Washington D.C. owned by U.S. The four-year contracts effective Jan. 1 will provide employees of Trump International hotels in those cities with annual raises and pension and health care benefits, Trump Hotels and four unions said in a joint statement. National Labor Relations Board against the Las Vegas hotel, union spokeswoman...

  • More regional competition for Asia's casinos: Analyst

    Alex Bumazhny at Fitch Ratings weighs in on the newest casino to open in the Philippines and the gaming space in the region.

  • Mass market casinos doing better: Expert

    Grant Govertsen, MD at Union Gaming Group, says the winning streak for Macau's casinos is set to continue.

  • A mascot of TripAdvisor is seen at its display at a trade fair.

    Some analysts were skeptical of its affect on TripAdvisor, suggesting the Expedia deal was expected, and not "a game changer."

  • Are smart hotels the future of travel?

    Luggage-free travel, smart hotels and augmented reality could soon be a reality, says Abhiram Chowdhry at Hotels.com.

  • Industry expects more cruise passengers in 2017

    The Cruise Lines International Association estimates 25.3 million passengers will set sail next year.

  • Stocks to Watch: December 19, 2016

    Lennar, Costco and Walt Disney stocks are making headlines this Monday morning to kick off the trading week.

  • WELLINGTON, Dec 15- New Zealand's government said on Thursday it would spend around NZ $2 billion rebuilding road and railway links to the tourist resort of Kaikoura, after the South Island's main transport artery was wiped out in a deadly earthquake last month. The government plans to pass rules to speed up road repair, but it will still take 12 months to get...

  • BRASILIA, Dec 14- The Trump Organization Inc said on Wednesday it has pulled out of a hotel venture in Rio de Janeiro that is part of a criminal investigation in Brazil, with a Trump Hotels spokeswoman citing construction delays and differences in vision. "Unfortunately, the developers of the Rio de Janeiro hotel are significantly behind on the completion of the...

  • How casinos figure into Abenomics

    Integrated resorts in Japan will play a major role in encouraging consumption in city centers in Japan, says Martin Schulz at the Fujitsu Research Institute.

  • Will Japan take a gamble on casinos?

    The first casinos in Japan are likely to appear only in 2022 if the bill gets passed in parliament, says Jesper Koll, CEO at WisdomTree Japan.

  • Norwegian Cruise Line CEO on Trump's Cuba policy

    Frank Del Rio, Norwegian Cruise Line CEO, weighs in on President-elect Donald Trump, including his impact on the economy and his Cuba policy. With Tilman Fertitta, Landry's CEO.

  • *Accor's initial investment in Banyan Tree worth $17 mln. PARIS, Dec 8- AccorHotels has bought an initial five percent stake in Singapore's Banyan Tree Holdings as part of Accor's current strategy to strengthen its luxury hotels portfolio to give a boost to its earnings. The move follows similar deals by AccorHotels, which is Europe's largest hotels group, in the...

  • Norwegian Cruise Line said its first ship would set sail to Havana from Miami on March 7 next year, while Royal Caribbean did not specify a date. The Adonia was the first U.S.-owned ship to sail to Cuba from the United States since Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution. Cuba said in April it would lift a ban on Cuban-born citizens entering and leaving the country in...