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  • Aug 1- Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc raised its earnings forecast for 2014 and reported a 35 percent jump in quarterly profit as increased business travel drove up occupancy and room rates at most of its properties. Hilton said it expects full-year adjusted profit of 67- 70 cents per share this year, up from 64- 67 cents.

  • July 28- Global business travel spending will reach a record $1.18 trillion this year, up nearly 7 percent from 2013, bolstered by growth in China, a U.S. trade group said on Monday.

  • Cities, taxis and airports pump rideshare's brakes Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 2:01 PM ET
    A Lyft customer gets into a car on January 21, 2014 in San Francisco.

    Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft are butting heads with regulators over laws that they claim are outdated and hurt their companies.

  • July 24- Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as an increase in global business travel drove occupancy and room rates. The operator of the Sheraton and Westin chain of hotels also raised its full-year profit forecast to $2.78- $2.85 per share from $2.76- $2.83.

  • When it's safe to fly—Who should decide? Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 and airlines halting flights into Tel Aviv are stirring up controversy over who should decide where it's safe to fly.

  • Making travel easier with Concur     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 8:34 AM ET

    Steve Singh, Concur CEO, explains how his company helps take the worry and frustration out of tracking corporate travel expenses.

  • The consequences of MH17 plane tragedy     Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 8:36 PM ET

    George Hamlin, President, Hamlin Transportation Consulting, expects airlines to take on longer flight routes which will lead to higher travel costs as a result of the Malaysian jet crash.

  • Rev your engines: Top 10 summer road trip states Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    A butte along the Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway, Colorado

    Looking at metrics like traffic safety, costs and scenery, social media site WalletHub ranks top states for summer road trip friendliness.

  • Polar invasion for Midwest, storms coming for east Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 2:37 PM ET
    Lloyd Wright clears broken glass from his porch in Blair, Neb., June 4, 2014, following a severe storm that passed through the region the previous evening.

    A mass of polar air pushing south from Canada will threaten record lows for this time of year in the Midwest, NBC News reports.

  • Secret Service warns on hotel biz center computers Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 12:31 PM ET

    Malware on computers in hotel business centers can record every keystroke a guest makes.

  • Lyft stalls NYC launch amid legal squabbles Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 7:30 PM ET
    A Lyft customer gets into a car on January 21, 2014 in San Francisco.

    For all the attention Lyft has drummed up from investors, government regulators in New York are far from impressed.

  • Alaska Airlines getting bigger overhead bins Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 4:45 PM ET
    There is now more overhead bin space on Alaska Air.

    Alaska Airlines will be the first carrier to get Boeing’s new Space Bins, designed to stow six standard-size, carry-on bags, NBC News reports.

  • Lawsuit claims United delays bags for cargo profit Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 10:38 AM ET

    A lawsuit seeking class-action status says passenger bags sometimes get bumped to make way for paid cargo, Crain's Chicago Business reports.

  • Flight delayed or canceled? You could get $1,000 Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 9:53 AM ET
    lights are shown cancelled due to winter weather at Louis Armstrong International Airport on January 28, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Due to icy condition most businesses and schools have been closed in the metro area.

    AirCare, a travel insurance company, insures tarmac delays of more than two hours for $1,000, plus more. NBC News reports.

  • Boomers hit the road in style     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 7:47 AM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports the "baby boomer" generation are hitting the road and they're doing it in style.

  • The least on-time airline is ... Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 2:33 PM ET

    For thousands of Americans who flew this spring, fewer flights arrived on time and more of their bags were mishandled by airlines.

  • MasterCard reveals its top tourist destinations     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    As MasterCard's Global Destination Cities Index reveals that top destinations are spending more on infrastructure, Ann Cairns, the company's president of international markets, says it's worth noting that other things also determine tourist numbers.

  • Traveling abroad soon? Do this first Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    The quality of medical care abroad varies greatly. Travelers should know where to get adequate health care in case of a medical emergency.

  • Business travel forecast slightly less upbeat Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Business travelers spent less money per trip in the second quarter, but it wasn't because prices went down, according to a new report.

  • NYC-Beijing in 2 hours (billionaires only, please) Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 8:34 AM ET
    Fly from New York to Beijing in two hours on this?

    Sub-orbital flight would give fliers the ability to fly from virtually any city on Earth to any other in two hours by 2020. GP reports.