• The terror attack in Tunisia that killed 21 people is a fresh blow to the North African nation's tourism industry, which has been struggling since the country's revolution of 2011.. Some of those posting "Je Suis Bardo" on social media pledged to visit Tunisia this summer. It's important to just show that we're not afraid to be here in Tunisia, "said Nicole Calande,...

  • KING GEORGE ISLAND, Antarctica— They trekked snow-covered mountains, gasped at seals flopping along the coastline and oohed at penguins waddling along on the ice, and even took in the spectacle of a humpback whale flapping its tale amid a sea of melting icebergs. "In Antarctica, you can plan all you like, but you can't really schedule anything," goes a local saying.

  • For HK, chill sets in as China tourists go elsewhere Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 7:36 PM ET

    Chinese tourists are deserting Hong Kong, leaving retailers who built businesses around once insatiable demand from mainland neighbors with emptier stores.

  • With cross-border tensions exacerbated by pro-democracy Hong Kong protests, tour groups visiting Hong Kong from China plunged about 80 percent in early March. While daytrippers from just outside Hong Kong continue to buy daily essentials there, Chinese travellers with cash to burn are homing in on places like South Korea and Japan. That's bad news for Hong...

  • The 'sweet spot' that New Zealand is aiming for   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:42 PM ET
    The 'sweet spot' that New Zealand is aiming for

    Bill English, deputy prime minister & finance minister of New Zealand, says the country wants "sustained, moderate growth" of 3 percent over the next 2-3 years, but warns of risks from China and Australia.

  • NEW YORK, March 16- The Blackstone Group LP agreed on Monday to buy the Willis Tower, the former Sears Tower that for 25 years was the world's largest building, in a deal that features an observation deck as a tourist attraction and unique revenue stream. The 110- story Willis Tower at 233 South Wacker Drive is the second-tallest U.S. office building with 3.8 million...

  • Is a weak euro bad for Europe?   Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Is a weak euro bad for Europe?

    Erik Nielsen, global chief economist at UniCredit, says that the weaker euro is a "fantastic boost" for Europe, with many industries benefiting.

  • Weak euro beneficiaries   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 1:04 PM ET
    Weak euro beneficiaries

    CNBC's Seema Mody looks at three big sector opportunities in Europe.

  • How Skyscanner plans to expand in Asia   Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 9:48 PM ET
    How Skyscanner plans to expand in Asia

    Gareth Williams, CEO and co-founder of Skyscanner, outlines the firm's strategy in China and explains how acquisitions can play a role in its expansion.

  • One way to (possibly) make money in Cuba Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 1:23 PM ET
    A privately owned party supply store in Havana, Cuba.

    The founder of an investment firm is raising money for a private equity fund geared toward direct investment in Cuba.

  • Battery expired on MH370 black box: interim report Sunday, 8 Mar 2015 | 5:35 AM ET
    Ground staff prepare Malaysia Airlines planes for departure at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang

    The battery on one of Malaysia Airline flight MH370's data recorders may have expired more than a year before the plane went missing, a report said.

  • Want cheap airport parking? Don’t fly from here! Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 11:53 AM ET

    All five of London’s major airports have made the top 10 for the world’s most expensive car parks in airports.

  • Why Chinese tourists are buying toilets in Japan Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    A cheaper yen is driving savvy Chinese shoppers to Japan to buy an unexpected item: Electronic toilet seats that heat up, wash, dry and disinfect.

  • Taiwan: New playground for Chinese tourists Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 5:45 PM ET
    Chinese tourists take photographs at the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall plaza in Taipei, Taiwan.

    As Hong Kong mulls restricting the number of inbound Chinese travelers, Taiwan is stepping up efforts to court rich holidaymakers from the mainland.

  • What's driving Chinese tourists to New Zealand   Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 8:50 PM ET
    What's driving Chinese tourists to New Zealand

    Simon Robertson, CFO of Auckland Airport, attributes the boom in Chinese tourists to the unique experience that New Zealand offers, instead of a "currency play."

  • Lower oil both blessing and curse for AirAsia Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:46 PM ET

    Lower oil prices usually boost airline profits, but for AirAsia, the drop pushed the carrier into the red as Malaysia's ringgit took a knock-on blow.

  • Can sports re-energize Singapore's tourism? Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 5:39 PM ET
    Maria Sharapova of Russia in action at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals tennis in Singapore.

    With a new Sports Hub and world-class events lined up this year, Singapore could claim a bigger slice of the global sports tourism pie.

  • Is Singapore getting airport crazy? Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:32 PM ET
    Singapore's Changi Airport

    Singapore is budgeting $3 billion for a fifth airport terminal before the fourth is even completed, but it isn't clear the travelers will come.

  • Thailand plans to end "rent-a-womb" tourism Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 12:53 AM ET
    The entrance of New Life IVF clinic shows its closed doors in Bangkok on August 15, 2014.

    Thailand's interim parliament has passed a law banning foreigners from seeking surrogacy services to end a "rent-a-womb" fertility-tourism industry.

  • Will the Waldorf become NYC's hot new address? Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 11:52 PM ET

    All those pining after childhood stories of "the tippy-top floor" of New York's Plaza Hotel might soon get to recreate it a few blocks away at the Waldorf.