• Good Airline News: Losing Fewer Bags Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 10:42 AM ET

    Airlines are losing fewer bags these days, in part due to more passengers carrying luggage onboard. See how other advances are helping.

  • Can Spain’s Tourism Industry Survive a Tax Rise? Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 4:49 AM ET
    Costa del Sol region in Spain.

    With “low-cost” flights to Spain more expensive than ever, a general and tourism industry VAT (sales tax) rise and a sharp fall in bookings, there are fears that tourism — the jewel in Spain’s economic crown — will not be able to retain its luster as the economy falters there, and beyond.

  • Impact of Recession on Spain's Tourism Industry     Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 2:40 AM ET

    Yoland Pickett of the Benidorm Tourist Board says 2012 tourism figures for Benidorm should be about the same as 2011, despite the euro zone crisis and Spain's economic gloom.

  • When Businesses Take a Stand on Gay Marriage Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 5:06 PM ET
    HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 01: PETA and the LGBT community's "Chick-fil-A Is Anti-Gay!" protest occurs at Chick-fil-A on August 1, 2012 in Hollywood, California.

    The Chick-fil-A controversy has been nasty and protracted. Why has it become such a risky proposition for businesses to take a public stand on same-sex marriage, one way or the other, when it was almost a non-issue for businesses just a few years ago?

  • The Airlines Blink on Fares Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 10:02 AM ET

    U.S. airlines backtracked on the latest domestic airfare increase amid soft demand and reduced capacity. Are travel consumers taking the bait?

  • Easing the Pain of Workouts on the Road Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 11:42 AM ET
    The man running near the river

    Forget expensive spas. More airports and hotels are offering practical exercise solutions for travelers. And don't worry if you left your workout clothes and iPod at home.

  • The number of foreign visitors to Greece has declined by more than eight percent over the past five months, Panos Paleologos, president and CEO of Greek Hotel Brain, told CNBC, "I think Greece certainly has to rely on the tourism industry and because of the crisis more and more people understand this, but it is tough."

  • How to Retire Abroad: Costa Rica Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 10:45 AM ET
    When the time comes to retire, not everyone wants a condo in Boca Raton. Many people want to spend their later years in another culture, one that makes them feel like they’ve stumbled upon a secret paradise.One such place is Costa Rica. Its name means “rich coast,” which is appropriate considering its location on the Central American isthmus. Its equatorial location keeps its climate tropical year-round, and the Pacific Ocean on its west side and the Caribbean Sea to the east make it everything

    Many people want to spend their later years in an environment that makes them feel like they’ve stumbled upon a secret paradise.

  • Greece Bets on Tourism Turnaround Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 4:23 AM ET

    Greece's tourism industry has suffered a serious decline in revenue over the past year as political instability and questions over whether the country would exit the euro saw holiday makers opt for other destinations instead, but with a new coalition government in place, the industry is fighting back.

  • Johan Svanstrom, VP and MD, APAC of Hotels.com, sees a big opportunity opening up for the hospitality sector as Chinese tourists go beyond shopping to seek other experiences on their travels.

  • Red Planet Hotels, Tune Alliance     Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    Tim Hansing, CEO of Red Planet Hotels says that the low-cost hotel model is set to expand massively.

  • SHARK! Forget 'Jaws' Fears—People Love Sharks Sunday, 15 Jul 2012 | 11:39 AM ET
    Shark bite t-shirt

    Yell shark and most people will run, right? Actually, that is true. But what you probably don’t know is that many are running TOWARD the water instead of away from it! Seriously, people love sharks.

  • Venerable Ocean Liner to Become Dubai Hotel Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 3:09 PM ET
    RMS Queen Elizabeth 2

    The vessel will open as the centrepiece of an entertainment village, including a maritime museum, in Port Rashid, where it has been berthed since it was retired from service in 2008.

  • Florida's Gov. Scott: 'It's All About Jobs'     Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 7:05 AM ET

    Gov. Rick Scott, (R-FL) discusses how his state is getting people back to work and the importance of capitalism in creating opportunities for people.

  • Delta predicts lower fuel prices in Q3 and Q4, reports CNBC's Kate Kelly.

  • Delta Getting Hit By Fuel Hedge     Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 1:37 PM ET

    Airlines are now shaving quarters or maybe more off their expected fuel prices for the rest of 2012, reports CNBC's Kate Kelly.

  • Luxury in a Tomb-Size Hotel Room Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 11:20 AM ET
    The Pod Hotel in Midtown Manhattan features 345 minimalistic rooms, single and double. Managers claim the hotel has been such a success - with an average 93 percent occupancy rate in 2010 - that a second Pod is set to open up near Grand Central Station in 2012.

    New York hoteliers have begun offering tiny yet thoughtfully designed accommodations in the “affordable luxury” segment for around $200 a night.

  • Route 66

    Known as America's Main Street, Route 66 is undergoing a business resurgence of sorts as travelers search for a bygone era.

  • Delta Expands Enhanced Legroom 'Economy Comfort' Seating Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 11:42 AM ET
    Delta Airlines

    Delta will offer enhanced legroom seating in economy class on all domestic and international flights beginning June 7. The seats are located in the first few rows of coach and are available for purchase, or free to elite frequent flyers.

  • Mugabe Was Not Given Any Tourism Title: UN Agency Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 10:20 AM ET

    A United Nations agency said Wednesday that it has not appointed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as an official representative for tourism, refuting several newspaper reports that sparked outrage in the United Kingdom.