NEW YORK— Cuba was once a haven for sun-seeking American tourists. President Barack Obama's announcement Wednesday of plans to re-establish diplomatic ties with Cuba doesn't suddenly lift the ban on U.S. tourism. "Cuba is the largest country in the Caribbean, so there's some exciting possibilities," said Roger Frizzell, spokesman for Carnival Corp. He said "some...» Read More
WARSAW, Dec 14- Poland's next big European-funded airport project is at Szymany, a remote airfield which the CIA used just over a decade ago to transport al Qaeda suspects to a secret interrogation centre it ran in Poland. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, was probably among detainees who landed at the airfield en route to the...
HONOLULU— Hawaii hopes it has an offer Honolulu- born President Barack Obama won't be able to turn down. Hawaii officials predicted Thursday that the prime 8- acre spot on a rocky shoreline between Waikiki and downtown Honolulu, combined with the state's many tourists, would make the facility one of the nation's most heavily visited presidential centers.
New York City's largest borough by area won the top spot in Lonely Planet's annual ranking of best places in the U.S. to visit.
BRUSSELS, Dec 10- The European Union is considering widening its ban on investment in Crimea to include barring the sale of technology used for oil and gas exploration and stopping EU firms running tourist businesses there, according to a draft document seen by Reuters. The proposals, being worked on by EU officials, would also ban EU citizens from buying or...
LONDON— Madame Jojo's is dead, but the risque London institution is not passing quietly. As soaring London property prices fill once-scruffy areas with glass condos and office buildings, protesters including actor Benedict Cumberbatch are rallying to try to stop Soho going the way of New York's Times Square, a tourist playground with the rough edges removed.
LAS VEGAS— The latest' What Happens Here, Stays Here' Las Vegas ad campaign features a familiar musical act from, well, right here. The creative crew for R&R tasked with keeping the ad campaign fresh, had their idea: two ads, one with a man, the other a woman, who both crisscross through Las Vegas scenes running into each other pool-side, or amid a fire-breathing variety act,...
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii— The USS Arizona is one of the nation's most hallowed sites, an underwater grave for more than 900 sailors and Marines killed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and sank their ship in 1941.. An internal report from the National Park Service, which operates a visitors' center for a memorial at the battleship, said tour companies sold tickets with the...
Jozsef Szigetvari, CEO of online booking company Szallas.hu, focuses on local, domestic tourism in Eastern Europe, which he sees as a growth area.
It is a secondhand store, one of a kind. A spokeswoman estimated annual traffic at nearly a million, from every state and at least 40 countries.
Amazon has reportedly been working with hotels and resorts to start a new travel department, and the New York Post reports Amazon will roll out a new ad supported streaming service. Kara Swisher, Re/code co-executive editor, weighs in.
Discussing how the holiday ski season is setting up already, with Rob Katz, Vail Resorts Chairman and CEO.
Dubai's police supercars can be seen patrolling the streets of the emirate. Here's how law enforcement deals with tourists who break the law.
Issam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Tourism, says the country wants to welcome everyone, but visitors need to be mindful of the laws and cultural traditions.
Dubai was hit hard by the global economic crisis in 2009 with major projects halted, but the emirate has since bounced back with tourist numbers set to boom.
Once a desert emirate, Dubai has transformed itself into one of the world's top luxury holiday hotspots. But how has it been able to transform?
Despite being a Muslim country, Dubai has one of the hottest nightclub scenes. CNBC looks at how the country operates its nightlife.
Panos Paleologos, founder and CEO at HotelBrain, says Greece has had a "record year" in arrivals of tourism and thinks that this sector will help bring back their "confidence" and "ambition".
*Dubai Parks and Resorts in $2.9 billion project. DUBAI, Nov 11- A Dubai company plans to launch a $689 million initial public offer of shares this month as it builds a $2.9 billion amusement park complex which is key to the emirate's drive to expand as an international tourist destination. Dubai Parks and Resorts, part of the government-owned Meraas investment...
BEIJING, Nov 10- China and the United States have agreed to significantly extend the terms of short-term visas, U.S. Under the deal, which the United States will put into effect on Nov. 12, both countries would extend the terms of multiple entry short-term tourist and business visas to 10 years from one year, the White House said in an accompanying statement.
BEIJING, Nov 10- China and the United States have agreed to significantly extend the terms of short-term visas, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday in Beijing, a deal he said would improve trade and business ties between the world's two largest economies. Under the deal, which the United States will put into effect on Nov. 12, both countries would extend the...