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  • Tourism: One of Europe's 'most important industries' Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 11:59 AM ET

    Tourism is playing a key role in Europe's economic recovery, according to Jose Manuel Barroso, former president of the European Commission.

  • Incorporating tech into hotels   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    Incorporating tech into hotels

    Discussing tech disruption, Federico González Tejera, CEO of NH Hotel Group, talks to CNBC about how it's incorporating technology into its hotel business, to benefit customers.

  • How Spain's recovery is helping tourism   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    How Spain's recovery is helping tourism

    How is the Spanish recovery helping the major hotel chains? Federico Gonzalez Tejera, CEO of NH Hotel Group, says there are many benefits, including level of activity and better pricing.

  • Tourism is very beneficial for EU: Barroso   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Tourism is very beneficial for EU: Barroso

    Jose Manuel Barroso, former president of the European Commission, says that the tourism sector is a big source of European employment, while the value of the euro and cost of oil are important drivers too.

  • EU's Google charges will be 'credible': Barroso   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    EU's Google charges will be 'credible': Barroso

    Jose Manuel Barroso, former president of the European Commission, says he has complete faith in the European Commission and expects them to carry out a "credible", serious investigation.

  • UK referendum on EU is very risky: Barroso   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    UK referendum on EU is very risky: Barroso

    Jose Manuel Barroso, former president of the European Commission, says he thinks a U.K. referendum on European Union membership could be politically risky, and wants Britain to remain in the union.

  • Let's do everything for Greece-EU deal: Barroso   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Let's do everything for Greece-EU deal: Barroso

    Jose Manuel Barroso, former president of the European Commission, says that all efforts should be made to avoid a "Grexit."

  • LISBON, Portugal— Vacations in Europe have a new attraction: the euro's steep drop in value is making the continent much cheaper for tourists from across the world, especially the United States and China. That means the ingredients are in place for "a great year for tourism" in Europe, says Nick Greenfield, head of tour operator relations at the London- based European...

  • How tech is disrupting tourism: CEO   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    How tech is disrupting tourism: CEO

    Has the travel and tourism sector been too slow in adapting to new technologies? Julie Meyer, CEO of Ariadne Capital, explains why she doesn't think this is the case.

  • More than 200 fall ill on San Diego cruises: CDC Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    Celebrity Infinity

    More than 200 people on two different cruise ships have fallen ill with gastrointestinal sickness, the CDC said.

  • LAS VEGAS— The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says it has a pretty good idea who visited the destination last year: 45- year-old married people making $40,000 or more, with one-third of them coming from neighboring California. They came in pairs and left the kids— if any— at home, spending $281.88 on food and drinks, $149.77 to shop and budgeting $530.11...

  • What's hurting Singapore's tourism industry?   Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 11:49 PM ET
    What's hurting Singapore's tourism industry?

    The slowdown in China's economy and a stronger local currency is hurting Singapore's tourism sector, says Euben Paracuelles, executive director and Southeast Asia economist at Nomura.

  • Will this boost Singapore's tourism sector?   Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 11:45 PM ET
    Will this boost Singapore's tourism sector?

    Last week, the Singapore government announced a global campaign to increase tourism numbers. CNBC's Pauline Chiou has more.

  • No more unlimited entry into HK for Shenzhen citizens

    James Tien, Liberal Party Member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, discusses the government's decision to scrap the issuing of multiple entry Hong Kong visas to Shenzhen citizens.

  • Florida wants a piece of the port biz   Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 2:45 PM ET
    Florida wants a piece of the port biz

    Florida Governor Rick Scott, says Florida shows a lot of opportunity for port usage.

  • Ctrip: Surviving China's competitive tourism sector

    China's booming travel sector is driving growth for many online players. In this episode of "Managing Asia", CNBC speaks to the boss of mainland's biggest travel website, Ctrip.com.

  • Auckland Airport excited about China tourism boom   Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 9:23 PM ET
    Auckland Airport excited about China tourism boom

    Adrian Littlewood, CEO of Auckland International Airport, says the rise of the middle class in Asian countries like China represents an "exciting proposition" for the airport.

  • Checking out bungee jumping in New Zealand   Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 8:52 PM ET
    Checking out bungee jumping in New Zealand

    CNBC's Matthew Taylor is in New Zealand's Queenstown where bungee jumping first began. He speaks to Andy Brinsley, director of AJ Hackett Bungy NZ, about the history of the extreme activity.

  • ORLANDO, Fla.— More than 62 million visitors came to Orlando last year, making the theme-park mecca the most-visited tourist destination in the U.S., city tourism officials said Thursday. In a statement, U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow called passing the mark of 60 million visitors a year "a significant achievement for Orlando and the U.S. travel...

  • How to invest in the EU travel sector   Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 6:25 AM ET
    How to invest in the EU travel sector

    Sir David M C Michels, chairman at Michels & Taylor and London & Capital, talks about launching a new hotel fund.