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  • Record number of tourists keep flocking to Florida Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Florida keeps getting a record number of visitors. Visit Florida, the state's tourism marketing arm, estimates that the record number of 23.7 million visitors includes 2.9 million from overseas and more than 500,000 Canadians. Last year nearly 95 million people visited Florida.

  • Brookfield halts plan to buy Atlantic City's Revel Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:09 PM ET
    The Revel Casino in Atlantic City on July 30, 2014.

    Brookfield is abandoning its plan to buy the former Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.

  • Last call for free rum at Puerto Rico distillery Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— The drinks are no longer on the house at Casa Bacardi in Puerto Rico. Foreigners will now have to pay $12 and residents $6 to visit one of the most popular tourist attractions in the metropolitan San Juan region, officials said Tuesday. Mari Jo Laborde, a spokeswoman for Puerto Rico's tourism company, said Bacardi officials have already met...

  • Project to show Native American link to Route 66 Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 10:58 AM ET

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Greasy diners, big-finned Cadillacs, mom-and-pop souvenir shops, dusty trading posts and the promise of the West were undoubtedly part of the recipe that made historic Route 66— America's Mother Road— famous. Tribes are now teaming up with a tourism group and the National Park Service to tell a new story for Route 66 travelers, one that aims to...

  • Grand Canyon offers incentive for quieter aircraft Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.— Air tour operators at the Grand Canyon would be able to take more visitors over the most popular flight routes under a proposed incentive to make aircraft quieter. "They can kind of manage within their own fleet how they want to do it, but it would give companies credit for truly quieter technology," said Robin Martin, chief of planning and compliance...

  • 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.

  • How Dubai weathered the 2009 crisis     Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    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?

  • A look into the luxury nightclubs of Dubai     Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Despite being a Muslim country, Dubai has one of the hottest nightclub scenes. CNBC looks at how the country operates its nightlife.

  • Mexico: Violent protests hit Acapulco's tourism Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:41 AM ET

    MEXICO CITY— Mexico's president has tried to keep the issue of violence issue separate from his focus on the economy, but the two are converging as violent protests over 43 disappeared students squelch tourism in Acapulco just before a major holiday weekend. Acapulco hotel occupancy rates are currently at 20 percent, well short of the 85 percent expected for...

  • Mexico: Violent protests hit Acapulco's tourism Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 2:10 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY— Mexico's president has tried to keep the issue of violence issue separate from his focus on the economy, but the two are converging as violent protests over 43 disappeared students squelch tourism in Acapulco just before a major holiday weekend. Acapulco hotel occupancy rates are currently at 20 percent, well short of the 85 percent expected for...

  • Honolulu could expand sit-lie ban beyond Waikiki Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 6:58 PM ET

    HONOLULU— The Honolulu City Council may expand a ban on sitting and lying down on sidewalks in commercial districts throughout Oahu, just two months after imposing a similar law in its tourist mecca. Taking a rest on the sidewalks of Waikiki was outlawed in September after the tourism industry pressured the council to act. Now, under Bill 48, it could be...

  • Tourism to be Greece's economic 'savior'?: CEO     Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    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...

  • Japan tries to tap growing Muslim tourist market Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 1:19 AM ET

    TOKYO— Unsure whether they could find halal food in Japan, a group of Muslim school teachers from Malaysia went so far as to prepare their own breakfast before departing. That's welcome news for Japanese tourism officials, who are counting on a still small but growing market of Muslim tourists as Japan looks to diversify its tourism industry, long dependent on...

  • Portsmouth tourism sparks concern over locals Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 6:57 AM ET

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H.— Some officials in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, are concerned that the city is becoming more of a tourist destination than a place for local residents to enjoy. The Portsmouth Herald reports Economic Development Commissioner Ron Zolla said some local businesses are struggling, noting the recent closure of a longtime shoe store on Market Street.

  • 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...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 7- A UK insurer that recently began offering life coverage for would-be space tourists said it has seen no increase in interest in the policy following the fatal crash of a Virgin Galactic test space ship last month. The policy, sold by Pembroke Managing Agency, pays up to $5 million per traveler or $20 million per suborbital space flight, parent...