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  • On Friday, a Korean man was confirmed as China's first case after traveling to the country via Hong Kong with Asiana Airlines Inc. None of 64 people quarantined after contact with the man tested positive, state media reported. In Hong Kong, 299 people died from SARS and tourism dropped almost 90 percent during the worst-hit months. Korean Air Lines Co Ltd closed...

  • Croatian dilemma: Oil in the Adriatic, or tourism Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 2:33 AM ET

    MEDULIN, Croatia— Peter Fries has been coming to Croatia for years after falling in love with its pristine coastline, fresh seafood, mellow wine and friendly hosts. With Croatia announcing it will allow oil drilling in the Adriatic sea, the 60- year-old German businessman is having second thoughts about his loyalty to this Mediterranean tourist haven known for...

  • Is diversification the answer to Macau's woes?   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 6:36 PM ET
    Is diversification the answer to Macau's woes?

    Casinos in Macau have "no choice but to diversify their offerings" so as to attract tourists from Greater Asia, says Jonathan Galaviz, partner at Global Market Advisors.

  • May 27- Luxury jeweler Tiffany& Co reported better-than- expected quarterly sales and profit as it benefited from higher spending by tourists in Europe and growing demand for its Tiffany T line of fashion jewelry. Sales in Europe rose 2 percent in the first quarter ended April 30, Tiffany said, attributing the increase to more tourists shopping at its stores and...

  • Wyoming tourism director foresees good summer season Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 6:26 AM ET

    CHEYENNE, Wyo.— Lower gas prices and other indicators point to plenty of out-of-state visitors coming to Wyoming to enjoy national parks and other attractions this summer, tourism officials say. Gas prices are about $1 lower than they were at this time last year, state tourism executive director Diane Shober said. Shober said advertising is a key to getting...

  • Open skies in Australia: Will it draw carriers? Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 3:19 AM ET

    Australia may be weighing allowing foreign airlines to offer domestic flights, but it isn't clear the skies down under are particularly attractive.

  • HAVANA— The thaw in relations between the U.S. and Cuba has led to a stunning 36 percent increase in visits by Americans to the island, including thousands who are flying into Cuba from third countries like Mexico in order to sidestep U.S. restrictions on tourism. The dramatic rise was seen in the number of Americans with no family ties to Cuba who visited between...

  • ORANGE BEACH, Ala.— With the Memorial Day holiday just around the corner, fallout from the oil spill that left Gulf Coast beaches smeared with gooey tar balls and scared away visitors in 2010 is being credited, oddly, with something no one imagined back then: An increase in tourism in the region. Questions remain about the long-term environmental impacts of the BP...

  • LONDON— With its classic red phone booth, pub, and medieval church, Harmondsworth's center looks quintessentially British. Harmondsworth is under threat because London and southeastern England need more airport capacity to meet the growing demands of business travelers and tourists. Heathrow and rival Gatwick, 30 miles south of central London, have offered...

  • Protest against pickpockets shuts Eiffel Tower Friday, 22 May 2015 | 12:18 PM ET
    Tourists take pictures under the rain in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

    The Eiffel Tower is closed to the public because workers are protesting a recent rise in aggressive pickpockets.

  • PARIS— The Eiffel Tower closed to the public for most of the day Friday as workers protested a rise in aggressive pickpockets around the Paris landmark that attracts thousands of visitors daily. The walkout came a day after Paris authorities announced that crime against tourists in the French capital had dropped this year thanks to reinforced police...

  • GOLETA, Calif.— Images of sticky black beaches and stories of the stink of oil from a broken coastal pipeline shouldn't force canceled plans for the vast majority of tourists planning ocean vacations in California. People who had immediate plans at two popular state-owned beaches— Refugio and El Capitan— need to make new ones, as those two spots in the immediate...

  • Honolulu mayor vetoes expanded sit-lie ban Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 5:31 PM ET

    HONOLULU— Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has vetoed a bill that would have expanded the city's ban on sitting and lying down on sidewalks. Caldwell has been a champion of the city's sit-lie bans, which began in Waikiki after complaints from the tourism industry and local residents and expanded to include Chinatown and other commercial areas.

  • PARIS— Authorities in Paris say crime against tourists in the city, famed for its monuments and troubled by petty theft, appears to be dropping after a reinforced police presence and increased video surveillance. In addition to an increased police presence intended to protect tourists against petty crime, Paris has overall ratcheted up security since the...

  • Greek firms making big bucks—despite the crisis Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 1:47 AM ET
    Blue-domed church in Santorini, Greece

    CNBC takes a look at those industries that are – just about – keeping Greece afloat.

  • This is the 'tremendous tourism market' for US   Monday, 18 May 2015 | 9:46 PM ET
    This is the 'tremendous tourism market' for US

    Chris Thompson, CEO of Brand USA, says the extension of visa validity for Chinese travelers is a huge driver of growth for tourist travel between the mainland and the U.S.

  • LOS ANGELES, May 13- Santa Monica, a prime Southern California tourist destination, has approved restrictions on short-term home rentals that will limit companies such as Airbnb, in what the city's mayor touted as model regulation for other communities to adopt. Santa Monica officials estimated about 1,700 housing units in the city were regularly rented out...

  • LONDON/ BERLIN, May 13- TUI Group, the world's largest leisure and tourism company, expects annual profit growth of more than 10 percent over the next three years and said it will retire the Thomson brand in Britain as part of its post-merger shake-up. In its first strategy update since last year's merger of London- listed TUI Travel and German owner TUI AG, the...

  • LONDON/ BERLIN, May 13- TUI Group, the world's largest leisure and tourism group, expects profit growth over the next three years to exceed 10 percent annually, as the merger that created it six months ago bears fruit. In its first strategy update since it was formed from the combination of London- listed TUI Travel and German majority- owner TUI AG, TUI said on...

  • WASHINGTON, May 11- Complaints among U.S. air travelers soared more than 55 percent in March from a year earlier, mainly due to flight problems, a federal government report said on Monday. The 53- page report by the U.S. Transportation Department recorded 1,733 complaints about U.S. and airlines, travel agents and tour operators for the month, which reflects the...