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  • Attention travelers: New tips to save on trips Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 6:30 PM ET

    As a new year looms, travel experts are offering some tips that might help road warriors save time and money.

  • MOJAVE, Calif., Nov 3- A team investigating the fatal test-flight crash of a Virgin Galactic passenger spaceship found that its rotating tail, designed to ease reentry into the atmosphere, was activated prematurely, and said pilot error could not be ruled out. SpaceShipTwo, developed by the fledgling space tourism company of billionaire entrepreneur Richard...

  • HONG KONG, Nov 3- October is set to be the worst month on record for casino revenues in the world's biggest gambling hub Macau as China's pervasive war on corruption, combined with fewer tourists and slowing economic growth, dampen the appetite to wager. October would also be the fifth consecutive month of declines after two years of rapid growth which saw Macau...

  • HONG KONG, Nov 3- October is set to be the worst month on record for casino revenues in the world's biggest gambling hub Macau as China's pervasive war on corruption, combined with fewer tourists and slowing economic growth, dampen the appetite to wager. October would also be the fifth consecutive month of declines after two years of rapid growth which saw Macau...

  • MOJAVE, Calif., Nov 2- Virgin Galactic could have a new spacecraft ready to fly by next year, the chief executive of Richard Branson's space tourism company said in an interview published on Sunday, reacting to concerns about the safety of technology used in the Virgin craft that crashed last week. His remarks followed a somber assessment of the future of Virgin...

  • Branson: I'll get to the bottom of Galactic crash Sunday, 2 Nov 2014 | 12:56 AM ET
    Fly from New York to Beijing in two hours on this?

    Richard Branson said he was determined to find out what caused a spaceship being developed by his tourism company to crash during a test flight.

  • MOJAVE, Calif./ CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Nov 1- B illionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson said on Saturday he was determined to find out what caused a passenger spaceship being developed by his space tourism company to crash during a test flight in California's Mojave Desert, killing one pilot and injuring the other. Branson arrived in California to meet his Virgin...

  • NYC marathon sponsor wants to put you up in a bed Saturday, 1 Nov 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Runners participating in the 2013 ING New York City Marathon on November 3, 2013.

    The hotel industry expects to haul in $65 million from the New York marathon, but it has competition in the form of Airbnb, the home-sharing site.

  • After Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashed, James Oberg, NBC space analyst, says the first step of investigators should be to create a timeline of events.

  • The "Closing Bell" crew discusses the potential impact to Virgin Galactic after its SpaceShipTwo crash, and the risks associated with space tourism.

  • Americans spend this much on Halloween Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 7:59 AM ET
    Candy displayed at a Walgreens in Wheeling, Ill.

    Americans now spend an estimated at $7 billion during Halloween, making it the second biggest holiday in terms of consumer spending.

  • Will the ban on beach parties taint Thai tourism? Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:35 PM ET
    British party goers dance as hundreds of full moon partiers carry on past sunrise on the beach of Haad Rin on August 22, 2013 in Koh Phangan, Thailand.

    Some of Thailand's notorious all night parties will soon be outlawed, but travelers and analysts say the ban is unlikely to hurt tourism.

  • What a vacation to North Korea is really like Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:38 PM ET
    Chinese tourists leave after paying homage to a giant portrait of Kim Il-sung at a square in Rason city in North Korea.

    As tourism to the isolated communist country of North Korea increases, more travelers are choosing to make up their own minds about the country.

  • Oct 28- Marriott International Inc raised its profit forecast for the year as more business travelers and tourists pay higher rates to stay at its hotels in North America. With a greater percentage of its hotels in North America than Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc, Marriott was less affected by the strong dollar and Ebola concerns that dragged on its...

  • BANGKOK, Oct 28- Loss-making Thai Airways International Pcl said on Tuesday it was confident it would post a net profit in the fourth quarter due to an increase in advance bookings and a pick up in the tourism industry. Thai Airways has yet to give any guidance about its third-quarter earnings. Thai Airways said it expects its cabin factor, or the number of seats...

  • NYC tourism, travel unfazed by Ebola worries Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 5:02 PM ET

    Hotel, restaurants and museum officials said they did not expect tourists to stay away from New York City after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola.

  • Brains! Cities to avoid when zombie apocalypse hits Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 12:09 PM ET

    Should the zombie apocalypse come knocking, these are the 25 worst cities to seek refuge according to Trulia.

  • Unused vacation days at 40-year high Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    In 2013, Americans forfeited 169 million vacation days, amounting to $52.4 billion in lost benefits, according to a new study.

  • *Gulf airlines using Italy as base for expansion. Italy is Europe's fourth largest travel market, one of the world's top tourist destinations and its thriving fashion and leather industry underpin demand for business travel. That is taking passengers away from Germany's Lufthansa, British Airways and Air France-KLM in Europe, and Delta Air Lines and American...

  • Tips for cheap Thanksgiving flights Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 4:42 PM ET

    Four tips to save money on your Thanksgiving day flights. Today.com reports.