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  • Here's what's driving Sheraton's record growth Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 8:14 AM ET
    Rendering of the Sheraton Zhuhai Hotel in China

    In the midst of an $8 billion growth spurt, Sheraton will open a record 38 newly constructed hotels in the next 12 months, including several in Iraq.

  • The better bet: WYNN vs LVS     Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    FMHR traders Pete and Jon Najarian debate if Wynn Resorts or Las Vegas Sands is the better investment for your portfolio.

  • Road trippers, jetsetters traveling more in 2014 Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 12:29 PM ET

    Internationally, tourism numbers are strengthening amid rises in business travel, hotel construction and airline trips.

  • The rise of Airbnb     Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 8:55 AM ET

    Nathan Blecharczyk, Airbnb co-founder and CTO explains his company's business model and discusses the tax implications they will soon face. Benjamin Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz general partner, provides insight.

  • National parks add billions to US economy: Report Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    A new report suggests that America's national parks have an economic impact that extends beyond their boundaries.

  • Tour pros hopeful U.S. may ease Cuba travel rules Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 4:12 PM ET
    Members of Metamovements Latin Dance perform at a panel featuring John McAuliff of the Fund for  Reconciliation and Development, Ray McGrath of the State Department and Yves Marceau of Road Scholar.

    About half a million Americans legally travel to Cuba every year, and tour professionals are hopeful that policies may change to allow more.

  • Darden uses lobster claws on critical analysts Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | 12:27 PM ET

    Darden Restaurants isn't just defending itself against activists. It's also trying keep critical analysts out of the public eye.

  • McDonald's to expand 'build your own burger' test Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 12:37 PM ET

    McDonald's is planning to expand "build-your-own burger" concept, as it aims to adopt the customization trend in the fast-food industry.

  • Hilton CEO: Asia-Pacific leading growth     Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 11:42 AM ET

    Christopher Nassetta, Hilton Hotels president & CEO, discusses the weather's impact on hotel industry and the company's earnings. Nassetta also explains why he is optimistic with his forecast for 2014 and weighs in on the competition.

  • Delta: No more miles! Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 11:50 AM ET
    Ground crew personnel service Delta planes at the Salt Lake City international Airport on November 27, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Delta said it will become the latest carrier to change its frequent-flier program to a system based on ticket price rather than miles.

  • Investors should decide Darden's Red Lobster spin Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 7:02 AM ET
    Red Lobster in Times Square, New York.

    It may be time for Darden Restaurants to let shareholders take Red Lobster into their own hands.

  • Business can't afford inequality: Marriott CEO Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 11:13 AM ET
    Kauai Marriott Resort

    Why should Corporate America support the gay community? It can't afford not to, says Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson.

  • Hotel construction in post-recession boom phase Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 10:37 AM ET
    Best Western Premier hotel in Herald Square, New York.

    As lending options returned last year, hotel companies have ramped up construction, including Best Western, which is aiming for a more upscale market.

  • Hotels in a dead heat to land new type of guest Saturday, 15 Feb 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    Runners cross the finish line at the 2013 New York City Marathon.

    Marathons represent big business opportunities for hotels. What properties are doing to draw in runners as guests.

  • Airlines struggle back from worst travel day yet Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 12:03 PM ET
    Storm-weary travelers sleep in the baggage claim area at Dulles International, Feb. 13, 2014.

    Hundreds of more flights are canceled as airlines struggle with storm-battered Valentine's weekend schedules.

  • World's most expensive hotel suites     Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 6:30 PM ET

    A stay in the royal penthouse suite at the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva is the world's most expensive hotel room, according to Wealth-X. The Asia Squawk Box team discuss. (EDITOR'S NOTE: Wealth-X has clarified that the Four Seasons Hotel offer is $45,000 per night, not $41,000).

  • More foreign travelers making trips to the US Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 12:01 AM ET
    Tourists flood Times Square in New York.

    About 67 million international travelers visited the United States in 2012, a number boosted by a $72 million marketing program.

  • Travel trend: 'Get me somewhere warm now' Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 1:38 PM ET
    The beach bar at the Radisson Blu Resort, Marina & Spa on the Caribbean island of St. Martin.

    Winter travel is up, especially among people booking near-term trips to warm-weather destinations.

  • Airports ramping up downtown rail connections Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 2:53 PM ET
    In April 2013, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Sky Train began service between the airport’s busiest terminal and Valley Metro Light Rail.

    Dallas, Seattle and other cities are connecting their airports to downtown by rail in hopes of easing headaches and attracting more business.

  • Hotel construction challenges at Sochi     Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    Ted Knighton, Interstate Hotels & Resorts president & COO, discusses the reality of building in Sochi and provides insight into the challenges hotel operators are facing at the Olympics.