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  • Alaska vintage tourist train to resume Friday Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 4:09 AM ET

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska— A tourist railway in Alaska is set to resume operations after a derailment injured 23 people. White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad Chairman John Finlayson said the company plans to resume service Friday. Two vintage locomotives and four passenger cars derailed Wednesday on the railroad's most popular route to White Pass Summit.

  • Singapore tourism steps up guard against haze Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:08 PM ET
    A tour group wearing masks poses for a photograph in front of the haze covered skyline on June 2013 in Singapore.

    While the skies in Singapore has been smog-free thus far, its tourism sector is bracing itself for a recurrence of last year's severe air pollution.

  • Cafe in Irish tourist town bans 'loud' Americans Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 3:25 PM ET
    Not all tourists are welcome in Peter's Place Café in Waterville, Ireland, according to a sign in the window spotted June 5.

    The reputation of the ugly American tourist is getting a revival in one seaside Irish village.

  • The Gaza war, in which Israel is now waging a ground offensive to try to destroy Palestinian tunnels and missile stocks, is set to wipe at least half a billion dollars off the Jewish state's economy this year, industry bodies estimate. More than 3.5 million visitors came to Israel in 2013, pumping some 40 billion shekels into the economy.

  • Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 1:27 AM ET

    CHATHAM, Mass.— Its reputation as a man-eating predator aside, the great white shark is emerging as a boon for tourism on Cape Cod. Among the entrepreneurs is Justin Labdon, owner of the Cape Cod Beach Chair Company, who started selling "Chatham Whites" T-shirts after customers who were renting paddle boards and kayaks began asking whether it was safe to go to sea.

  • You kill it, hotels cook it: Farm-to-table perks Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Marlin Watkins with wild turkeys bagged at Turkey Trot Acres.

    Farm-to-table meals have become so popular that hotels are now getting in the game by offering prepared meals using food hooked or shot by guests.

  • Los Angeles skyscraper to get observation deck Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:11 PM ET

    The 72- story U.S. Bank Tower will see about $50 million worth of improvements, including an upgrade of the lobby, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. The downtown tower's new owners hope to make the building a busy tourist attraction to rival New York's Empire State Building and Chicago's Willis Tower, both of which are more than 100 stories tall.

  • Secret Service warns on hotel biz center computers Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 12:31 PM ET

    Malware on computers in hotel business centers can record every keystroke a guest makes.

  • Nude tourism: Go upscale or risk closing Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    Mom-and-pop nudist resorts are folding while larger more luxurious options are thriving, The Economist reports.

  • Lyft stalls NYC launch amid legal squabbles Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 7:30 PM ET
    A Lyft customer gets into a car on January 21, 2014 in San Francisco.

    For all the attention Lyft has drummed up from investors, government regulators in New York are far from impressed.

  • ‘Game of Thrones’ boosts this ex-communist country Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 2:47 PM ET

    The wildly popular "Game of Thrones" TV series could also help re-establish Croatia's reputation as a location for film making.

  • Lawsuit claims United delays bags for cargo profit Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 10:38 AM ET

    A lawsuit seeking class-action status says passenger bags sometimes get bumped to make way for paid cargo, Crain's Chicago Business reports.

  • Power Pitch: Apply sunscreen in seconds     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 1:27 PM ET

    In today's "Power Pitch," Kristen McClellan pitches her device SnappyScreen, which applies sunscreen at the customers desired SPF level.

  • How Croatia can cash in on its natural beauty Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 12:05 PM ET
    The Croatian national flag, left, sits alongside the European Union one

    In the face of booming tourism, Croatia is faced with something of a dilemma: how to build on its natural assets without spoiling them.

  • Meet sluggish Club Med’s easterly member: Croatia Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 1:07 AM ET

    This “small country for great holidays” suffers the same malaise that hampers other holiday hot spots along the Mediterranean coast.

  • Business travel forecast slightly less upbeat Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Business travelers spent less money per trip in the second quarter, but it wasn't because prices went down, according to a new report.

  • Hotels are going to the dogs - for your enjoyment Saturday, 5 Jul 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    At the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, guests can take Mavis, a Lab/Retriever mix or Beau, a Yellow Labrador, for a walk.

    Fluffy pillows might make hotel guests feel welcome, but sometimes face time with a pet is what a road warrior might be craving.

  • Alan Leibman, CEO of Kerzner International, outlines the hotel operator's expansion plans in Asia Pacific.

  • Brand USA is actively involved in Asian markets to tap into the "aspirational" nature of travel to the U.S., said Chris Thompson CEO of Brand USA.

  • Booked! 20 busiest airports for July 4 travel Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 2:48 PM ET
    Passengers at the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.

    The Friday start to the long holiday weekend is shaping up to be the busiest travel day of the summer, according to forecasts.