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  • Some Hotels Teach Chess and Bartending... Really! Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 11:05 AM ET

    Some hotels are starting to feel like college campuses. Many have instructors to teach guests how to play chess, make pottery, mix a drink, cook, and do any number of other activities, including teaching kids how to behave.

  • Railroads: Picking Up Steam?     Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 4:41 PM ET

    In 2011, the top seven U.S. railroads profited nearly $13 billion and companies like Union Pacific and CSX are planning to order new locomotives with that cash. Jeff Kauffman, Sterne Agee and David Campbell, Thompson Davis, weigh in on the trade for investors.

  • Dallas-Fort Worth Airport to Offer Free Wi-Fi Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 2:38 PM ET

    I may love airport lounges, but my favorite amenity at any airport is free Wi-Fi. This September, Dallas-Fort Worth Airport will join the list of airports in the U.S. to offer complimentary access.

  • New Machines at Airport Checkpoints Weed Out Fraud Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 1:18 PM ET
    TSA Xray machines airport

    Airport check-ins for passengers are heading for higher technological ground. The Transportation Security Administration is testing a system that checks identification and boarding passes by machine rather than the standard visual check by officers.

  • A Hotel Insider Shares Secrets Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 9:23 AM ET
    Hotel Room

    Anthony Melchiorri hosts "Hotel Impossible," a new show on the Travel Channel, and shares how to find a great hotel and what to expect — and sometimes demand — from it.

  • Tell Airlines What You Really Think Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 4:42 PM ET
    Passenger Choice Awards

    Did you have a recent flight experience that you want to anonymously praise or criticize? There's a quick and easy way to let the airlines know about your travels — and they care what you think.

  • NYC Officials Vow to Improve Shoddy Airport Bathrooms Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 11:10 AM ET
    Dirty airport bathroom.

    Forget crowded planes and long lines. Officials launching a campaign to improve the New York City area's much-maligned airports are starting with the bathrooms.

  • Aloha Allegiant! New Airline Service To Hawaii Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 3:37 PM ET
    Allegiant Air

    Allegiant Airlines on Tuesday announced new service to Hawaii beginning this summer. The carrier begins flights to Honolulu from Las Vegas on June 29 and from Fresno on June 30. Airfares will start at $174 each way.

  • Air Travel in America Improves     Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 1:11 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on a surprising improvement for the airline industry.

  • Delta's New York Flyers Get an Upgrade Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 12:58 PM ET
    Delta groundbreaking ceremony at LaGuardia Airport.

    Delta Air broke ground Wednesday at New York's LaGuardia Airport on a $160 million renovation and expansion project. Business travelers will soon see upgrades to lounges and easier access to gates between terminals. Improvements at nearby JFK are also underway.

  • Airline Performance Improving: Survey     Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 11:47 AM ET

    Airlines delivered passengers on time in March, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • When To Buy That Plane Ticket Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 9:46 AM ET
    United Airlines tickets

    When is the best time to book that flight? It’s one of the most fraught decisions travelers face, as ticket prices often fluctuate right up to departure time.

  • Scoot Flies to Tianjin     Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 8:23 PM ET

    Campbell Wilson, CEO, Scoot talks about the budget carrier's new flights to China.

  • Carnival: Buy or Sell?     Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 3:20 PM ET

    Carnival Cruise Lines is still recovering since the Costa Concordia wreck in Italy this year. Sharing perspective on where the company's recovery stands in the market, with Jaime Katz, Morningstar and Timothy Conder, Wells Fargo Securities.

  • If there is an airplane built for creating a zone where you won't find children, it's the double- decker Airbus A380. Malaysia Airlines begins flying this whale of an aircraft July 1 and is attempting to restrict families traveling with children to the all-economy lower deck.

  • Virgin Galactic VSS Enterprise spacecraft

    Having trouble finding flights when redeeming frequent flyer miles, travelers are choosing alternative experiences – not flights. How about at stay at a French chateau, space travel or a vest autographed by George Clooney?

  • Turbulent Airlines Earnings Expected?     Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 4:54 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on earnings expectations for airline companies.

  • Airport Lounges Get an Upgrade Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 3:38 PM ET
    British Airways lounge at San Francisco Airport

    After years of neglect, airlines are turning their attention back to their airport lounges. As competition for the lucrative business traveler has intensified, airlines are pumping money into them and adding amenities.

  • Asia Layover? Catch a Movie, or a 'Tornado' Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 2:06 PM ET
    Singapore's Changi Airport

    Who would've thought spending an extended amount of time at an airport could be fun? Several airports around the world offer unique entertainment and activities that might actually make you wish for a delay or cancellation.

  • Practicing Prudence in Picking Travel Cards Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 10:14 AM ET
    Credit Cards

    With all these frantic credit card merchants beseeching me these days, I feel as if I’m a tourist wandering the Marrakesh souk. “Joseph! Last chance to earn 35,000 bonus miles!” implores a new e-mail message from Delta Air Lines for its Gold Delta SkyMiles credit card from American Express. But which travel credit card is best?