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  • Private Equity 'Best Thing to Ever Happen': Hilton CEO Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 5:40 PM ET
    Bell at hotel reception

    Private equity might be dirty words on the presidential campaign trail, but Blackstone buying Hilton "was the best thing to ever happen to us," CEO Christopher Nesseta told CNBC Thursday.

  • Priceline Kills Off Captain Kirk in New Ad Campaign Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 10:49 AM ET
    William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk

    The victim of a renewed advertising strategy,  William Shatner, the stalwart Capt. James T. Kirk, is being cut from Priceline's commercial campaign after 14 years of duty.

  • Hilton Offers Brighter 2012 Outlook     Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 7:47 AM ET

    Demand growth for hotel rooms is "reasonably good," says Christopher Nassetta, Hilton Worldwide president & CEO. "We are seeing rate increases; we are starting to see pricing power," he says.

  • Airfare Hikes Coming This Summer     Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 11:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil Lebeau reports airlines have hiked fare this week from $4-$10. "We will pay more to fly this summer," he says.

  • Business Traveler - A CNBC Special Report

    Long lines, tedious questioning and hypersensitive scanners can make clearing airport security a miserable experience for frequent fliers. Even worse, a snafu can cause you to miss a flight.

  • Wired for Travel Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 4:28 PM ET
    Passengers are pictured at Check-In desks at London's Heathrow airport.

    Twenty-first century road warriors are a lot different from frequent fliers of years ago. They're constantly connected, more nimble, and almost always at the forefront of technology.

  • Taking the Fast Track to the Boarding Gate Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 4:28 PM ET

    For harried business travelers, time is money. Many products and services are billed as ways to get you to the airport gate sooner. But does it pay to spend a few extra dollars to save time in the TSA security line?

  • QUIZ: How Tough a Road Warrior Are You? Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 4:28 PM ET

    It's a global economy all right: far-flung-markets, simultaneous translation, countless time zones, diverse business partners and lots of travel. If this sounds familiar, this quiz is for you, road warrior.

  • How to Make Your Air Travel Green Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 4:23 PM ET

    The carbon offset market enables business travelers to balance their impact on the planet by purchasing tax-deductible credits toward a project that reduces carbon dioxide emissions elsewhere.

  • Unique and Exclusive Airport Lounges Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 4:17 PM ET
    It’s safe to say Nicholas Kralev has spent a fair chunk of his life waiting in some of the world’s best airline lounges. As the former correspondent for the Financial Times and Washington Times, Kralev learned how to play the road warrior’s version of musical-chairs game – otherwise known as booking air travel. He earned enough miles and learned enough tricks to stretch his travel budget to from around four international trips a year to ten. A key perk of accumulating miles is access to some of

    Save those travel miles and check out which airline lounges offer special perks — including one lounge that’s (egads!) open to the public and affordable!

  • Looking to Streamline Airport Security Screenings Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 9:50 AM ET
    A prototype of advance security screening system developed by IATA

    An airline lobbying group, the IATA hsa proposed a new concept for airport passengers, where travelers would stop only briefly to identify themselves before entering a tunnel-like structure where machines would screen them for metals, explosives and other banned items as they walked through, reports the New York Times.

  • Taking Flight with Flexjets     Friday, 2 Dec 2011 | 1:41 PM ET

    While major airlines struggle with hiking fares, cutting routes or bankruptcy, private jet travel appears to be staging a comeback. Discussing the success of Flexjet, with Frederick Reid, Flexjet president.

  • AMR Filing Shows Airline Deregulation Failed: Ex-CEO Tuesday, 29 Nov 2011 | 11:29 AM ET
    American Airlines

    AMR's Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filing shows airline industry deregulation was a mistake, said former chief executive Robert Crandall.

  • Marriott Completes Spin-Off     Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 7:43 AM ET

    The details behind the spin-off of Marriott's timeshare business, with Arne Sorenson, Marriott International president/COO.

  • Taking First-Class Coddling Above and Beyond Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 2:36 AM ET

    The gap between first class and coach has never been so wide. Carriers on international flights are offering private suites for first-class passengers, three-star meals and personal service once found only on corporate jets.

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    Hotels across the price spectrum are increasingly shrinking their business centers, reports the New York Times.

  • The World's Most Beautiful Airports Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 3:33 PM ET

    Everyone has experienced it, and no one enjoys it: the airport delay. But there are some airports where you might decide that a longer-than-expected layover is not such a bad thing.

  • Inventions That Killed Businesses Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 4:35 PM ET
    The forward march of technology is both unforgiving and unstoppable. As it mercilessly weeds out the old in favor of the new, once beloved products and services become less favored by consumers, while others simply become obsolete.It’s always been this way. The horse and buggy was once the dominant means of travel for Americans, but once the automobile was invented formerly solvent buggy makers found themselves out of a job.This dynamic repeats itself whenever a new invention comes along that si

    What follows is a list of products and services that became so indispensable to consumers that they instantly lost interest in their previous favorites.

  • Countries With the Fastest Passenger Trains Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 10:59 AM ET
    As rising fuel prices continue to make air and car travel more expensive, countries around the world are pushing ahead with high-speed rail plans.The global rail industry is expected to reach a value of $870 billion in 2012, according to market research firm Datamonitor.In the U.K., nearly 5 percent more passengers used trains in the first three months of 2011, compared to the year before. The country's rail network experienced a level of traffic unseen since the 1920s, according to the Associat

    CNBC.com has compiled a list of the countries with world's fastest trains based on the highest speeds that trains have reached. Here's the list!

  • World's Best International Airlines Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 9:55 AM ET

    Don't expect cramped seats or endless delays on these flights. These airlines were ranked as the world's best.