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  • LONDON, Dec 10- TUI Group, the world's largest leisure tourism firm, said bookings were up on last year, as European demand for holidays continued despite increased security threats, putting it on track to grow annual earnings by over 10 percent. In November, Britain suspended flights to Egyptian resort Sharm al-Sheikh, while trips to Tunisia were canceled...

  • *QIA to take 10.5 pct of Accor, Kingdom Holding 5.8 pct. PARIS, Dec 9- AccorHotels is buying the owner of luxury hotels including London's Savoy and New York's Plaza, in a cash-and-share deal worth $2.9 billion that will also raise the U.S. profile of Europe's largest hotel group. The share issue will leave the Qatar Investment Authority with a 10.5 percent stake in...

  • PARIS, Dec 9- AccorHotels, Europe's largest hotel company, said on Wednesday it was buying the owner of luxury hotels including London's Savoy and New York's Plaza in a cash-and-share deal worth $2.9 billion. The Paris- based company said in a statement it would pay for FRHI Holdings Ltd- parent of the Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel chains- with $840 million in cash...

  • Dec 9- The Federal Trade Commission has settled a lawsuit accusing hotel group Wyndham Worldwide Corp of failing to properly safeguard customer information, in a case arising from three data breaches affecting more than 619,000 customers. Wyndham's brands include Days Inn, Howard Johnson, Ramada, Super 8 and Travelodge, as well as Wyndham.

  • Business of leveraging bars for hotel stays: CEO

    Scott Gerber, Gerber Group CEO and creator of 17 different bars, discusses trends in consumer nightlife and how hotels look to latch on.

  • Dec 9- The Federal Trade Commission has settled a lawsuit accusing hotel group Wyndham Worldwide Corp of failing to properly safeguard customer information, in a case arising from three data breaches affecting more than 619,000 customers. The consent order on Wednesday was filed with the federal court in Newark, New Jersey, 3-1/ 2 months after a federal appeals...

  • *Revised Q3 figures show Japan not in recession after all. TOKYO, Dec 8- Even before Tuesday's revised figures banished what preliminary data said was Japan's fourth recession in five years, it was an unlikely downturn, complete with high employment, heaving hotels and tinkling cash tills. Though exports have taken a hit from China's slowdown, and wage growth is...

  • TRUJILLO ARRESTED OFF CRUISE SHIP AT PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA, BY U.S.

  • ZURICH, Dec 3- Switzerland's strong franc has driven French and German skiers and hikers away. But in the Alpine resort of Interlaken, perched beneath Europe's highest railway station on the Jungfraujoch glacier, a new kind of tourist has arrived from further afield. The top four sources of visitors after the Swiss themselves are now China, the Gulf countries,...

  • Travelers arrive to check in for flights at O'Hare International Airport.

    With the Christmas travel rush nearly upon us, Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi tells CNBC there's still time to get great deals on airfares.

  • Denver's new $580M Westin airport hotel

    The 519-room Westin at Denver International is now open, joining other travel hubs in the airport hotel trend.

  • Carnival CEO: Australia is very important to us

    Arnold W. Donald, president and CEO of Carnival, says Australians contribute 8.1M cruise days - a key industry metric - to Carnival's 80M per year.

  • *Global security concerns also remained on the forefront after the U.S. State Department issued a global travel alert for Americans and Turkey said it shot down a Russian warplane that had violated its airspace near the Syrian border. Shares of travel website operator Priceline were down 1.8 percent, while cruise operators Carnival Corp and Royal Carribean...

  • Williston leaders say it is time for oilfield workers to plant permanent roots or use existing hotels for extended stays and point out to abundant new permanent housing in this city with an estimated population of about 31,000.. "The man camp industry should understand we allowed them to come here on a temporary basis," said Howard Klug, Williston's mayor, who...

  • TOKYO, Nov 20- U.S. alternate asset manager Fortress Investment Group, which has pumped in about $180 million from a new fund into Japan hotel assets, is considering further investments in the sector due to its long-term growth potential, despite a run-up in prices. Of this, roughly about $180 million has been invested in hotels, said Thomas Pulley, chief investment...

  • Nov 20- Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc said payment systems at 54 of its hotels in North America had been infected with a malware designed to collect payment card data. Starwood Hotels, which has agreed to be bought by Marriott International Inc, said the payment systems at the 54 hotels had been affected for varying periods between November 2014 and...

  • Starwood Hotels, which has agreed to be bought by Marriott International Inc shares, did not name the affected properties or say how long the malaware was in their systems. Starwood Hotels could not be immediately reached for further comment. Starwood Hotels and Marriott's shares were unchanged in morning trading on Friday.

  • Nov 20- Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc said the point-of-sale systems at some hotels in North America were infected with malware, enabling unauthorized parties to access payment card data of some customers.

  • A pedestrian walks by a W hotel in San Francisco.

    Point of sale systems of a limited number of its hotels in North America were infected with malware, the company said.

  • TOKYO, Nov 20- U.S. alternate asset manager Fortress Investment Group, which has pumped in about $180 million from a new fund into Japan hotel assets, is considering further investments in the sector due to its long-term growth potential, despite a run-up in prices. Of this, roughly about $180 million has been invested in hotels, said Thomas Pully, chief investment...