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  • Iran says number of foreign tourists surges Saturday, 18 Oct 2014 | 12:49 PM ET

    TEHRAN, Iran— The number of foreigners visiting Iran jumped dramatically over the 12- month period ending in March, with 35 percent more tourists compared to the same period a year earlier, Iran's top tourism official said Saturday. Masoud Soltanifar said on state TV that the thriving industry could help boost Iran's economy out of recession and bring in...

  • Tesla—the other one—nets a big crowdfunding win Saturday, 18 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    A film still from the documentary “Tower to the People” shows how Nikola Tesla’s Wardenclyffe lab may have looked on Long Island before his wireless transmission tower was torn down in 1917.

    The last remaining lab of "mad scientist" Nikola Tesla will open it doors to the public this summer after a fundraising campaign saved the site.

  • HAMILTON, Bermuda, Oct 18- Power was out for tens of thousands in Bermuda on Saturday morning after Hurricane Gonzalo pummeled the island with torrential rain and howling winds through the night, but there have been no reports of serious injuries. Damage from the storm was believed to be widespread in Bermuda, a tourist destination and affluent insurance...

  • NTSB: Train in crash going faster than it should Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 7:33 PM ET

    WINSLOW, Ark.— A train that collided with a stalled passenger train in Arkansas was coming to its aid and was apparently going too fast, a National Transportation Safety Board member said Friday. The passenger train was carrying tourists on a fall-foliage tour in the Ozark Mountains when the accident occurred near Winslow, about 175 miles northwest of Little...

  • Ebola voice of reason     Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    Dr. Larry Schlesinger of OSU Department of Microbial Infection & Immunity, reassures the public Ebola is behaving like a virus and transmitted through bodily fluids and not through the air.

  • Buying an airline for 88 cents Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 10:52 PM ET

    Airline Virgin Australia has coughed up a whopping one Australian dollar to buy the 40 percent of Tiger Australia it didn't already own.

  • Staten Island wheel complex getting 4-D ride, cam Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 5:24 AM ET

    NEW YORK— A thrill ride themed on the New York City subway is planned for the Staten Island waterfront near where a giant Ferris wheel will be built. The city is starting to promote Staten Island as a destination to the travel industry to pave the way for an expansion of tourism there. Other attractions at the Staten Island complex will include a 190- room hotel and a...

  • Some fried chicken with your macroeconomics? Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:10 PM ET

    Myanmar faces a familiar rite-of-passage for frontier markets: a major Western fast-food chain is poised to set up shop despite widespread poverty.

  • Carnival: China partnership is 'groundbreaking'     Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 7:45 PM ET

    David Dingle, Chairman of Carnival U.K., discusses the cruise line operator's decision to explore a joint venture with China State Shipbuilding Corporation.

  • Higher views for tourists to Dubai's tallest tower Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 4:31 AM ET

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Visitors to the world's tallest building in Dubai can now get an even more elevated view of the Middle Eastern city. The owner of the 2,717 foot-tall Burj Khalifa skyscraper says that starting on Wednesday, visitors can pay to ride up to a new observation deck on the 148th floor. Pre-booked tickets for the new attraction cost the...

  • LONDON, Oct 14- British luxury handbag maker Mulberry cut its profit forecast for the third time this year, saying a drop in tourist shoppers had compounded the disruption to its business from a shift back to selling lower-priced bags. Luxury brands are struggling with cooling demand from emerging markets such as China and Russia, as well as a drop in tourists...

  • How to get the vapors when you're on vacation Saturday, 11 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    A man smokes an electronic cigarette in Miami.

    E-cig consumption is on track to pass regular cigarettes in a decade, but for now, rules on where you can smoke are often unclear.

  • The one thing guarding you from a bedbug apocalypse Saturday, 11 Oct 2014 | 9:31 AM ET

    Bedbugs have not gone away, they've just found new places to hide. But the answer to the problem might be closer than you think.

  • The Waldorf Astoria has been sold to Beijing-based Anbang Insurance Group Co. for $1.95 billion. Insight to the most expensive U.S. hotel sale, with CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • Will the Hong Kong protests hit tourism? Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 12:56 AM ET
    A man walks past shuttered stores as a pro-democracy protest gathers on Nathan Road, a major route through the heart of the Kowloon district of Hong Kong, on September 29, 2014.

    Despite handwringing over how badly protests will hit Hong Kong tourism, it isn't clear whether the turmoil is keeping mainland tourists away.

  • HK protests: What is the impact on tourism?     Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 8:39 PM ET

    Paul Tse, Hong Kong Legislator, describes how the week-long demonstrations have taken a toll on the city's tourism sector.

  • Could Ebola fears keep foreign tourists away? Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 5:36 PM ET
    Tourists pass a shirt vendor on 59th Street in New York.

    International tourism to the United States was up 9 percent in the first half of this year. Could Ebola fears reverse that trend in the coming months?

  • Don Quijote leads Japan tourism push to rake in sales Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 11:36 PM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 1- While Japanese retailers struggle to cope with the burden of a sales tax hike, discount store operator Don Quijote Holdings aims to extend its 25- year run of rising profits by taking a different approach: turning Japan into a tourist mecca.

  • Cramer's cruise stock picks     Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 6:25 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his top three picks in the cruise space.

  • Marriott follows Red Bull into short-film distribution Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 11:31 AM ET

    One of the world's biggest hotel chains aims to become the "largest publishers of lifestyle," Variety reports.