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Sonia Cheng, CEO of Rosewood Hotel Group talks about the company's strategy to capitalize on emerging "affluent explorers."
Arne Sorenson, CEO & President, Marriott International says the company plans to more than double in size in Asia in a massive expansion drive, and will soon enter markets like Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
CAIRO, Oct 14- Morale in Egypt's tourism industry is at rock bottom; a summer of bloodshed has frightened away all but the bravest foreign visitors from Cairo and the pyramids, and things are little better in the Red Sea beach resorts.
The government shutdown has crippled the economy of an Arizona town near the Grand Canyon, where most residents rely on tourism.
HONG KONG, Oct 10- Chinese conglomerate Fosun International Ltd and South Africa's Sun City casino king plan to build a $1.6 billion resort on China's Hainan holiday island, joining a pack of players betting on a surge in upscale tourism in the country.
HAVANA, Oct 9- Cuba has authorized its state-run tourism industry to contract out lodgings, meals, excursions and other activities to private businesses in a boost to a growing "non-state" sector.
HAVANA, Oct 9- Cuba has authorized its state-run tourism industry to contract out lodgings, meals, excursions and other activities to private businesses in a boost to a growing "non-state" sector. Tourism is the country's largest industry, attracting 2.8 million visitors in 2012 with revenues approaching $3 billion.
WASHINGTON, Oct 8- Tourism sagged near U.S. national parks, Washington- area workers filed more unemployment claims and futures markets grappled with a lack of data as the government shutdown, now in its second week, stretched across the nation and upset many aspects of American life.
CARACAS, Oct 5- President Nicolas Maduro's government plans to use fingerprint machines at airports to try to root out no-shows who buy tickets to scam travel-related currency controls without even flying, in the latest symptom of Venezuela's economic chaos.
DUBAI, Oct 5- Dubai unveiled plans on Saturday to become a centre for business that follows Islamic principles in areas from banking and insurance to food processing, tourism and education. But in the past few decades, Dubai has used its international ties to become the Gulf's main centre for finance, trade and travel.
If the first two days of China's annual Golden Week holidays are anything to go by, consumer confidence in the world's second-largest economy is strong.y is strong.
SINGAPORE, Sept 24- Casino operators and regulators around Asia are watching Singapore's two multi-billion-dollar gaming resorts as they focus on tourists and trade shows to boost revenue in response to restrictions on gambling and a sluggish broader market.
NAIROBI/ MOMBASA, Sept 23- Security worries are nothing new in Kenya and so the country is unlikely to see long-term investors pull money out after the deadly attack on a Nairobi shopping mall, analysts say.
MADRID, Sept 23- Sunseekers spurning unrest in Egypt and Turkey flocked to Spain in record numbers last month, setting the country up for its best-ever year for visitors and giving a boost to the ailing economy.
Richard Solomons, CEO of the InterContinental Hotels Group, talks about how 50% of its growth and future pipeline is in Asia.
ATHENS, Sept 18- Strong spending by foreign visitors widened Greece's current account surplus in July, confirming expectations that a bumper tourism season will help ease the debt-laden country's recession this year. Greece's current account deficit had swollen to 15 percent of gross domestic product in 2008, highlighting its lack of competitiveness.
Though a number of recent Olympics have disappointed host cities, some experts say Tokyo is poised to benefit from the 2020 games.
BANGKOK, Sept 4- Tens of thousands of Thai rubber farmers protesting against a sharp drop in prices escalated protests across southern Thailand on Wednesday, cutting off access to large swathes of the region by blocking roads leading to tourist and commercial hubs.
MEXICO CITY, Aug 29- A planned expo center in the Mexican beach resort of Cancun, touted as the largest showcase of Chinese goods in the Americas, should begin construction soon, the company behind the project said on Thursday after a court ruled in its favor.
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Aug 26- At a cafe in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Mohamed was lamenting to a foreign journalist how Egypt's 2011 uprising had hurt his business because law and order had broken down.