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  • Luxury hotelier: Oversupply is a big issue for China Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 7:22 PM ET
    The illuminated exterior of The Peninsula Hong Kong in Tsim Sha Tsui, opened in 1928 and expanded in 1994 it is the flagship property of the The Peninsula Hotels group.

    Oversupply is a major issue in the Chinese hospitality market, CEO of luxury hotel group Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels Clement Kwok told CNBC.

  • *American, Southwest top expectations as JetBlue trails. April 24- American Airlines Group and Southwest Airlines posted profits that beat forecasts in the first quarter, even though harsh winter weather prompted many flight cancellations in the seasonally weak period.

  • Shares of the company, whose cruise lines include Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruise, fell as much as 3.2 percent in early trading. Royal Caribbean said its cruise operations were hurt by several mishaps in the first quarter. Royal Caribbean has also been struggling to boost sales in the Caribbean, its biggest market.

  • April 24- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, the world's second-largest cruise operator, reported a much lower-than-expected quarterly profit as costs rose and passengers spent less onboard. Shares of the company, whose cruise lines include Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruise, fell as much as 3.2 percent in early trading.

  • VANCOUVER, April 23- The Canadian unit of McDonald's Corp has suspended all of its applications under the country's temporary foreign worker program as its undergoes a third-party audit on its use, the restaurant chain said on Wednesday.

  • Luxury travel wars     Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    Four Seasons is launching its first private jet, which will hold just 52 people, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • The Four Seasons private jet     Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 10:25 AM ET

    Four Seasons is announcing today that it is launching the industry's first fully branded private jet. CNBC's Robert Frank reports the jet is a converted 757 that will hold just 52 people.

  • NY judge considers subpoena for Airbnb user data Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 6:19 PM ET

    Peer-to-peer home rental site gets its day in court.

  • April 22- Darden Restaurant Inc has 60 days to call a shareholder meeting to vote on activist investor Starboard Value LP's proposal to delay the company's plan to spin off its struggling Red Lobster chain, CNBC reported.

  • April 22- McDonald's Corp posted a lower quarterly profit on Tuesday as high beef costs bit into margins and fewer customer visits resulted in a bigger-than-expected decline in sales at the fast-food chain's established U.S. restaurants.

  • April 22- McDonald's Corp posted a lower quarterly profit on Tuesday as sales at the fast-food chain's established U.S. restaurants fell more than expected on fewer customers. In the Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa region, same-store restaurant sales rose 0.8 percent, compared to analyst projections for a 0.5 percent increase.

  • The ACSI Travel Index is based on random interviews with more than 7,400 U.S. customers of airlines, hotels and Internet travel websites from October 2013 to March 2014.

  • Airbnb hopes to quash subpoena seeking user data Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 5:51 PM ET
    The Airbnb logo and website are displayed on laptop computers in this arranged photograph.

    One of the major disruptors in the lodging industry heads to court Tuesday to defend the way it does business.

  • Portland hotel hooks up to the tiny houses trend Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    The Tiny House Hotel in Portland, Ore., allows guests to try out living in a small self-contained home.

    The environmentally-friendly alternative housing movement is expanding to the hotel industry.

  • Tommy Hilfiger buys Miami Beach boutique hotel Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 4:43 PM ET
    The Raleigh Hotel swimming pool, Miami Beach

    The art deco-designed Raleigh Hotel in South Beach has a fashionable new owner.

  • Summer travelers planning bigger, longer vacations Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 4:19 PM ET
    The Magic Kingdom park at Walt Disney World Resort.

    Early numbers show travelers are looking to book bigger and better vacations as soon as the weather warms up.

  • Cheaters may speed need for data-laden poker chips Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 4:19 PM ET

    Some RFID gaming chips have the ability to not only cut casino's cheating losses, but also track an individual player bet by bet.

  • Hotels rush to create 12/13/14 wedding packages Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    The last sequential calendar date in this century may be a lucky day for some couples.

  • *Problems in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia. LONDON, April 15- SABMiller, the world's second-largest brewer by sales, posted a modest rise in full-year lager sales volumes following troubles in a number of African markets that have been fueling growth for the past few years.

  • Travelers seeking to conquer unexplored territory Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 4:02 PM ET
    Elk at Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park

    Travelers are spending more money on a quest for something authentic. "It's almost like there's no wild places anymore," said one industry spokesman.