OTARU/SASEBO, Japan, Nov 28- Ageing and shrinking, Japan's country towns want to gamble away their economic and demographic woes. Japan is one of the world's last untapped gaming markets and, with a wealthy population and proximity to China, could generate $15 billion annually from casinos, industry experts say.» Read More
American industries of all kinds—from travel and telecom to construction and energy—would be poised to profit if the 52-year trade embargo with Cuba were lifted. Among the first businesses to cash in would be those involved with tourism, most experts agree.
Despite an economic embargo against Cuba that has existed for a half century, Americans and citizens of US allies routinely conduct business with the country, including trade and tourism.
Perhaps, you’ve been mystified, like me and the CNBC crew here in Vienna, by how a big cloud now covering much of Europe has brought us back to the Stone Age, travel-wise.
Hi. I'd like the bacon double cheeseburger, french fries and an apple pie. What? Would I like a beer with that? Pffff. You know I would!
The winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, are supposed to be a distraction from harsh economic realities and lift our spirits. Instead, it may itself be a victim of these brutal times.
The numbers are out for Las Vegas, and they look promising. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reports that the number of visitors to Sin City in November rose nearly three percent from the year before, to 2.9 million people.
If you left $21,000 in the back of a New York cab would you expect to see it again? One lucky tourist had the good fortune to be riding in the back of a very honest taxi, Newsday reported.
He had "The Best Job in the World" — and it nearly killed him. Suddenly, your cubicle doesn't look so bad, does it?
The famed fighting monks of China's Shaolin Temple plan a foray into modern finance. They plan to join with China Travel Service in a venture that will seek to raise up to 1 billion yuan ($146.4 million) in a share listing , reports said Thursday.
If you've been dreaming about heading down to Miami in February, crossing your fingers that your team will make it to the Super Bowl, you just might want to check the airfare.
If you have any money at all, America is your oyster. I'm making my annual CNBC pilgrimage to the Big Apple, and the savings this year make me want to come back on my own dime.
While the government battles over a health care plan, many companies are taking matters into their own hands.
Canadian circus billionaire Guy Laliberte blasted off in a Russian Soyuz spaceship from Kazakhstan on Wednesday to become the world's seventh space tourist.
Selling Hawaii could be considered the easiest job in the world.
Not only has the recession failed to take a bite out of London's restaurants, but a combination of a weaker pound, a temporary tax cut and a surprise boost in disposable income has pushed the closure rate for the capital’s eateries to its lowest since 2000, a survey showed.
It's almost cliche thought that during a recession consumers move to creature comforts like booze. But in Britain, beer sales have been falling and pubs have been closing at rapid rates as consumers cut back on spending.
Jerusalem's new mayor Nir Barkat was in New York today to announce a plan to boost tourism five-fold in the next decade.
Yes, bed bugs are back — not just in apartment buildings, but also in hospitals and hotels and motels.
As reports continue to come in about the swine flu and travel, it's important to remind you that there's a great deal of difference between an abundance of concern and the worst four letter word that starts with f --- FEAR, writes travel expert, Peter Greenberg.
As Hawaii celebrates the big 5-0 in statehood, the Aloha State struggles through an economic downturn. I'm here this week on vacation, (don't tell my husband I'm blogging), and things have changed since last year.