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  • Starwood CEO quits in ‘mutual’ decision Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 8:34 AM ET
    Frits van Paasschen, CEO of Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

    Frits van Paasschen, president and chief executive of international hotel chain Starwood, has resigned “by mutual agreement with the board of directors,” according to the company.

  • Visit the London Cone! China renames UK landmarks Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 10:05 AM ET
    London Shard

    Do you think “Garden of fashion” whenever you hear about London’s stylish Shoreditch? One community does, and has now renamed U.K.’s iconic treasures.

  • Retail pro finds black cloud   Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 2:09 PM ET
    Retail pro finds black cloud

    Steve Sandove, former Chairman and CEO of Saks, shares his global outlook for the retail industry.

  • Chinese spending on international travel in 2014 rose to $165 billion from $129 billion in 2013, the biggest percentage increase in two years, according to data released by the State Administration of Foreign Exchange last week. In November, the United States signed a landmark deal with China extending one-year visas issued to Chinese travelers to up to a...

  • Need a vacation? Escape to these top cities Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 1:26 AM ET
    Smart phone photography New York

    When it comes to picking a vacation destination, forget the Caribbean or the U.S. — here are a slew of more popular holiday hot spots.

  • The CNBC Crowdfinance Vice Average Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Casino gambling

    This list represents the largest capital commitments raised by private U.S. companies actively listed on equity crowdfunding platforms.

  • Will a strong dollar spook international tourists? Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 1:34 PM ET
    Tourists on the Big Bus Tour double decker bus during a sight-seeing trip to South Beach, Miami.

    If dollar has an effect on flight and hotel bookings, there will likely be a delay, NBC News reports.

  • Great Barrier Reef 'in danger'   Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    A helicopter flies over the Great Barrier Reef near Heron Island, Australia.

    CNBC's Phil Han reports on whether the Australian government is heeding warnings that the Great Barrier Reef could be 'in danger'.

  • 'Nut rage' exec treated crew as 'slaves': Witness Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 9:43 AM ET
    Former Korean Air Lines Vice President Cho Hyun-Ah, center, leaves the Seoul western prosecutors' office as she is transferred to a detention house on December 30, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea.

    A former Korean Air exec at the center of a 'nut rage' case treated flight crew like "feudal slaves," a chief steward said in court on Monday.

  • PARIS, Feb 2- When Edith Zemirou bought Euro Disney stock two decades ago, she expected a decent return and her own small share in Mickey Mouse magic. In 1989, the Walt Disney Company announced a public share offering of its young European arm. The Paris- listed firm has recorded losses in 16 of its 23 years, despite owning Europe's top tourist destination with about...

  • ATHENS, Jan 29- Greece's tourism minister promised on Thursday Athens had no plans to curb all-inclusive resorts on its sun-drenched islands, after suggestions new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had declared war on the popular packages. All-inclusive deals that limit added food and bar expenses for vacationers are especially popular among the millions of...

  • Are Singapore’s casinos back in the game? Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 2:50 AM ET

    Singapore's casinos haven't lived up to the hype, but Marina Bay Sands results suggest those writing off growth may need to write it back in.

  • Every January, Dubai is decked out in lights, banners and roadside ornaments heralding the event. Dubai, one of seven federal states in the United Arab Emirates, has far smaller oil reserves than the capital Abu Dhabi, and its economy relies heavily on retail, tourism and international trade. Russian travel operators in Dubai reported a sharp drop in the number of...

  • Why record tourists to Japan won't matter much Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 5:43 PM ET

    Tourist spending hits a record high in Japan, and while good for certain sectors, it represents a small slice of the overall economy, say analysts.

  • How to host a Super Bowl—by a guy who's done it Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 1:07 PM ET
    Jonathan Tisch, co-chairman of the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee and co-owner of the New York Giants

    NY Giants co-owner Jonathan Tisch reveals what it was like to host Super Bowl XLVIII and if NY/NJ ever hopes to win another Super Bowl bid.

  • Deadly attacks could have lasting impact on Paris tourism Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 8:50 AM ET

    *Paris hotel occupancy rates down and still falling- MKG. PARIS, Jan 21- The deadly attacks in Paris earlier this month could have a lasting impact on tourism if anti- France protests that have swept the Muslim world lead wealthy Arabs to shun the city. But hospitality research firm MKG Group fears a longer-term impact in Paris after satirical magazine Charlie...

  • Davos 2015: The future of IHG   Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 11:25 AM ET
    Davos 2015: The future of IHG

    At the World Economic Forum, Richard Solomons, CEO of IHG, says trusting a brand is really important within organisations and talks about his company's plans.

  • Strong dollar could scare tourists away from U.S. Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    Jan 20- New York restaurant owner Jeremy Merrin has seen business droop in recent weeks at his Havana Central eatery in Times Square. International tourists to the United States spend more than $200 billion annually on travel, hotels, dining and shopping, but growth in 2015 is expected to decelerate as would-be visitors balk at the stronger dollar and grapple...

  • By Adam Jourdan SHANGHAI, Jan 20- From Paris to New York, purveyors of luxury goods are teaching staff Mandarin, offering traditional New Year "hongbao" gifts and flocking to social media sites as well-heeled Chinese tourists pack their bags to ring in the Year of the Goat abroad. Tiffany& Co, Macy's Inc, Prada SpA and Christian Dior SA have made moves to woo Chinese...

  • Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea may be high after the hack attack on Sony Pictures late last year, but the upcoming 28th Pyongyang marathon in April is expected to attract more westerners than ever.