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  • The top nonstop destinations from the United States were Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Germany and Japan, based on flight schedules. Travel by air "remains one of the best consumer bargains in America, given its superior speed and affordability," John Heimlich, chief economist at Airlines for America, said in a statement.

  • Airbnb wins a battle in NY over user records Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 5:50 PM ET

    A New York judge ruled in favor of Airbnb Tuesday in its ongoing fight with the state's attorney general.

  • Dorchester hotels CEO calls Sharia boycott unfair Friday, 9 May 2014 | 4:07 PM ET
    Hotel Bel Air.

    The protest against the Beverly Hills Hotel and Bel-Air Hotel continues to grow.

  • *Co raises FY profit forecast to $0.64- $0.67/ share from $0.57- $061. May 9- Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc raised its full-year profit forecast after increasing business and leisure travel in the United States allowed the company to charge more for its rooms in the first quarter.

  • May 9- Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc raised its full-year profit forecast after strong business and leisure travel helped the company post better-than-expected quarterly results. Marriott International Inc and Hyatt Hotels Corp have also reported better-than-expected first-quarter earnings.

  • May 9- Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc's quarterly profit nearly quadrupled as increased business and leisure travel drove up occupancy and room rates.

  • Losses related to hotel boycott reach $1.5 million Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 6:40 PM ET
    The Beverly Hills Hotel.

    The Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air face a loss of business over their owner's ties to Sharia law.

  • NEW YORK, May 7- Fast-food workers plan strikes in 150 cities across the United States and protests in 33 other countries on May 15 to demand higher pay and better working conditions, organizers said in New York on Wednesday.

  • Branson joins boycott of hotel for Sharia law ties Monday, 5 May 2014 | 4:11 PM ET
    The Beverly Hills Hotel.

    The Virgin CEO has joined Ellen DeGeneres, Jay Leno and others in a boycott of the Dorchester Hotel chain over the owner's ties to Sharia law in Brunei.

  • Business, luxury travelers turning to Airbnb, others Sunday, 4 May 2014 | 12:23 PM ET

    Corporate expense reports are seeing an eye-popping rate of growth from employees using sharing-economy businesses.

  • Marriott Marquis hotel in New York

    About 1.8 million Chinese tourists visit the U.S. each year and that number is expected to rise 20 percent annually.

  • LOS ANGELES, May 3- When the U.S. economy crashed in 2008, following the implosion of the housing market, Dave Klein's southern California construction company almost folded. Some returned home to El Salvador, others to Mexico.

  • Travelocity tops J.D. Power travel site survey Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 3:23 PM ET

    Price and quality of information are the two top elements customers want from a trip booking site, according to a new survey.

  • This court says women-only hotel floors discriminate Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 8:51 AM ET
    Bella Sky Hotel

    As some hotels have added ladies-only floors to increase security and add amenities, one court has said it's unfair.

  • Six best travel-booking tricks you're not using Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 8:11 AM ET

    To save on your summer vacation, you'll need to get creative. Here are six tricks to cut airfares and hotel stays with minimal effort.

  • April 30- Hyatt Hotels Corp said it expected occupancy and room rates at its hotels to remain strong as U.S. business travel continues to grow. The owner of the Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt and Hyatt Regency chain of hotels reported a first-quarter profit above analysts' estimates, partly helped by a tight supply of rooms.

  • Hyatt reports higher revenue as business travel increases Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 6:47 AM ET

    April 30- Hyatt Hotels Corp reported a 10 percent rise in quarterly revenue as growth in business travel in North America boosted both occupancy and room rates. Net income attributable to Hyatt rose to $56 million, or 36 cents per share, in the first quarter, from $8 million, or 5 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • April 29- Marriott International posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit as increased business travel boosted occupancy and allowed the company to raise room rates in North America.

  • April 29- Marriott International Inc, the operator of the Ritz-Carlton and Renaissance hotel chains, reported a 26 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by higher room rates and occupancy in North America. The company's net income rose to $172 million, or 57 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31 from $136 million, or 43 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • *Costa to open five new stores in France. LONDON, April 29- Britain's Whitbread beat forecasts with a 16.5 percent jump in full-year profit and said it would expand its Costa Coffee chain in France after a trial showed strong demand.