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  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— In terms of success, Atlantic City's former Revel casino was a zero. But new owner Glenn Straub hopes to swing the pendulum all the way in the other direction by renaming the casino resort Ten and reopening it in the first quarter of 2017.. Straub, a Florida developer, also adopted the double-loop infinity symbol as the logo for the rebranded...

  • NEW YORK— Carnival Corp. is launching three TV programs about travel, vacations and cruising that will air on ABC, NBC and The CW networks beginning Oct. 1. Carnival Corp. owns more than 100 ships across 10 different cruise line brands, including Holland America, Princess, Fathom and Cunard in addition to Carnival Cruise Line. The shows will feature ships from all of...

  • Kayak CEO Steve Hafner says new technologies are starting to change how travelers plan and book their trips, he explains to CNBC's "On the Money."

  • The Trump Tower building is viewed on 5th Avenue in New York City.

    Donald Trump has reaped at least $885 million in tax breaks, grants and other subsidies for his empire, The New York Times reports.

  • A man stands infront of a McDonald's restuarant in Tianjin, China on February 2, 2015. McDonald's has received more than half a dozen bids for its planned sale of China and Hong Kong stores, including offers from Beijing Tourism Group, Sanpower and ChemChina in a deal worth about $3 billion.

    McDonald's has received final bids from at least three groups for its China and Hong Kong outlets.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 15- Fast-food giant McDonald's Corp has received final bids from at least three groups for its China and Hong Kong outlets, with global private equity firms Carlyle Group and TPG Capital separately teaming up with Chinese partners for the business worth up to $3 billion, sources told Reuters. Carlyle has joined with Chinese state conglomerate...

  • Will the Parisian turn things around for Macau gaming?

    The newest addition to the Cotai Strip will boost tourist arrivals but it's unlikely to improve gaming revenues, warns Global Market Advisors' Jonathan Galaviz.

  • Will new capacity boost Macau's gaming industry?

    Fitch Ratings' Alex Bumazhny suggests that the casino sector is driven by macro conditions in China picking up rather than increases in capacity.

  • Does Sands have a winning hand with the Parisian Macao?

    Grant Govertsen, MD of Union Gaming, thinks there's potential for the French-themed resort in Macau to do well with the mass market.

  • Check out the latest resort to open on the Cotai Strip

    Sands' latest gamble in Macau, the Parisian, opens its doors to visitors today, offering more than just gaming.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 8- Chipotle Mexican Grill has agreed to financial settlements with more than 100 customers who fell ill after eating at its restaurants last year, lawyers for the consumers said, as it attempts to move on from a string of food-safety problems. On Tuesday, activist investor William Ackman disclosed that his hedge fund had purchased a 9.9 percent...

  • Airbnb

    Airbnb introduced several changes on Thursday to combat discrimination in its short-term rental policy. The NYT reports.

  • Navigating the growing Muslim travel market

    Faeez Fadhlillah, CEO of Tripfez, talks about how his business integrates Salam Standard benchmarks to ensure that Muslim travelers' needs are met.

  • Donald Trump

    This year's vitriolic presidential election may be affecting Donald Trump's hotel business, the Boston Globe reported.

  • Sept 7- Flight bookings to Miami for the Thanksgiving holiday in November dropped after the Zika virus was detected in the Wynwood area in the popular tourist destination, travel data analysis company ForwardKeys said. Flight bookings were down 10 percent as of Aug. 27, after being up 11 percent as of Aug. 19, the day Florida confirmed that the mosquito-borne Zika...

  • Starbucks

    Starbucks Corp, the world's largest coffee chain, said it would serve its first stevia-based, zero-calorie sweetener at select cafes.

  • How tech made travel agents obsolete

    Using travel search engines to make travel bookings is second nature to value-conscious millennials, says Ross Veitch, CEO & co-founder of Wego.

  • Sept 6- Starbucks Corp, the world's largest coffee chain, said it would serve its first stevia-based, zero-calorie sweetener at select cafes in the U.S. and Canada. The "Nature Sweet" packets by Whole Earth Sweetener Co will be available in nearly 9,000 Starbucks locations in the U.S. and Canada. Companies have been building up their portfolios in stevia including...

  • One of the world's biggest cruise ships set sail on a 12-hour operation on Friday.

  • *Primavera, Ant Capital to invest $460 million in Yum China. *Yum China spinoff expected on Oct. 31. Sept 2- KFC and Pizza Hut owner Yum Brands Inc said Chinese investment firm Primavera Capital and an affiliate of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will buy a stake in Yum China for $460 million as Yum prepares to spin off the business.