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  • What's driving Chinese tourists to New Zealand  Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 8:50 PM ET

    Simon Robertson, CFO of Auckland Airport, attributes the boom in Chinese tourists to the unique experience that New Zealand offers, instead of a "currency play."

  • SIEM REAP, Cambodia— Cambodia's most popular tourist attraction— the complex of ancient temples that includes Angkor Wat— is suffering from a form of overexposure: At least five foreign visitors have been arrested and deported this year for taking nude photos at the sacred sites. "Angkor Wat is the most famous sacred... temple in Cambodia, where everyone— not only...

  • Lower oil both blessing and curse for AirAsia Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:46 PM ET

    Lower oil prices usually boost airline profits, but for AirAsia, the drop pushed the carrier into the red as Malaysia's ringgit took a knock-on blow.

  • Can sports re-energize Singapore's tourism? Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 5:39 PM ET
    Maria Sharapova of Russia in action at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals tennis in Singapore.

    With a new Sports Hub and world-class events lined up this year, Singapore could claim a bigger slice of the global sports tourism pie.

  • Is Singapore getting airport crazy? Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:32 PM ET
    Singapore's Changi Airport

    Singapore is budgeting $3 billion for a fifth airport terminal before the fourth is even completed, but it isn't clear the travelers will come.

  • Atlantic City's Revel casino sells for just $82M Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 5:02 PM ET
    The now-closed Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

    A deal to sell Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel to a Florida developer has been resurrected, albeit for a lower price.

  • LAS VEGAS— Within six months, the Riviera hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip will be history now that the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has approved a deal to buy it and demolish it. The agency's board members voted unanimously Friday with one member absent to spend up to $191 million to buy the 26- acre property on the north end of the Strip to make...

  • Thailand plans to end "rent-a-womb" tourism Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 12:53 AM ET
    The entrance of New Life IVF clinic shows its closed doors in Bangkok on August 15, 2014.

    Thailand's interim parliament has passed a law banning foreigners from seeking surrogacy services to end a "rent-a-womb" fertility-tourism industry.

  • Will the Waldorf become NYC's hot new address? Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 11:52 PM ET

    All those pining after childhood stories of "the tippy-top floor" of New York's Plaza Hotel might soon get to recreate it a few blocks away at the Waldorf.

  • Sternlicht talks $230 million Baccarat sale talk  Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 8:43 AM ET

    Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group CEO, discusses the launch of two new brands, including the not yet open flagship Baccarat Hotel, which is in talks to sell for $230 million.

  • Sternlicht: Starwood moving slowly  Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 7:20 AM ET

    Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group CEO, reflects on news former Starwood CEO Frits van Paasschen has resigned.

  • Starwood CEO quits in ‘mutual’ decision Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 8:34 AM ET
    Frits van Paasschen, CEO of Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

    Frits van Paasschen, president and chief executive of international hotel chain Starwood, has resigned “by mutual agreement with the board of directors,” according to the company.

  • Visit the London Cone! China renames UK landmarks Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 10:05 AM ET

    Do you think “Garden of fashion” whenever you hear about London’s stylish Shoreditch? One community does, and has now renamed U.K.’s iconic treasures.

  • Retail pro finds black cloud  Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 2:09 PM ET

    Steve Sandove, former Chairman and CEO of Saks, shares his global outlook for the retail industry.

  • Chinese spending on international travel in 2014 rose to $165 billion from $129 billion in 2013, the biggest percentage increase in two years, according to data released by the State Administration of Foreign Exchange last week. In November, the United States signed a landmark deal with China extending one-year visas issued to Chinese travelers to up to a...

  • Need a vacation? Escape to these top cities Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 1:26 AM ET

    When it comes to picking a vacation destination, forget the Caribbean or the U.S. — here are a slew of more popular holiday hot spots.

  • The CNBC Crowdfinance Vice Average Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    This list represents the largest capital commitments raised by private U.S. companies actively listed on equity crowdfunding platforms.

  • Will a strong dollar spook international tourists? Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 1:34 PM ET
    Tourists on the Big Bus Tour double decker bus during a sight-seeing trip to South Beach, Miami.

    If dollar has an effect on flight and hotel bookings, there will likely be a delay, NBC News reports.

  • Great Barrier Reef 'in danger'  Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    A helicopter flies over the Great Barrier Reef near Heron Island, Australia.

    CNBC's Phil Han reports on whether the Australian government is heeding warnings that the Great Barrier Reef could be 'in danger'.

  • 'Nut rage' exec treated crew as 'slaves': Witness Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 9:43 AM ET
    Former Korean Air Lines Vice President Cho Hyun-Ah, center, leaves the Seoul western prosecutors' office as she is transferred to a detention house on December 30, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea.

    A former Korean Air exec at the center of a 'nut rage' case treated flight crew like "feudal slaves," a chief steward said in court on Monday.