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  • AirAsia jet's black boxes may take a week to find Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 10:41 PM ET
    Indonesian Navy divers carry their gears from a cargo plane during the search operation for the victims of AirAsia flight QZ8501 in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, December 31, 2014.

    An official said it may take a week to find the missing AirAsia jet's black boxes as poor weather hampered search efforts.

  • Ex-Korean Air executive detained for 'nut rage' Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 9:47 PM ET
    Cho Hyun-Ah (center), the daughter of Korean Air's chief executive, is surrounded by media upon her arrival for questioning at the prosecutors' office in Seoul on December 17, 2014.

    A South Korean court ordered that a former Korean Air Lines executive be detained for delaying a flight following an outburst over nuts.

  • NAIROBI, Dec 30- Kenya's economic growth slowed to 5.5 percent in the third quarter due to a sharp drop in tourism following attacks in the country, but benefited from robust construction and agriculture sectors, data showed on Tuesday. The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics said in a statement that construction grew 11 percent in July-September from a year...

  • NAIROBI, Dec 30- Kenya's economic growth slowed to 5.5 percent in the third quarter due to a sharp drop in tourism following attacks in the country, but benefited from robust construction and agriculture sectors, data showed on Tuesday. The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics said in a statement that construction grew 11 percent in July-September from a year...

  • AirAsia flight to Singapore vanishes in storm Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 1:09 PM ET
    An official from Indonesia's national search and rescue agency in Medan, North Sumatra points at his computer screen to the position where AirAsia flight QZ8501 went missing off the waters of Indonesia.

    An AirAsia Indonesia-Singapore flight with 162 people on board lost contact with air traffic control, with search operations suspended for the night.

  • Back for the holidays: Three-card monte in NYC Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 3:40 PM ET

    Classic con-artist routines, namely three-card monte and the shell game, apparently made a return to New York City streets for the holidays.

  • Detention sought for Korean Air exec in nut case Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 2:09 AM ET

    South Korean prosecutors requested a detention warrant for a former Korean Air Lines executive who delayed a flight because she was unhappy over nuts.

  • Chinese tourists to bring smiles back to Thailand Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 5:49 PM ET
    Chinese tourists pose for a pictures with a tiger at Tiger Kingdom in Mae Rim, Thailand

    Political unrest kept tourists away from Thailand for much of this year, but a surge in Chinese travelers may signal a recovery ahead, analysts say.

  • HAVANA, Dec 18- From bus drivers to bartenders and ballet dancers, many Cubans are already imagining a more prosperous future after the United States said it will put an end to 50 years of conflict with the communist-run island. Old Havana is a center of Cuba's tourism industry and boasts fine colonial buildings, some exquisitely restored but others in disrepair.

  • That is about to change with more Americans being allowed to travel to Cuba after President Barack Obama moved this week to restore diplomatic relations, even though tourism remains restricted. "Right now we come to Cuba and.. things are pretty much as they were," Dugald Wells, chief executive officer of Cuba Cruise said from Toronto. Canada, which has had diplomatic...

  • HONG KONG, Dec 17- The billionaire behind shopping mall developer Dalian Wanda says China's era of rapid urbanisation will end within a decade, so he is speeding up his company's shift toward tourism and entertainment after a $3.7 billion initial public offering. Wang Jianlin became China's fourth-richest man in part by following the migration of 300 million...

  • TOKYO, Dec 15- Investors are snapping up Japanese stocks in the retail and transportation sectors, thanks to a weaker yen that has lured a record number of foreign visitors in one of the few bright spots for the economy. The yen has tumbled to seven-year lows making Japan cheaper for tourists and helping companies that cater to tourists such as railway operators...

  • WARSAW, Dec 14- Poland's next big European-funded airport project is at Szymany, a remote airfield which the CIA used just over a decade ago to transport al Qaeda suspects to a secret interrogation centre it ran in Poland. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, was probably among detainees who landed at the airfield en route to the...

  • Newest top-ranked tourist destination is...Queens? Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 2:43 PM ET
    An elevated subway in Queens, with the Manhattan skyline in the background.

    New York City's largest borough by area won the top spot in Lonely Planet's annual ranking of best places in the U.S. to visit.

  • EU considers tightening ban on energy, tourism in Crimea Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 10:05 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, Dec 10- The European Union is considering widening its ban on investment in Crimea to include barring the sale of technology used for oil and gas exploration and stopping EU firms running tourist businesses there, according to a draft document seen by Reuters. The proposals, being worked on by EU officials, would also ban EU citizens from buying or...

  • Online booking in Eastern Europe  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 4:20 AM ET

    Jozsef Szigetvari, CEO of online booking company Szallas.hu, focuses on local, domestic tourism in Eastern Europe, which he sees as a growth area.

  • Amazon reportedly getting into travel business  Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 11:04 AM ET

    Amazon has reportedly been working with hotels and resorts to start a new travel department, and the New York Post reports Amazon will roll out a new ad supported streaming service. Kara Swisher, Re/code co-executive editor, weighs in.

  • Vail Resorts expects big spending  Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    Discussing how the holiday ski season is setting up already, with Rob Katz, Vail Resorts Chairman and CEO.

  • A look into the luxury nightclubs of Dubai  Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Despite being a Muslim country, Dubai has one of the hottest nightclub scenes. CNBC looks at how the country operates its nightlife.

  • Dubai's police supercars can be seen patrolling the streets of the emirate. Here's how law enforcement deals with tourists who break the law.