• Why record tourists to Japan won't matter much Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 5:43 PM ET

    Tourist spending hits a record high in Japan, and while good for certain sectors, it represents a small slice of the overall economy, say analysts.

  • How to host a Super Bowl—by a guy who's done it Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 1:07 PM ET
    Jonathan Tisch, co-chairman of the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee and co-owner of the New York Giants

    NY Giants co-owner Jonathan Tisch reveals what it was like to host Super Bowl XLVIII and if NY/NJ ever hopes to win another Super Bowl bid.

  • Deadly attacks could have lasting impact on Paris tourism Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 8:50 AM ET

    *Paris hotel occupancy rates down and still falling- MKG. PARIS, Jan 21- The deadly attacks in Paris earlier this month could have a lasting impact on tourism if anti- France protests that have swept the Muslim world lead wealthy Arabs to shun the city. But hospitality research firm MKG Group fears a longer-term impact in Paris after satirical magazine Charlie...

  • Davos 2015: The future of IHG  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 11:25 AM ET

    At the World Economic Forum, Richard Solomons, CEO of IHG, says trusting a brand is really important within organisations and talks about his company's plans.

  • Strong dollar could scare tourists away from U.S. Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    Jan 20- New York restaurant owner Jeremy Merrin has seen business droop in recent weeks at his Havana Central eatery in Times Square. International tourists to the United States spend more than $200 billion annually on travel, hotels, dining and shopping, but growth in 2015 is expected to decelerate as would-be visitors balk at the stronger dollar and grapple...

  • BLETCHLEY PARK, England— As a tourist site, Bletchley Park has been something of a well-kept secret. But the once-classified home of Britain's World War II code-breakers is finally coming out of the shadows. Though eclipsed by attractions like the British Museum and Stonehenge, the museum at Bletchley Park expects a surge in visitors as a result of "The Imitation...

  • By Adam Jourdan SHANGHAI, Jan 20- From Paris to New York, purveyors of luxury goods are teaching staff Mandarin, offering traditional New Year "hongbao" gifts and flocking to social media sites as well-heeled Chinese tourists pack their bags to ring in the Year of the Goat abroad. Tiffany& Co, Macy's Inc, Prada SpA and Christian Dior SA have made moves to woo Chinese...

  • Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea may be high after the hack attack on Sony Pictures late last year, but the upcoming 28th Pyongyang marathon in April is expected to attract more westerners than ever.

  • RENO, Nev.— JetBlue Airways' plans for the first, daily non-stop flights linking Reno and New York City have local business and tourism officials excited about the potential impact on the region's broader economy. "This is more significant than just having a new flight," said John Farahi, CEO of Monarch Casino& Resort Inc., which operates the 824- room Atlantis Casino...

  • Tourist numbers in Paris drop following terror attacks Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 10:51 AM ET

    PARIS— Gray skies over a half-empty Eiffel Tower. Tourism officials couldn't give figures of the number of sightseers in the immediate aftermath of the attacks, but visits by The Associated Press to major sites and interviews with vendors indicated an initial drop in visitors. An Eiffel Tower spokeswoman insisted that the attraction had recorded no drop in...

  • HAVANA— The success of President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy depends partly on hotel hand towels. Not just hand towels, but working air conditioning, breakfast waffles and the hundreds of other amenities that American tourists will demand when they flood to Cuba in numbers that travel experts expect to double this year, thanks to the loosening of travel...

  • New Cuba rules no beach bonanza for US travelers Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 9:58 PM ET
    Havana, Cuba

    New U.S. rules allowing its citizens expanded travel into Cuba won't benefit its cold-war foe's beaches much as tourism remains specifically prohibited.

  • FACTBOX-Why scrapping the Swiss currency cap matters Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 11:35 AM ET

    *Switzerland more expensive for tourists, Davos elite. TOURISM- The cost of a holiday in Switzerland, already one of Europe's most expensive ski destinations, just went through the roof in the middle of the busy winter sport season. Even before the franc's surge, four Swiss cities- Zurich, Geneva, Basel and Bern- were among the 10 most expensive places in the world for...

  • "It's an absolutely remarkable result for a year that saw so much tumult in the gaming market," said Israel Posner, executive director of the Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming Hospitality and Tourism at Stockton College. Four casinos in Atlantic City closed in 2014. A fifth, Trump Entertainment's Taj Mahal, narrowly averted closing and remains in bankruptcy.

  • France, which is struggling to get economic growth going, is the most visited country in the world. In Ile-de- France, a region which includes Paris, 550,000 jobs depend on tourism, making it the biggest industry there. "We're going to the UK at the end of February, to Los Angeles in March, Italy, Spain and Germany in April, Hong Kong in May and Tokyo in June," said Francois...

  • Why the US remains attractive to Chinese tourists  Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 8:51 PM ET

    Chris Thompson, President & CEO of Brand USA, says the rise of China's middle class, along with looser U.S. visa rules, will continue to attract mainland tourists to the U.S. this year.

  • Tour operators hope a fledgling detente between Cuba and the United States, announced last month, will lure hundreds of thousands of U.S. tourists to enjoy the island's once forbidden fruits: its white beaches, colonial cities, fine cigars and rum, and the vintage American cars on its streets. They also know that Cuba has to improve its offering.

  • Officers arrive via helicopter on the Indonesian Navy vessel KRI Bung Tomo as it takes part in search operations on January 1, 2015 for victims and debris from AirAsia flight QZ8501.

    Search teams have been hunting for the wreck of an Indonesia AirAsia passenger jet but bad weather is again hindering the search.

  • New Zealand looks beyond last Hobbit Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 1:23 AM ET

    "Tolkien-mania" tourism is boosting New Zealand's economy and helping to offset a price slump of its biggest export, milk. The Financial Times reports.

  • Buildings along the Singapore River are featured in this picture.

    Singapore's economic growth disappointed in the fourth quarter, as manufacturing contracted and tourism slumped.