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  • Sept 22- Carnival Corp, the world's largest cruise ship operator, reported its third straight fall in quarterly sales as a stronger dollar reduced revenue from ticket sales. The company's net income fell to $1.22 billion, or $1.56 per share, in the third quarter ended Aug. 31 from $1.24 billion, or $1.60 per share, a year earlier. Total revenue fell 1.3 percent to $4.89...

  • Here's how hotels are dealing with Wi-Fi Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | 7:33 AM ET
    A pedestrian walks past the Marriott New York Marquis hotel, Feb. 11, 2009.

    Take a peek at how a few hotels are preparing for, or retreating from, Wi-Fi war. USA Today reports.

  • Sept 21- Hong Kong stocks sagged on Monday, weighed down by broad weakness in markets amid lingering worries about global economic growth. Equities in major Asian markets, including Japan and Taiwan, also fell on Monday. Shanghai Jin Jiang International Hotels Group fell 7.4 percent after it agreed to acquire an 81 percent interest in Keystone Lodging Holdings...

  • Airbnb: Young Chinese are fueling booming demand Sunday, 20 Sep 2015 | 6:23 PM ET
    Airbnb: Young Chinese are fueling booming demand

    Nathan Blecharczyk, CTO and co-founder of Airbnb, attributes the 700 percent growth in the use of Airbnb in China over the past 12 months to young Chinese travelers.

  • IHG: Fed isn't giving us more certainty Thursday, 17 Sep 2015 | 6:33 PM ET
    IHG: Fed isn't giving us more certainty

    Richard Solomons, Global CEO at InterContinental Hotels Group, discusses the Fed's policy decision and explains why currency volatility isn't a major issue for the company.

  • OneFineStay: The luxury experience Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 4:50 AM ET
    OneFineStay: The luxury experience

    OneFineStay has been dubbed the luxury Airbnb. Keyvan Nilforoushan, vice president (Europe) at OneFineStay, explains.

  • Tunisia eyes enhanced security to win back tourists Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015 | 10:35 AM ET

    ESSEN, Germany, Sept 15- Tunisia has seen tourism numbers plummet after a gunman killed dozens of holidaymakers at a beach resort in June, but hopes increased security at hotels, airports and museums can start to restore some confidence in the North African country. "We are scared Tunisia will disappear off the tourist map," Abdellatif Hamam, the director general of...

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 14- Disney cruises can be expensive, but you do not have to choose between sailing with Mickey and sending your children to college someday. To get a good deal on Disney Cruise Line, it helps to understand the Walt Disney Co unit's unique position in the marketplace that keeps prices high, said Carolyn Spencer Brown, editor in chief of Cruise Critic, a...

  • COLUMN-How to find a Disney cruise for less Monday, 14 Sep 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, Sept 14- Disney cruises can be expensive, but you do not have to choose between sailing with Mickey and sending your children to college someday. To get a good deal on Disney Cruise Line, it helps to understand the Walt Disney Co unit's unique position in the marketplace that keeps prices high, said Carolyn Spencer Brown, chief executive officer of...

  • ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept 8- An engine fire on board a cruise ship operated by Carnival Corp left about 4,500 passengers and crew stranded in the U.S. Virgin Islands for a second day on Tuesday and forced the cruise operator to cut the trip short. The Carnival Liberty set sail from San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Sunday with 3,346 guests and 1,150 crew on board and was...

  • ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept 8- About 4,500 passengers and crew were stranded in the U.S. Virgin Islands for a second day after an engine fire on board a cruise ship operated by Carnival Corp.. The company said on Tuesday that a team of experts, including representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard, had boarded the Carnival Liberty to assess damage to the engine area.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 8- JPMorgan Chase& Co. is cutting prices for a group of its credit card customers and getting Visa Inc to shoulder at least some of the burden of the lost revenue, underscoring how the largest U.S. bank's size can help it hang onto business in fiercely competitive markets. Chase, which generated roughly $3.6 billion of revenue last year from those fees,...

  • Awaiting American avalanche, Cubans rush to the beach Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 12:32 PM ET

    VARADERO, Cuba, Sept 1- Cubans are flocking to the beach in record numbers before a possible end to the U.S. travel ban that would open the gates to American tourists and bump up prices. Experts say many of those visiting beaches and hotels are able to afford it because they receive money from relatives living abroad, especially in the United States.

  • *Wyndham hackings caused $10.6 mln in fraudulent charges. Aug 24- A U.S. appeals court said the Federal Trade Commission has authority to regulate corporate cyber security, and may pursue a lawsuit accusing hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide Corp of failing to properly safeguard consumers' information. The FTC wants to hold Wyndham accountable for three...

  • *Wyndham hackings caused $10.6 mln fraudulent charges. Aug 24- A U.S. appeals court said the Federal Trade Commission has authority to regulate corporate cybersecurity, and may pursue a lawsuit accusing hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide Corp of failing to properly safeguard consumers' information. Noting the FTC's broad authority under a 1914 law to protect...

  • Aug 24- A U.S. appeals court said on Monday the Federal Trade Commission has the authority to regulate cybersecurity, and may pursue a lawsuit accusing hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide Corp of failing to safeguard consumers' personal information. The 3-0 decision by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia upheld an April 2014 ruling that allowed...

  • Luxury hotel owner Strategic Hotels to explore sale Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 8:36 AM ET

    Strategic Hotels' portfolio comprises hotels such as Marriott International Inc's Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott luxury brands. Cascade Investment LLC, Strategic Hotels' second-largest shareholder, said separately it had entered into a "confidentiality and standstill agreement" with the company for sharing certain non-public information.

  • From starship to cruise ship for Capt. Kirk Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    From starship to cruise ship for Capt. Kirk

    William Shatner will captain a Star Trek-themed sea cruise.

  • Apps, Wi-Fi and more: S.Korea's 'love hotels' modernize Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 11:29 PM ET

    The grimy windows and red bedroom lights are disappearing from South Korea's short-stay hotels as they move upmarket to lure younger guests.

  • First US female cruise captain named Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 8:43 AM ET
    First female cruise captain named

    Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Celebrity Cruises CEO, provides insight to the first U.S. female cruise captain and the health of the luxury travel market.