• Atlantic City's Revel casino sells for just $82M Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 5:02 PM ET
    The now-closed Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

    A deal to sell Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel to a Florida developer has been resurrected, albeit for a lower price.

  • LAS VEGAS— Within six months, the Riviera hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip will be history now that the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has approved a deal to buy it and demolish it. The agency's board members voted unanimously Friday with one member absent to spend up to $191 million to buy the 26- acre property on the north end of the Strip to make...

  • Thailand plans to end "rent-a-womb" tourism Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 12:53 AM ET
    The entrance of New Life IVF clinic shows its closed doors in Bangkok on August 15, 2014.

    Thailand's interim parliament has passed a law banning foreigners from seeking surrogacy services to end a "rent-a-womb" fertility-tourism industry.

  • Will the Waldorf become NYC's hot new address? Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 11:52 PM ET

    All those pining after childhood stories of "the tippy-top floor" of New York's Plaza Hotel might soon get to recreate it a few blocks away at the Waldorf.

  • Sternlicht talks $230 million Baccarat sale talk  Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 8:43 AM ET

    Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group CEO, discusses the launch of two new brands, including the not yet open flagship Baccarat Hotel, which is in talks to sell for $230 million.

  • Sternlicht: Starwood moving slowly  Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 7:20 AM ET

    Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group CEO, reflects on news former Starwood CEO Frits van Paasschen has resigned.

  • ITHACA, N.Y.— The Ithaca tourism office's suggestion that visitors to its website check out the Florida Keys instead wound up crashing the website. Bruce Stoff of the Ithaca-Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau tells The Associated Press Wednesday that the office's overwhelmed server crashed Tuesday afternoon, not long after the AP reported on...

  • LAS VEGAS— The aging Riviera hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip won't be long for this world if a plan from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to buy, demolish it and make way for a growing convention center gets the go-ahead Friday morning. The public agency charged with promoting the Las Vegas area wants to spend up to $191 million to buy the...

  • ITHACA, N.Y.— Ithaca's tourism office is waving the white flag on winter, saying "we surrender" and advising visitors to its website to check out the Florida Keys instead. VisitIthaca.com' s home page displays Sunshine State vacation photos and provides links to the website for tourism information for the Florida Keys and Key West. Referring to "this ridiculously...

  • Starwood CEO quits in ‘mutual’ decision Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 8:34 AM ET
    Frits van Paasschen, CEO of Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

    Frits van Paasschen, president and chief executive of international hotel chain Starwood, has resigned “by mutual agreement with the board of directors,” according to the company.

  • Visit the London Cone! China renames UK landmarks Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 10:05 AM ET

    Do you think “Garden of fashion” whenever you hear about London’s stylish Shoreditch? One community does, and has now renamed U.K.’s iconic treasures.

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Craft beer breweries are gaining popularity in central Arkansas, as the state catches up with a national obsession with craft beers. And the area's close-knit and growing brewing community is already looking for ways to promote its offerings to residents and tourists, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Sunday. There are eight native...

  • Retail pro finds black cloud  Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 2:09 PM ET

    Steve Sandove, former Chairman and CEO of Saks, shares his global outlook for the retail industry.

  • Chinese spending on international travel in 2014 rose to $165 billion from $129 billion in 2013, the biggest percentage increase in two years, according to data released by the State Administration of Foreign Exchange last week. In November, the United States signed a landmark deal with China extending one-year visas issued to Chinese travelers to up to a...

  • Need a vacation? Escape to these top cities Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 1:26 AM ET

    When it comes to picking a vacation destination, forget the Caribbean or the U.S. — here are a slew of more popular holiday hot spots.

  • The CNBC Crowdfinance Vice Average Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    This list represents the largest capital commitments raised by private U.S. companies actively listed on equity crowdfunding platforms.

  • Will a strong dollar spook international tourists? Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 1:34 PM ET
    Tourists on the Big Bus Tour double decker bus during a sight-seeing trip to South Beach, Miami.

    If dollar has an effect on flight and hotel bookings, there will likely be a delay, NBC News reports.

  • Great Barrier Reef 'in danger'  Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    A helicopter flies over the Great Barrier Reef near Heron Island, Australia.

    CNBC's Phil Han reports on whether the Australian government is heeding warnings that the Great Barrier Reef could be 'in danger'.

  • 'Nut rage' exec treated crew as 'slaves': Witness Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 9:43 AM ET
    Former Korean Air Lines Vice President Cho Hyun-Ah, center, leaves the Seoul western prosecutors' office as she is transferred to a detention house on December 30, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea.

    A former Korean Air exec at the center of a 'nut rage' case treated flight crew like "feudal slaves," a chief steward said in court on Monday.

  • PARIS, Feb 2- When Edith Zemirou bought Euro Disney stock two decades ago, she expected a decent return and her own small share in Mickey Mouse magic. In 1989, the Walt Disney Company announced a public share offering of its young European arm. The Paris- listed firm has recorded losses in 16 of its 23 years, despite owning Europe's top tourist destination with about...