MADRID— Barcelona's new leftist mayor Thursday temporarily halted the issuing of new licenses for tourist accommodation while new regulations are drawn up to govern a sector some say has grown too big in recent years. Barcelona is one of Europe's top vacation destinations, receiving more than 7 million visitors annually. Located on the Mediterranean coast...» Read More
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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...
If there's one place that sizzled through the country's historic cold winter temperatures this year, it's the Sunshine State.
Petra Nemcova, supermodel and founder of the Happy Hearts Fund, says travel and tourism is a powerful engine for the long-term recovery for countries that are affected by natural disasters.
Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of VaynerMedia, says the travel sector needs to embrace social media as the industry changes.
Barbara Muckermann, CEO of Yonderbound, discusses the company, which gives users a platform where they can share their travel experiences with others.
Tourism is playing a key role in Europe's economic recovery, according to Jose Manuel Barroso, former president of the European Commission.
How is the Spanish recovery helping the major hotel chains? Federico Gonzalez Tejera, CEO of NH Hotel Group, says there are many benefits, including level of activity and better pricing.
Discussing tech disruption, Federico González Tejera, CEO of NH Hotel Group, talks to CNBC about how it's incorporating technology into its hotel business, to benefit customers.
Jose Manuel Barroso, former president of the European Commission, says that the tourism sector is a big source of European employment, while the value of the euro and cost of oil are important drivers too.
Jose Manuel Barroso, former president of the European Commission, says he has complete faith in the European Commission and expects them to carry out a "credible", serious investigation.
Jose Manuel Barroso, former president of the European Commission, says he thinks a U.K. referendum on European Union membership could be politically risky, and wants Britain to remain in the union.
Jose Manuel Barroso, former president of the European Commission, says that all efforts should be made to avoid a "Grexit."
Has the travel and tourism sector been too slow in adapting to new technologies? Julie Meyer, CEO of Ariadne Capital, explains why she doesn't think this is the case.
The slowdown in China's economy and a stronger local currency is hurting Singapore's tourism sector, says Euben Paracuelles, executive director and Southeast Asia economist at Nomura.
Last week, the Singapore government announced a global campaign to increase tourism numbers. CNBC's Pauline Chiou has more.
James Tien, Liberal Party Member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, discusses the government's decision to scrap the issuing of multiple entry Hong Kong visas to Shenzhen citizens.
Florida Governor Rick Scott, says Florida shows a lot of opportunity for port usage.