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  • Sept 4- Fast-food workers in more than 150 U.S. cities are planning protests on Thursday to press for a wage increase to $15 an hour and allow them to unionize jobs from the fry-basket at McDonald's to the cash register at Burger King.

  • Airbnb sued over privacy concerns—anonymously Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 11:31 AM ET
    Airbnb app on an iPhone and iPad.

    Airbnb is heading back in court, this time battling with its users who don't want their personal info turned over in a probe on illegal hotels.

  • Here's how you can save on college travel Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:10 AM ET

    Students, and their families, can get deals on making the trip to-and-from college, whether it's by train, plane or bus.

  • VIP in Vegas with Daymond John of 'Shark Tank' Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    From alligator heads to the "Rat Pack" experience, see what Daymond John of "Shark Tank" loves about the new SLS Las Vegas.

  • The rise and fall of Atlantic City Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:22 AM ET

    Atlantic City hotel and casino Revel will shut its doors next week. As casinos continue to shut down, what's the future hold for A.C.?

  • Beware of these hotel fees  Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Are hotels getting fee-happy? Bjorn Hanson, New York University professor, discusses the rising trend of U.S. hotels charging excessive fees and surcharges to guests.

  • Watch out for those extra hotel fees  Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 8:22 AM ET

    Hotels are taking a page from the airlines' playbook and have begun charging guest extra fees, even for services you may not use, reports NBC's Kerry Sanders.

  • Tax savings spur Tim Hortons-Burger King talks Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:17 PM ET
    A Burger King restaurant in San Francisco.

    The companies confirmed late on Sunday that they were discussing a takeover of Tim Hortons by Burger King.

  • Charge! Guests recoil as hotels pile on fees Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 9:19 AM ET

    The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use.

  • A new way to join the 'Mile High Club' (for a fee) Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 4:50 PM ET
    The Love Cloud plane

    Love Cloud Vegas is an airline where people pay to go airborne so they can join the Mile High Club.

  • Inside the SLS Las Vegas: An LA club guru bets big Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:46 PM ET
    Hanging above the "Center Bar," a Pepsi-branded LED display with 2.1 million pixels.

    As Sin City faces a shifting economic landscape, SLS Las Vegas is opening as the Strip's first major new casino hotel in five years.

  • SLS stages Las Vegas comeback  Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 7:54 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the new SLS Las Vegas, built on the site of the old Sahara and the first new resort to open in there in five years.

  • Hyatt unveils new NYC flagship  Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports Hyatt Hotels will open its new flagship for its luxury brand hotel in New York City today.

  • Sultan of Brunei denies rumors of Plaza Hotel bid Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 2:45 PM ET
    Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah salutes during a ceremony to mark his 68th birthday in Bandar Seri Begawan on August 14, 2014.

    The Sultan of Brunei dismissed reports that he had made a bid for New York's Plaza Hotel, Dream Hotel and London's Grosvenor House hotel.

  • The end of an era for roller coaster riders Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 10:30 AM ET
    Six Flags Colossus Roller Coaster.

    Once the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world, the Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain is being retired.

  • Trivago ads cashing in with 'creepy' TV pitchman Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 9:54 AM ET
    Tim Williams

    A metasearch travel website is expanding its audience with an offbeat ad campaign, Skift reports.

  • Robots are the new butlers at Starwood Hotels Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Botlr robot at Starwood Hotel

    Forget your toothpaste? Need more towels? If you're staying at Starwood Hotels, you may be served by a Botlr.

  • Hotel robots at your service  Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 8:43 AM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton takes a look at a California pilot program that uses robots to deliver items to guests' rooms.

  • 'Hotel' indicator: Choice CEO  Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 8:15 AM ET

    We represent the ninety-nine percent, says Steve Joyce, Choice Hotels president & CEO, discussing current travel trends and how the company plans to attract younger travelers.

  • Eating alone? The new American diner flies solo Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    As lifestyles and demographics shift, Americans are emerging as a nation of solo diners—one that restaurants are adjusting to meet.