OTARU/SASEBO, Japan, Nov 28- Ageing and shrinking, Japan's country towns want to gamble away their economic and demographic woes. Japan is one of the world's last untapped gaming markets and, with a wealthy population and proximity to China, could generate $15 billion annually from casinos, industry experts say.» Read More
After a string of high profile problems, Carnival's issuing its second profit warning in 2 months, reports CNBC's Simon Hobbs.
Japanese tourists to South Korea, the largest group of visitors to Asia's fourth largest economy last year, fell by 25 percent in the first quarter thanks to a falling yen. But not to worry - the Chinese are here.
Why are Japanese visitors shunning South Korea? The answer lies in currency markets.
Australia is looking to fill six dream jobs, from outback adventurer to chief funster. What sort of qualifications do you need to be the CHIEF funster? Read on.
Jason Yap, CEO of Travelzoo Asia Pacific, sees the weaker yen spurring both inbound and domestic travel in Japan.
Home to the most extensive retail space on the planet, Dubai has the capacity to pack in the shops. But locals are also spending on luxury abroad, a lucrative opportunity as Desiree Bollier, CEO of Value Retail, explains.
The Gulf's clout as an international tourism destination is growing, with 15 million visitors expected in Dubai alone by 2015. Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott International, tells CNBC how he's looking to capitalize on shifting trends in the region.
The UAE and Saudi Arabia big drivers for the InterContinental Hotels Group, the world's largest hotel by number of rooms. Richard Solomons, the firm's CEO, discusses the drivers of regional demand, and why Africa is not on his priority list.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs speaks to Norwegian Cruise CEO Kevin Sheehan about better than expected Q1 profit, and how he plans to keep profit moving forward.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs takes you inside Norwegian Cruise Line's new $900 million "Breakaway." (2:06)
Norwegian Cruise Lines is up 70 percent this year, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs.
CNBC's Mary Thompson reports the Garden State's beach area is still struggling to rebuild, six months after Super Storm Sandy left a wide swath of destruction in its wake.
CNBC's Mary Thompson looks at what's at risk in the state's $22 billion tourism industry as the New Jersey shore pushes to recover from the devastating storm.
The annual Airline Quality Rankings by Wichita State University and Purdue University show carriers bumping more passengers from oversold flights and delivering service that often leaves customers frustrated.
Chinese tourists have overtaken Germans as the world's biggest-spending travelers after a decade of robust growth in the number of Chinese holidaying abroad, reports the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
Carnival on Friday reported a quarterly profit but posted a drop in the revenue each cabin generates and lowered its revenue forecast for the year, citing weakness in Europe and pricing promotions.
Kate Howitt, Portfolio Manager of the Fidelity Australian Opportunities Fund, explains how Australian companies can benefit from Chinese consumer firepower as Beijing shifts growth models.
Cruise lines are rolling out huge discounts and extras to help potential passengers forget the disaster and illness that have plagued the industry lately. And for some -- it's working!
Tourism in Greece is bouncing back this year in an otherwise flat European market, held back by the weak economic climate, travel industry executives said.
Eduardo Santander, executive director of the European Travel Commission, tells CNBC that tourism is south Europe's best industry and they should invest in it accordingly.