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  • Siemens to build trains in US for private railway Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 5:58 PM ET
    At the Siemens plant in Sacramento, Calif., Michael Cahill of Siemens and Myles Tobin of All Aboard Florida tour a locomotive under construction.

    Plans are advancing for a private high-speed luxury railway in Florida by the end of 2016.

  • State launches 1st fall foliage report of season Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 7:16 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— The state's tourism office has launched the season's first fall foliage map that provides updated information on where the autumn colors are emerging across New York. The Empire State Development Division of Tourism posted its first fall foliage report Wednesday on the I Love New York website.

  • Fall tourism rising: Fewer crowds, nice weather Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 2:57 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Fall used to be off-peak for tourism everywhere except New England and other fall foliage destinations. Lara Berdine and Mark Petrella, New Yorkers in their 40 s, visit Italy each fall because "it's cheaper, the weather is cooler and we can see the country as it really is, rather than in high season when it's inundated with tourists," said Berdine.

  • Park City happy again     Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 1:32 PM ET

    Park City Mountain Resort is selling season passes for the season which begins November 22nd, after a battle between the owners of the bottom of the mountain and the owners at the top. CNBC's Jane Wells has the story.

  • NZ lodge owner charged with assaulting 16 guests Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 4:05 AM ET

    SYDNEY— The owner of a New Zealand tourist lodge has been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting 16 guests, most of whom were from overseas, police said Wednesday.

  • Nevada interstate could stay closed until weekend Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 2:15 AM ET

    MOAPA, Nev.— Tourists and truckers were told to prepare for another day of disruptive detours Wednesday around a closed stretch of busy Interstate 15 in southern Nevada that crumbled in chunks during intense flash flooding. But the sun was out Tuesday in the rural southern Nevada towns of Moapa and Glendale, about 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas.

  • Honolulu to move homeless people from tourist hubs Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 12:17 AM ET

    These days, the 62- year-old is homeless after his Waikiki landlord canceled his lease and hiked the rent, he said. Under pressure from the visitor industry, the Honolulu City Council is taking up a slew of proposals to ban sitting, lying down, defecating and urinating on sidewalks in Waikiki and other public places.

  • Virginia tourism revenue rises to $21.5B in 2013 Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 10:07 AM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— Virginia is once again celebrating a record high for tourism across the state.

  • Crystal Cruises sets sights on Northwest Passage Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 1:04 PM ET
    The Crystal Serenity at sea.

    As ice retreats in the Northwest Passage, bigger and more luxurious cruise ships are booking voyages on the storied route. NBC News reports.

  • Travelers heading to North Korea despite the risks Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 3:30 PM ET
    People applaud as they watch the unveiling ceremony for two statues of former North Korean leaders Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il in Pyongyang, North Korea.

    About 6,000 Westerns visit North Korea each year, although independent travel is nearly impossible.

  • Shark attacks kayak     Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 1:47 PM ET

    Two girls on kayaks were attacked by a great white shark and survived.

  • Fed survey finds moderate growth across the US Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The U.S. economy strengthened in all regions of the country in July and August, in areas from consumer spending to auto sales to tourism, the Federal Reserve reported in a survey released Wednesday. Six— New York, Cleveland, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Francisco— characterized growth as "moderate."

  • Twisted Colossus begins battle for best coaster Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 4:37 PM ET
    An artist rendering of the planned Twisted Colossus ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain will feature the Western Hemisphere’s first “High Five” element, and a zero-G roll.

    Magic Mountain in California is banking on a combination of nostalgia and new technology for its big new ride next summer.

  • Here's how you can save on college travel Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:10 AM ET

    Students, and their families, can get deals on making the trip to-and-from college, whether it's by train, plane or bus.

  • Surfing industry boost from GoPro     Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    Surfers are catching the action via GoPro cameras and drones, and some say the video content is giving a boost to the surfing industry. CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports.

  • 3-D museums: Next big thing for Asia tourism? Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 6:29 PM ET
    Visitors take a picture at the Alive Museum, located in the Suntec City shopping mall in Singapore.

    Industry players are confident that 3-D museums will become major regional attractions.

  • This is China's most lucrative sector: Fosun CEO Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:29 PM ET
    Liang Xinjun, vice chairman and chief executive officer of Fosun Internationa

    Mobile internet is China's most lucrative sector according to Fosun International, the country's largest private investment firm.

  • Great white shark off Cape Cod     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 1:35 PM ET

    A large great white shark was spotted off the coast of Cape Cod by a state police helicopter crew during a routine patrol, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • Asia airlines enjoy demand, but where is the profit? Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 8:46 PM ET

    Asia may be seeing the strongest airline passenger growth, but its carriers are struggling to eke out profits, dented by overexpansion.

  • Thai junta upbeat on economy, but not out of the woods Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 7:41 PM ET
    General Prayuth Chan-ocha was elected Thailand's Prime Minister on 21 August 2014.

    Thailand's junta wants to sell a positive story about its coup saving a troubled economy, but there is little evidence yet of a sustainable recovery.