Travel Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure

  • Top end of the travel market has been robust: Co-founder

    Tom Marchant, co-founder of Black Tomato, says there is continued interest at the top end of the travel market for tailored experiences.

  • NBA players' Olympic digs

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla looks at the lodging space for athletes at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The accommodations are getting mixed reviews. The NBA players are staying on a luxury cruise ship, in extremely nice accommodations.

  • HONG KONG, Aug 5- Shares in Hong Kong restaurant chain operator Dining Concepts Holdings Ltd, which counts the son of China's richest man among its shareholders, surged as much as 17 times on its first day of trading on Friday. Dining Concepts and its shareholders raised HK $90 million through the offer on Hong Kong stock exchange's Growth Enterprise Market, with...

  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 4- Wendy's Co, the fifth-largest U.S. fast-food chain by revenue, will quit using chickens raised with antibiotics important to human health by 2017, the company told Reuters on Thursday. Fast-food industry leader McDonald's Corp on Monday said it had completed its shift to using only using chickens raised without antibiotics important to...

  • Companies are monitoring public social media posts

    Marriott has been observing customers' comments to enhance their brand awareness.

  • Aug 3- Millennium& Copthorne Hotels Plc said Islamist attacks in continental Europe and Britain's vote to leave the European Union had added to its problems after a disappointing performance in the first half of the year. The company could also delay or reduce planned refurbishment work at its Millennium Hotels in the upmarket London areas of Mayfair and...

  • Choice Hotels CEO: Europe is our major target

    Steve Joyce, Choice Hotels International President & CEO, discusses his company's second quarter results and the state of the U.S. and global hotel industry.

  • *Has only limited exposure to France. Shares in IHG, which runs over 5,000 hotels under brands such as Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and InterContinental, were up 2.8 percent at 3099 pence at 0950 GMT, outperforming the FTSE bluechip index, which was down 0.6 percent. The company's operating profit rose 2 percent to $344 million in the six months to June 30, beating...

  • OAK BROOK, Ill., Aug 1- McDonald's Corp will replace corn syrup in hamburger buns with sugar this month and has removed antibiotics that are important to human medicine from its chicken months ahead of schedule, it said on Monday, moves that are part of its drive to target increasingly health-conscious consumers. McDonald's USA President Mike Andres told...

  • Colts v Miami NFL football hike the ball

    Two out of 3 2016 presidential debates will go up against NFL games, a prospect that has Donald Trump upset over the format.

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump address an audience at the The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center on July 25, 2016 in Roanoke, Virginia.

    Donald Trump said he was taking the gloves off in his battle against Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House.

  • July 28- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc on Thursday said it will open its first "Tasty Made" hamburger restaurant this fall in Lancaster, Ohio. The burrito seller's newest chain will serve only hamburgers, french fries and milkshakes, a recipe that has worked well for California's beloved In-N-Out Burger chain that consistently gets high marks from diners.

  • Marriott CEO on earnigs

    Marriott International CEO Arne Sorenson discusses revenue growth and the outlook of corporate bookings.

  • BIZLY, smartphone application

    A new start-up is helping businesses have quicker, easier access to swanky meeting venues.

  • New era of travel: CEO

    Sebastien Bazin, AccorHotels CEO, discusses how terrorism is changing the way people travel, the tourism industry, and the impact of Brexit on bookings.

  • *Brexit, other events could hurt demand in Europe: Hilton. July 27- Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc and smaller rival Marriott International Inc lowered their full-year forecasts for a key revenue metric, underscoring the impact of political and economic uncertainties in markets outside the United States. Hotel operators and airlines around the world have...

  • 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. Excluding items, the company earned 25 cents per share, 1 cent below the average analyst estimate, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Revenue rose 4.4 percent to $3.05 billion, missing analysts'...

  • 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...

  • The forecast and weak quarterly sales at domestic McDonald's restaurants sent shares in the world's biggest restaurant company down 4.5 percent to $121.71 and pulled down most of the restaurant sector. The Dow Jones U.S. Restaurants& Bars Index was off 2.2 percent. The world's biggest fast-food chain gets roughly one-third of its revenue and 40 percent of...