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  • US Travel Businesses' 'Lost Decade' Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 12:47 PM ET
    Suitcase on bed in hotel room.

    The American economy has lost out on a half trillion dollars in travel and tourism after the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, led to tighter visa requirements for many foreigners.

  • Deregulation Could Fund Face Lift For U.S. Airports Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 8:52 AM ET
    Aerial Photo of Branson Airport near Branson Missouri.

    The lack of a free market for U.S. airports has many industry  analysts calling for a dramatic change—deregulation. But one recent attempt for privatization  failed,  leaving the concept up in the air.

  • High Used-Car Prices Make It an Ideal Time to Sell Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 8:30 AM ET
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    It's the best time in years to sell your car. People are holding on to cars and trucks for about a year longer than they did before the recession, which has created a tight supply of used vehicles. So few are on the market that prices have risen to their highest in at least 16 years.

  • Who Benefits From World’s Biggest-Ever Rail Project?  Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 12:58 AM ET
    Rail attendants pose with the Chinese high-speed trains at a station in Shanghai on October 26, 2010, prior to the launch of the Shanghai to Hangzhou line. China's latest new high-speed passenger rail line went into service, halving travel time to 45 minutes between Shanghai and the eastern lake city of Hangzhou, officials said. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    China’s high-speed railway system, the largest-ever transportation infrastructure project in history, is presenting opportunities for global investors, says Jerry Lou, China Strategist at Morgan Stanley.

  • Travel Dollars - A CNBC Special Report

    With gasoline prices over $4 dollars a gallon in many states and pushing $5 in a few others, auto travel is much more expensive than a year ago.

  • Summer Travel Sizzler Stocks Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 10:18 AM ET
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    The summer season is almost here and the Air Transport Association of America (ATA), estimates that an average 2.4 million people will fly every day this summer. Could investors benefit from an increase in travel demand?

  • Going Places Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 10:03 AM ET
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    The global travel industry is coming off of one of its worst downturns in history. Now, from corporate road warriors to families in minivans, people are on the move again. Check out our special report on the travel business.

  • Now 30 Years Old, Frequent Flier Plans Draw Ire Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 9:53 AM ET
    Passengers are pictured at Check-In desks at London's Heathrow airport.

    With literally billions of miles chasing a scarcity of cheap seats, complaints are rampant. Ever-changing fees, blackout dates and other restrictions are adding to the discontent.

  • Business Travel On The Rebound Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 9:52 AM ET
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    After putting the kibosh on travel spending during much of the economic recession, Corporate America is back out on the road, but look for the best growth rates in emerging-market regions.

  • China's Hotel Boom Catches A Second Wind Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 9:52 AM ET
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    Not only are hordes of internatonal tourists visiting the big name cities, a new generation of domestic travelers are discovering China's second- and third-tier cities.

  • Eco-Tourism: No Longer Just The Rich & Fashionable Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 9:51 AM ET
    Cuzco, Peru

    Like other parts of the travel industry, eco-tourism was hammered by the global recession but is on the comeback trail, as operators expand beyond its traditional high-end core.

  • Staycation or USAcation For This Summer? Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 9:46 AM ET
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    High energy prices, expensive air fares, natural disasters, security concerns, high unemployment and a weak dollar may all keep Americans at home. The question is whether it literally means their own home.

  • Apps for Traveling Smarter Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 9:46 AM ET
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    Whether you’re a leisure traveler or a corporate road warrior, you’ll find a wealth of mobile apps to help make your journeys more productive and enjoyable. The problem? There are about 350,000,

  • Internet Corners The Travel Booking Market Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 9:45 AM ET
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    Everyone seems to be traveling these days and companies and consumers alike are using the Internet and social media more than ever.

  • CNBC Poll: Are You Taking A Summer Vacation? Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 9:45 AM ET
    Travel Dollars - A CNBC Special Report

    High gasoline and airline ticket prices may deter some Americans, but it may may be time to break from the austerity of recent years.

  • Etihad CEO Talks of Rapid Growth, Young Airline Appeal Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 9:03 PM ET
    Etihad Airways CEO, James Hogan gestures during a panel discussion at the Abu Dhabi Media Summit.

    Etihad Airways CEO James Hogan tells CNBC.com why the young airline’s geographic location, and fresh and modern approach is appealing to travelers.

  • Are We Nearing a Bottom for Oil Tankers? Monday, 9 May 2011 | 6:29 PM ET

    To find out, Cramer spoke with Nordic American Tanker's CEO.

  • What Makes a Stock Cheap? Monday, 9 May 2011 | 6:14 PM ET

    The definition needs to meet these parameters, Cramer said.

  • Nordic American Tanker CEO   Monday, 9 May 2011 | 6:13 PM ET
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    Herbjorn Hanson, Nordic American Tanker CEO, and Mad Money host Jim Cramer discuss the oil market and an oversupply of ships transporting that oil. Even thought the tanker market remains depressed, Cramer says, Nordic stands to benefit from others' pain.

  • Amtrak, 15 States Get $2 Billion That Florida Lost Monday, 9 May 2011 | 8:10 AM ET
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    Amtrak and rail projects in 15 states are being awarded the $2 billion that Florida lost after the governor canceled plans for high-speed train service, the Department of Transportation said Monday.