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  • Hotel apologizes after 3,000 bad reviews Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 6:10 PM ET

    A New York hotel was suffering a severe backlash to its posted policy of charging $500 extra if guests posted bad reviews online.

  • JERUSALEM, Aug 5- Tourism to Israel, badly damaged by rocket fire from Gaza during an Israeli offensive against Islamist militants in the enclave, should bounce back later in the year, Tourism Minister Uzi Landau said on Tuesday.

  • Hotel says $500 bad-review fee was a joke Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 12:23 PM ET

    A hotel in New York says it doesn't really charge $500 to guests who post negative online reviews.

  • Shamu gets the hook in Southwest/SeaWorld split Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 2:33 PM ET

    About 180 gallons of paint will mark the end of a decades-long partnership between Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld.

  • On the road again: RV sales picking up speed Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Recreational vehicles are "the most discretionary purchase you can think of," so as the economy emerges from the recession, sales are starting to follow.

  • TAMPA, Fla., July 31- Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld said on Thursday they are ending a longtime marketing partnership, as the airline faces pressure from animal rights groups critical of the marine life conditions at its popular tourist attractions.

  • HAVANA, July 30- The Cuban tourism industry stagnated in 2013 and is struggling this year for more visitors, a government report said on Wednesday, the latest indication of a general slowdown in the country's economy.

  • Gaza conflict to dent, not break Israel economy Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    Analysts and officials compare the current operation to a one-month war between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas in Lebanon in the summer of 2006, as well as to conflicts in Gaza in 2009 and 2012, when the economy took a hit but bounced back quickly, except for tourism.

  • Cities, taxis and airports pump rideshare's brakes Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 2:01 PM ET
    A Lyft customer gets into a car on January 21, 2014 in San Francisco.

    Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft are butting heads with regulators over laws that they claim are outdated and hurt their companies.

  • Singapore tourism steps up guard against haze Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:08 PM ET
    A tour group wearing masks poses for a photograph in front of the haze covered skyline on June 2013 in Singapore.

    While the skies in Singapore has been smog-free thus far, its tourism sector is bracing itself for a recurrence of last year's severe air pollution.

  • Cafe in Irish tourist town bans 'loud' Americans Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 3:25 PM ET
    Not all tourists are welcome in Peter's Place Café in Waterville, Ireland, according to a sign in the window spotted June 5.

    The reputation of the ugly American tourist is getting a revival in one seaside Irish village.

  • The Gaza war, in which Israel is now waging a ground offensive to try to destroy Palestinian tunnels and missile stocks, is set to wipe at least half a billion dollars off the Jewish state's economy this year, industry bodies estimate. More than 3.5 million visitors came to Israel in 2013, pumping some 40 billion shekels into the economy.

  • You kill it, hotels cook it: Farm-to-table perks Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Marlin Watkins with wild turkeys bagged at Turkey Trot Acres.

    Farm-to-table meals have become so popular that hotels are now getting in the game by offering prepared meals using food hooked or shot by guests.

  • Secret Service warns on hotel biz center computers Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 12:31 PM ET

    Malware on computers in hotel business centers can record every keystroke a guest makes.

  • Nude tourism: Go upscale or risk closing Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    Mom-and-pop nudist resorts are folding while larger more luxurious options are thriving, The Economist reports.

  • Lyft stalls NYC launch amid legal squabbles Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 7:30 PM ET
    A Lyft customer gets into a car on January 21, 2014 in San Francisco.

    For all the attention Lyft has drummed up from investors, government regulators in New York are far from impressed.

  • ‘Game of Thrones’ boosts this ex-communist country Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 2:47 PM ET

    The wildly popular "Game of Thrones" TV series could also help re-establish Croatia's reputation as a location for film making.

  • Lawsuit claims United delays bags for cargo profit Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 10:38 AM ET

    A lawsuit seeking class-action status says passenger bags sometimes get bumped to make way for paid cargo, Crain's Chicago Business reports.

  • Power Pitch: Apply sunscreen in seconds     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 1:27 PM ET

    In today's "Power Pitch," Kristen McClellan pitches her device SnappyScreen, which applies sunscreen at the customers desired SPF level.

  • How Croatia can cash in on its natural beauty Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 12:05 PM ET
    The Croatian national flag, left, sits alongside the European Union one

    In the face of booming tourism, Croatia is faced with something of a dilemma: how to build on its natural assets without spoiling them.