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  • 3 Chinese killed in bus crash on Thai island of Phuket Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 5:25 AM ET

    BANGKOK— A tour bus carrying Chinese tourists plunged off a road on the popular Thai resort island of Phuket on Wednesday, killing three and injuring 16, police said. He said it was on its way from Phuket's Kata beach to Phang Nga province, another popular beach destination in southern Thailand. Phuket is a popular destination among Thai and foreign tourists.

  • Critics worry firing squad law will tarnish Utah's image Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 2:44 AM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— Utah lawmakers say they took a pragmatic approach in approving the firing squad as a form of execution if lethal-injection drugs aren't available. But critics say bringing back the firing squad in Utah— the only state to use the method in the past 40 years— could tarnish the state's image with visitors. Tourism is big business in Utah, home to...

  • Atlantic City leaders aim to stave off bankruptcy Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 4:50 PM ET
    Several bank owned lots are for sale next door to the shuttered Revel casino on the north end of the boardwalk. Locals are pinning their hopes on Mayor Don Guardian as Atlantic City suffers through a run of casino closings.

    A report by a turnaround team tasked with reviving Atlantic City said possible options would be to cut costs and jobs.

  • Russia to resume space tourism in 2018 Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 5:32 AM ET

    MOSCOW— Russia officials say they will resume space tourism in 2018 after years of sending into space only professional cosmonauts and astronauts. Russia had sent seven paying guests to the International Space Station since 2001 before curtailing the program in 2009. Sending a tourist has been all but impossible since 2011 when the United States shut down...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— New Hampshire's tourism website was inaccessible for less than an hour Monday due to a cyberattack against an outside server. The state Division of Travel and Tourism Development says the company that hosts visitnh.gov experienced a "distributed denial of service" attack on servers at one of its datacenters. Maine's government website was also...

  • YASMIN HAMMAMET, Tunisia, March 23- The European visitors strolling Tunisia's Hammamet resort are an encouraging sign for a government determined to minimise the fallout of last week's shooting of 20 tourists in the nearby capital. Japanese, Spanish, Italian and Colombian tourists were among the victims when at least two gunmen opened fire on their buses as...

  • Monkey menace in India   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 1:51 PM ET
    Monkey menace in India

    Agra, India, is being overrun by monkeys, reports CNBC's Tyler Mathisen.

  • Tourists flocking to Cuba 'before the Americans come' Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 12:40 AM ET

    HAVANA— Bookings to Cuba jumped 57 percent for one New York tour operator in the weeks after Washington said it would renew ties with Havana. The boom is just one sign that the rush is on to see Cuba now— before, as many predict, McDonald's claims a spot in Old Havana and Starbucks moves in on Cubita, the island's premium coffee brand. "Cuba has a very authentic atmosphere...

  • The 64- year-old woman spends much of her meager pension of 150 lari a month on medicine and has long lived off selling cheap jewelry at a flea market to tourists, mainly from Russia and Ukraine. "There were some signs of life in January, when suddenly some tourists from Russia, Ukraine and Poland appeared, but since then it's been a complete catastrophe," said...

  • March 20- Tiffany& Co's quarterly sales fell for the first time in five years and are expected to decline further as a strong dollar not only keeps tourists away from its flagship New York jewelry store but also reduces the value of sales overseas. Sales outside the United States account for roughly half of Tiffany's total revenue, while tourists have...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Threatened with extinction but with no one having yet told it to stop, the organization that promotes Atlantic City to other parts of the country has a new campaign touting the seaside resort's entertainment offerings. And so, on April 1, the group will launch a promotional campaign on social media and other venues dubbing Atlantic City the "...

  • New York- based Tiffany in January had cut its profit forecast for the year, saying the stronger dollar not only reduced the value of sales outside the United States, but also hurt sales to tourists in the country. Tourists spend more than $200 billion annually in the United States, but growth in 2015 is expected to decelerate as would-be visitors balk at the...

  • The terror attack in Tunisia that killed 21 people is a fresh blow to the North African nation's tourism industry, which has been struggling since the country's revolution of 2011.. Some of those posting "Je Suis Bardo" on social media pledged to visit Tunisia this summer. It's important to just show that we're not afraid to be here in Tunisia, "said Nicole Calande,...

  • KING GEORGE ISLAND, Antarctica— They trekked snow-covered mountains, gasped at seals flopping along the coastline and oohed at penguins waddling along on the ice, and even took in the spectacle of a humpback whale flapping its tale amid a sea of melting icebergs. "In Antarctica, you can plan all you like, but you can't really schedule anything," goes a local saying.

  • For HK, chill sets in as China tourists go elsewhere Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 7:36 PM ET

    Chinese tourists are deserting Hong Kong, leaving retailers who built businesses around once insatiable demand from mainland neighbors with emptier stores.

  • With cross-border tensions exacerbated by pro-democracy Hong Kong protests, tour groups visiting Hong Kong from China plunged about 80 percent in early March. While daytrippers from just outside Hong Kong continue to buy daily essentials there, Chinese travellers with cash to burn are homing in on places like South Korea and Japan. That's bad news for Hong...

  • The 'sweet spot' that New Zealand is aiming for   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:42 PM ET
    The 'sweet spot' that New Zealand is aiming for

    Bill English, deputy prime minister & finance minister of New Zealand, says the country wants "sustained, moderate growth" of 3 percent over the next 2-3 years, but warns of risks from China and Australia.

  • Feds eye oil, gas drilling off East Coast, Alaska, Gulf Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 4:01 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Environmentalists say allowing offshore drilling along the U.S. East Coast from northern Virginia to the Georgia- Florida border could lead to a catastrophic oil spill devastating to the crucial tourism industry. The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management proposes opening up a stretch of the East Coast in its latest five-year plan,...

  • UK National Gallery picks Prado's Finaldi as new chief Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 6:30 AM ET

    LONDON— Britain's National Gallery has hired Gabriele Finaldi from Madrid's Prado to be the new director of the London institution, one of the country's most popular tourist attractions. Finaldi, who is 49 and British, was a curator at the London gallery between 1992 and 2002 before moving to the Prado, where he is deputy director for collections and research.

  • Based on the real-life streets of Atlantic City, Monopoly is one of the world's most popular board games. The city's mayor, Don Guardian, says Monopoly remains relevant in present-day Atlantic City, where the casino industry is shrinking, taxes are rising, and the city and state are racing to build new attractions less dependent on gambling to bring in tourists...