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  • '99 Homes' brings US subprime crisis to Venice Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 11:31 AM ET

    VENICE, Italy— Florida's realtors and tourism authorities will probably not be using "99 Homes" in their promotional material. The Sunshine State looks pretty shady in Ramin Bahrani's Orlando- set drama, one of 20 films competing for prizes at the Venice Film Festival.

  • Group trips across Grand Canyon will need permit Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 7:20 AM ET

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.— Groups of hikers and runners who want to do grueling excursions across the Grand Canyon will soon need a permit— a move officials say will cut back on overcrowding, litter and safety issues at the popular tourist attraction in Arizona.

  • 3-D museums: Next big thing for Asia tourism? Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 6:29 PM ET
    Visitors take a picture at the Alive Museum, located in the Suntec City shopping mall in Singapore.

    Industry players are confident that 3-D museums will become major regional attractions.

  • Hawaii tourism officials expect slower growth Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    HONOLULU— Hawaii tourism officials said Thursday they were tempering their expectations, but they still anticipate continued growth for the state's biggest industry. Still, growing numbers of travelers from markets like Australia, China and South Korea should help fuel continued expansion.

  • This is China's most lucrative sector: Fosun CEO Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:29 PM ET
    Liang Xinjun, vice chairman and chief executive officer of Fosun Internationa

    Mobile internet is China's most lucrative sector according to Fosun International, the country's largest private investment firm.

  • Great white shark off Cape Cod     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 1:35 PM ET

    A large great white shark was spotted off the coast of Cape Cod by a state police helicopter crew during a routine patrol, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • Asia airlines enjoy demand, but where is the profit? Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 8:46 PM ET

    Asia may be seeing the strongest airline passenger growth, but its carriers are struggling to eke out profits, dented by overexpansion.

  • Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 10:55 AM ET

    LAKE WALES, Fla.— The tourists stream to Florida in their cars, intent on a week at Disney or a sugar-sand seashore or a nonstop party on South Beach. Welcome to Florida, "she says with a big smile. Oranges, especially, have long been synonymous with the magic of Florida.

  • Thai junta upbeat on economy, but not out of the woods Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 7:41 PM ET
    General Prayuth Chan-ocha was elected Thailand's Prime Minister on 21 August 2014.

    Thailand's junta wants to sell a positive story about its coup saving a troubled economy, but there is little evidence yet of a sustainable recovery.

  • China to double domestic spending on tourism Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 7:11 PM ET
    A general view of the Badaling Great Wall in Beijing, China.

    China aims to double domestic spending on tourism by 2020 by offering financial and other support, as it seeks to spur economic growth.

  • Death wish: 'Suicide tourism' to Switzerland soars Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:46 AM ET
    This picture taken on July 14, 2009 shows the building of the assisted suicide clinic, Dignitas in Pfaeffikon near Zurich.

    More than 600 people traveled to Switzerland to die between 2008 and 2012, and the numbers doubled over those years, researchers reported.

  • Vegas offering all but marriage to LGBT tourists Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 2:36 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— While gay couples still can't get married in the marriage capital of the world, Las Vegas wants to let them know they— and their money— are more than welcome to the buffet of other activities Sin City has to offer.

  • Cruising’s new frontier: Chinese tourists Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:53 AM ET

    The cruise industry is seeking a bigger slice of the growing Chinese tourist pie, with Beijing putting its heft behind expansion efforts.

  • Old age may derail Amtrak's high-speed ambitions Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 9:30 AM ET
    Amtrak's new high-speed trains could look like this. This artist's concept imagines one of the new trains in the station at Wilmington, Delaware.

    While the nation's primary passenger rail system is growing amid hopes for faster service, it's stuck with crumbling infrastructure.

  • 'Ghosts' make a mess of squeaky clean Singapore Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 6:28 PM ET

    For one month every year, Singapore takes a hiatus from its squeaky clean reputation to feed the hungry ghosts during the annual Chinese festival.

  • Halal tourism takes off in Japan Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 6:23 PM ET
    A barbecue restaurant which serves Halal certified food in Tokyo, Japan.

    Japan's courting of Muslim tourists has led to a wave of Halal food and Muslim-friendly amenities sprouting in the land of the rising sun.

  • New Alaska boomtime fueled by tourism Saturday, 16 Aug 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    A cruise ship in the  Stephens Passage, Alaska at sunset.

    Alaska is setting tourism records due in part due to improved air service and cruise access to the Northwest Passage.

  • After stock hit, SeaWorld plans new orca tanks Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 12:15 PM ET
    Following protests, SeaWorld said it will build new killer whale environments at its marine parks.

    Following protests, orcas in San Diego will get a new 10-million gallon killer whale environment, SeaWorld officials said.

  • The end of an era for roller coaster riders Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 10:30 AM ET
    Six Flags Colossus Roller Coaster.

    Once the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world, the Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain is being retired.

  • ‘Bucket list' trip: The Panama Canal turns 100 Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 10:29 AM ET
    A cruise ship in the Panama Canal

    On its centennial, cruisers are still flocking to make the 8–10 hour trip between oceans.