*Gulf airlines using Italy as base for expansion. Italy is Europe's fourth largest travel market, one of the world's top tourist destinations and its thriving fashion and leather industry underpin demand for business travel. That is taking passengers away from Germany's Lufthansa, British Airways and Air France-KLM in Europe, and Delta Air Lines and American...» Read More
Lonely Planet has named Singapore as the top country to travel to next year in a new ranking.
CHEYENNE, Wyo.— The Wyoming Office of Tourism has hired an Ohio public relations agency to help promote the state's tourism industry. Fahlgren Mortine will help the Wyoming tourism office develop a comprehensive media and public relations strategy. The firm has more than 200 full-time associates and will have more than seven associates assigned to Wyoming.
A little research can uncover deep discounts, freebies and even options to get paid for leaving your car while on vacation.
TEHRAN, Iran— The number of foreigners visiting Iran jumped dramatically over the 12- month period ending in March, with 35 percent more tourists compared to the same period a year earlier, Iran's top tourism official said Saturday. Masoud Soltanifar said on state TV that the thriving industry could help boost Iran's economy out of recession and bring in...
The last remaining lab of "mad scientist" Nikola Tesla will open it doors to the public this summer after a fundraising campaign saved the site.
HAMILTON, Bermuda, Oct 18- Power was out for tens of thousands in Bermuda on Saturday morning after Hurricane Gonzalo pummeled the island with torrential rain and howling winds through the night, but there have been no reports of serious injuries. Damage from the storm was believed to be widespread in Bermuda, a tourist destination and affluent insurance...
WINSLOW, Ark.— A train that collided with a stalled passenger train in Arkansas was coming to its aid and was apparently going too fast, a National Transportation Safety Board member said Friday. The passenger train was carrying tourists on a fall-foliage tour in the Ozark Mountains when the accident occurred near Winslow, about 175 miles northwest of Little...
Dr. Larry Schlesinger of OSU Department of Microbial Infection & Immunity, reassures the public Ebola is behaving like a virus and transmitted through bodily fluids and not through the air.
Airline Virgin Australia has coughed up a whopping one Australian dollar to buy the 40 percent of Tiger Australia it didn't already own.
NEW YORK— A thrill ride themed on the New York City subway is planned for the Staten Island waterfront near where a giant Ferris wheel will be built. The city is starting to promote Staten Island as a destination to the travel industry to pave the way for an expansion of tourism there. Other attractions at the Staten Island complex will include a 190- room hotel and a...
Myanmar faces a familiar rite-of-passage for frontier markets: a major Western fast-food chain is poised to set up shop despite widespread poverty.
David Dingle, Chairman of Carnival U.K., discusses the cruise line operator's decision to explore a joint venture with China State Shipbuilding Corporation.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Visitors to the world's tallest building in Dubai can now get an even more elevated view of the Middle Eastern city. The owner of the 2,717 foot-tall Burj Khalifa skyscraper says that starting on Wednesday, visitors can pay to ride up to a new observation deck on the 148th floor. Pre-booked tickets for the new attraction cost the...
LONDON, Oct 14- British luxury handbag maker Mulberry cut its profit forecast for the third time this year, saying a drop in tourist shoppers had compounded the disruption to its business from a shift back to selling lower-priced bags. Luxury brands are struggling with cooling demand from emerging markets such as China and Russia, as well as a drop in tourists...
E-cig consumption is on track to pass regular cigarettes in a decade, but for now, rules on where you can smoke are often unclear.
Bedbugs have not gone away, they've just found new places to hide. But the answer to the problem might be closer than you think.
The Waldorf Astoria has been sold to Beijing-based Anbang Insurance Group Co. for $1.95 billion. Insight to the most expensive U.S. hotel sale, with CNBC's Robert Frank.
Despite handwringing over how badly protests will hit Hong Kong tourism, it isn't clear whether the turmoil is keeping mainland tourists away.
Paul Tse, Hong Kong Legislator, describes how the week-long demonstrations have taken a toll on the city's tourism sector.
International tourism to the United States was up 9 percent in the first half of this year. Could Ebola fears reverse that trend in the coming months?