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  • Technology will change hotel industry: Loews Hotel Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 2:47 PM ET
    Technology will change hotel industry: Loews Hotel

    Jonathan Tisch, Loews Hotel, discusses the state of hospitality in an exclusive interview with CNBC's Simon Hobbs.

  • Accor's asset disposal plans: CEO Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    Accor's asset disposal plans: CEO

    Many global hotel companies are choosing sell off their hotels and just manage them, however, Sebastien Bazin, CEO at Accor, explains why his company's bucking this trend.

  • *Croatia to sign oil, gas exploration licences in June/July. SALI, Croatia, June 1- When Croatia announced in 2013 it would set a tender to explore for oil and gas in its pristine Adriatic waters, the government evoked the hydrocarbon riches of Norway to win over the plan's many detractors. "If it's not dangerous for Norway or Scotland, it shouldn't be dangerous for us,"...

  • On Friday, a Korean man was confirmed as China's first case after traveling to the country via Hong Kong with Asiana Airlines Inc. None of 64 people quarantined after contact with the man tested positive, state media reported. In Hong Kong, 299 people died from SARS and tourism dropped almost 90 percent during the worst-hit months. Korean Air Lines Co Ltd closed...

  • Is diversification the answer to Macau's woes? Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 6:36 PM ET
    Is diversification the answer to Macau's woes?

    Casinos in Macau have "no choice but to diversify their offerings" so as to attract tourists from Greater Asia, says Jonathan Galaviz, partner at Global Market Advisors.

  • May 27- Luxury jeweler Tiffany& Co reported better-than- expected quarterly sales and profit as it benefited from higher spending by tourists in Europe and growing demand for its Tiffany T line of fashion jewelry. Sales in Europe rose 2 percent in the first quarter ended April 30, Tiffany said, attributing the increase to more tourists shopping at its stores and...

  • Open skies in Australia: Will it draw carriers? Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 3:19 AM ET

    Australia may be weighing allowing foreign airlines to offer domestic flights, but it isn't clear the skies down under are particularly attractive.

  • Greek firms making big bucks—despite the crisis Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 1:47 AM ET
    Blue-domed church in Santorini, Greece

    CNBC takes a look at those industries that are – just about – keeping Greece afloat.

  • This is the 'tremendous tourism market' for US Monday, 18 May 2015 | 9:46 PM ET
    This is the 'tremendous tourism market' for US

    Chris Thompson, CEO of Brand USA, says the extension of visa validity for Chinese travelers is a huge driver of growth for tourist travel between the mainland and the U.S.

  • LOS ANGELES, May 13- Santa Monica, a prime Southern California tourist destination, has approved restrictions on short-term home rentals that will limit companies such as Airbnb, in what the city's mayor touted as model regulation for other communities to adopt. Santa Monica officials estimated about 1,700 housing units in the city were regularly rented out...

  • LONDON/ BERLIN, May 13- TUI Group, the world's largest leisure and tourism company, expects annual profit growth of more than 10 percent over the next three years and said it will retire the Thomson brand in Britain as part of its post-merger shake-up. In its first strategy update since last year's merger of London- listed TUI Travel and German owner TUI AG, the...

  • LONDON/ BERLIN, May 13- TUI Group, the world's largest leisure and tourism group, expects profit growth over the next three years to exceed 10 percent annually, as the merger that created it six months ago bears fruit. In its first strategy update since it was formed from the combination of London- listed TUI Travel and German majority- owner TUI AG, TUI said on...

  • WASHINGTON, May 11- Complaints among U.S. air travelers soared more than 55 percent in March from a year earlier, mainly due to flight problems, a federal government report said on Monday. The 53- page report by the U.S. Transportation Department recorded 1,733 complaints about U.S. and airlines, travel agents and tour operators for the month, which reflects the...

  • How Airbnb plans to avoid more horror stories: CEO Monday, 11 May 2015 | 1:36 PM ET
    Brian Chesky, Airbnb CEO

    Airbnb's Brian Chesky explains what measures the company is taking to protect hosts' homes.

  • Airbnb makes its move into Cuba Monday, 11 May 2015 | 11:33 AM ET
    Airbnb makes its move into Cuba

    Brian Chesky, CEO & co-founder of Airbnb, discusses fostering the entrepreneurial spirit, and the road to 1.2 million homes on its websites. Airbnb found the company brought $1.15 billion to New York City in 2014.

  • Uganda's 'oil rush' town stuck in the slow lane Sunday, 10 May 2015 | 5:00 AM ET

    *'Oil town' property prices soar as boom takes hold. HOIMA, Uganda, May 10- Before the discovery of large amounts of oil in Lake Albert, Hoima was a forlorn and remote town in Western Uganda, whose main sources of income were farming and the trickle of tourists heading to nearby national parks. "Everybody in the country and the region is looking at Hoima," said Betty...

  • *'Oil town' property prices soar as boom takes hold. HOIMA, Uganda, May 10- Before the discovery of large amounts of oil in Lake Albert, Hoima was a forlorn and remote town in Western Uganda, whose main sources of income were farming and the trickle of tourists heading to nearby national parks. "Everybody in the country and the region is looking at Hoima," said Betty...

  • Economic impact of Airbnb services Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 11:18 AM ET
    Economic impact of Airbnb services

    Nathan Blecharczyk, Airbnb co-founder, discusses growth and valuation of the company.

  • NAIROBI, April 29- Kenya's economic growth eased to 5.3 percent in 2014 as tourism fell and agricultural output slowed, but should pick up this year, a minister said on Wednesday. Waiguru said an improving global economy, helped by lower oil prices, would help Kenya's economy. "This is expected to impact positively on Kenya's economic growth," she said, adding any...

  • NEW YORK, April 28- A night of arson and looting in Baltimore has shaken the confidence of people running businesses beyond the areas hardest hit. While Baltimore's unemployment rate is higher than the national average and it is lagging in per capita income, the city government's budget is stable, it has a diverse business sector, elite universities and medical...