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  • An 18-Hole Mini-Golf Course in the Office? Yep Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 4:18 PM ET

    Some people take the team on a retreat to mini-golf but if you're LinkedIn, you build the mini-golf course IN the office.

  • Worst Airports for Connections Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 3:11 PM ET
    American Airlines passengers wait in line to reschedule flights at O'Hare Airport.

    Gah! Connecting flights can be maddening for travelers. Here are the 10 worst airports for connections.

  • Why Greek Tourism Is Picking Up     Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 4:20 AM ET

    Panos Paleologos, president and CEO of HotelBrain, expects the Greek touristic season to be "excellent" due to an increase of reservations, upgraded products and more competitive rates.

  • These People Have the Best Jobs in the World Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 4:01 PM ET

    It's official! Australia has named the winners of its "Best Jobs in the World" contest — here are the winners, everyone from outback adventurer to chief funster.

  • Sydney, Australia

    An Australian theme park, is one of the more unusual attempts by Australia to win a slice of the world's largest outbound tourism market.

  • How to Increase Tourism Dollars: Senator     Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 8:45 AM ET

    Sen. Amy Klobuchar, (D-MN), shares her views on measures she's like to see to boost the $2 trillion dollar tourism industry in the U.S.

  • North Americans may have a reputation for generous tipping, but Germans are actually more likely to tip while on holiday, according to a TripAdvisor survey.

  • Mainland Chinese Driving Hong Kong Tourism     Monday, 27 May 2013 | 9:42 PM ET

    Victor Chan, Chairman at Hong Kong Hotels Association, says mainland Chinese are still Hong Kong's top tourists and biggest spenders. Andy Xie, Independent Economist, joins the conversation.

  • Bangkok: World's Top Destination City?     Monday, 27 May 2013 | 5:30 AM ET

    T.V. Seshadri, Asia division president at MasterCard Worldwide, comments on a MasterCard survey which reveals that Bangkok is to become the most visited city in the world this year, narrowly beating London.

  • Iceberg Picnic Goes Wrong for Tourists in Iceland Friday, 24 May 2013 | 4:02 PM ET
    A cellphone photo of the picnicking American tourist group before they were rescued from an ice slab that broke off in Iceland.

    A group of American tourists have been rescued from a drifting Icelandic iceberg that broke off from land as they were trying to picnic on it.

  • Party in Full Swing at Nikki Beach     Friday, 24 May 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Jack Penrod, CEO of the exclusive beach club, Nikki Beach, tells CNBC that St Tropez never got hit by the financial crisis and kept going straight up.

  • Rough Seas For Carnival     Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 2:55 PM ET

    After a string of high profile problems, Carnival's issuing its second profit warning in 2 months, reports CNBC's Simon Hobbs.

  • Korea Goes After Chinese Tourists as Yen Falls Monday, 20 May 2013 | 6:04 AM ET

    Japanese tourists to South Korea, the largest group of visitors to Asia's fourth largest economy last year, fell by 25 percent in the first quarter thanks to a falling yen. But not to worry - the Chinese are here.

  • Why Are Japanese Tourists Shunning Seoul?     Sunday, 19 May 2013 | 7:35 PM ET

    Why are Japanese visitors shunning South Korea? The answer lies in currency markets.

  • Chief Funster? Yep, That's a Job Friday, 17 May 2013 | 4:27 PM ET

    Australia is looking to fill six dream jobs, from outback adventurer to chief funster. What sort of qualifications do you need to be the CHIEF funster? Read on.

  • Japanese Tourism Feeling the 'Yenefit'     Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 9:50 PM ET

    Jason Yap, CEO of Travelzoo Asia Pacific, sees the weaker yen spurring both inbound and domestic travel in Japan.

  • Luxury CEO on Dubai's Retail Tourism     Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Home to the most extensive retail space on the planet, Dubai has the capacity to pack in the shops. But locals are also spending on luxury abroad, a lucrative opportunity as Desiree Bollier, CEO of Value Retail, explains.

  • The Gulf's clout as an international tourism destination is growing, with 15 million visitors expected in Dubai alone by 2015. Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott International, tells CNBC how he's looking to capitalize on shifting trends in the region.

  • The UAE and Saudi Arabia big drivers for the InterContinental Hotels Group, the world's largest hotel by number of rooms. Richard Solomons, the firm's CEO, discusses the drivers of regional demand, and why Africa is not on his priority list.

  • CNBC's Simon Hobbs speaks to Norwegian Cruise CEO Kevin Sheehan about better than expected Q1 profit, and how he plans to keep profit moving forward.