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  • Hawaii's high prices scare away some mainlanders Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 2:06 PM ET

    Hawaii's high prices may be putting a chill on the state's tourism industry. NBC News reports.

  • Many in Russia hope the annexation of the southern Ukrainian region will offer only benefits and an opportunity to celebrate the "return home" of Russia's more than 1 million "brothers" after being handed to Ukraine 60 years ago.

  • Top destinations for health tourism Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    Medical tourism is booming, with many countries jostling to offer high-quality health care at a good price. Click ahead to learn about popular destinations for health care tourism.

  • March 13- Canadian tour operator Transat AT Inc reported a bigger quarterly loss as a weak Canadian dollar pushed up operating expenses. Net loss widened to C $25.6 million, or 60 Canadian cents per share, in the first quarter ended Jan. 31, from C $15.1 million, or 56 Canadian cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 5.2 percent to C $847.2 million.

  • Wichita's airport decides it really likes Ike Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 8:05 AM ET
    A new terminal being built at Wichita airport will replace the one that opened in 1954. By the time construction is completed in spring 2015, the airport will have a new name: Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport.

    Another ex-president will have an airport named in his honor: Mid-Continent Airport will be named the Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport.

  • Here's what's driving Sheraton's record growth Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 8:14 AM ET
    Rendering of the Sheraton Zhuhai Hotel in China

    In the midst of an $8 billion growth spurt, Sheraton will open a record 38 newly constructed hotels in the next 12 months, including several in Iraq.

  • App helps bumped passengers claw back airline fees Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 3:43 PM ET

    Nearly 60,000 passengers were bumped from U.S. flights last year, leaving about $450 million in potential compensation on the table.

  • Road trippers, jetsetters traveling more in 2014 Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 12:29 PM ET

    Internationally, tourism numbers are strengthening amid rises in business travel, hotel construction and airline trips.

  • Theme parks 'out of reach' for some families Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 12:59 PM ET
    The Magic Kingdom park at Walt Disney World Resort.

    With admission to some amusement parks hovering around $100 per person, some families are considering other options.

  • Tour pros hopeful U.S. may ease Cuba travel rules Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 4:12 PM ET
    Members of Metamovements Latin Dance perform at a panel featuring John McAuliff of the Fund for  Reconciliation and Development, Ray McGrath of the State Department and Yves Marceau of Road Scholar.

    About half a million Americans legally travel to Cuba every year, and tour professionals are hopeful that policies may change to allow more.

  • FRANKFURT, March 3- Egyptian billionaire Samih Sawiris is taking a stake of 25 percent to 35 percent in FTI, Germany's fourth-biggest tour operator, the two parties said on Monday. FTI's founder and chief will keep a majority of shares in the company, which competes with Europe's biggest travel firm TUI.

  • New Delta mileage plan may end 'travel hacking' Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 4:08 PM ET

    Frequent fliers who try to accumulate the most airline points while spending little money, may soon have to figure out a new way to game the system.

  • Seattle airport makes it easier to find Nirvana Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 2:19 PM ET

    Seattle's airport will soon get a dose of indie cred as the grunge-famous Sub Pop label starts selling vinyl and CDs, and hosting gigs.

  • TUNIS, Feb 26- Tunisia expects a record high 7 million tourists to visit this year as the country that inspired the Arab Spring revolts enjoys political stability for the first time since the uprising three years ago, the tourism minister said.

  • BANGKOK, Feb 25- Thailand announced a slump in trade figures on Tuesday with the biggest drop in imports in more than four years in January, as months of anti-government protests extended their economic toll beyond falling tourism numbers.

  • Hotel construction in post-recession boom phase Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 10:37 AM ET
    Best Western Premier hotel in Herald Square, New York.

    As lending options returned last year, hotel companies have ramped up construction, including Best Western, which is aiming for a more upscale market.

  • Daytona speedway getting 21st century tuneup Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 7:16 AM ET
    A car on its way to the Daytona inspection station Feb. 21, 2014.

    NASCAR's $400 million renovation of its primary stadium won't make a dent in rain delays, but it aims to appeal to a more diverse, plugged-in crowd.

  • Airlines bottom lines' point to sunnier days Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 5:08 PM ET

    Even with 100,000 flights canceled this winter and word of a new terror threat, airlines are headed for sunny skies, analysts forecast.

  • RPT-Coach blast knocks back Egypt's tourism recovery Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 9:54 AM ET

    *Red Sea resorts quiet but some cancellations coming in. By killing two holidaymakers near one of Egypt's biggest sea-and-sun resorts, the Islamist militants behind the attack have undermined Egyptian official assurances that foreigners face no threat from the turmoil that has shaken the country since the overthrow of autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011..

  • Thai tourism bane becoming a boon for rivals Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 6:27 PM ET
    Patong beach in Phuket, Thailand

    Thailand's political upheaval may be driving tourists away, but they'll likely rush into the waiting arms of neighboring countries, Credit Suisse said.

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