AUGUSTA, Maine-- Maine's American Indian tribes that have long seen gambling as the remedy for high unemployment and sluggish economic growth in their communities are a step closer to being able to operate casinos after winning initial approval in the Democratic-controlled House on Thursday.» Read More
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.-- Having proposed and then scrapped a plan to build a casino in Atlantic City, the Seminole Indian tribe of Florida appears to be interested in the New Jersey gambling market again.
OLYMPIA, Wash.-- After eliminating the state tourism office in 2011, Washington lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow those in the private sector to pick up the slack.
About half a million Americans legally travel to Cuba every year, and tour professionals are hopeful that policies may change to allow more.
FRANKFURT, March 3- Egyptian billionaire Samih Sawiris is taking a stake of 25 percent to 35 percent in FTI, Germany's fourth-biggest tour operator, the two parties said on Monday. FTI's founder and chief will keep a majority of shares in the company, which competes with Europe's biggest travel firm TUI.
CUPERTINO, Calif., Feb 28- Apple Inc sold more than $1 billion of Apple TV set-top boxes in 2013 and is investing heavily in the next generation of products, Chief Executive Tim Cook said at the company's annual meeting on Friday.
Two islands for the price of one, with CNBC's Robert Frank. A look at private island "Little Bokeelia Island," as well as "Pumpkin Key" off the coast of the Florida Keys.
HONOLULU-- Tourism officials say travelers to Hawaii spent nearly 5 percent less last month than the same period a year earlier. Hawaii Tourism Authority CEO Mike McCartney said in a statement Thursday says the tourism economy is starting to plateau after two years of record-breaking growth. The agency says fewer visitors came to Hawaii from the U.S. mainland.
Frequent fliers who try to accumulate the most airline points while spending little money, may soon have to figure out a new way to game the system.
LIMA, Peru-- Clashes between Peruvian police and hundreds of protesters in the tourist region of Cuzco have left at least five people injured.
Feb 27- Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc, the world's largest hotel operator, reported a 13 percent rise in quarterly revenue as increasing business and leisure travel pushed up occupancy and room rates.
Seattle's airport will soon get a dose of indie cred as the grunge-famous Sub Pop label starts selling vinyl and CDs, and hosting gigs.
Delta said it will become the latest carrier to change its frequent-flier program to a system based on ticket price rather than miles.
Facial hair transplants appear to be a growing trend in New York, where more and more men want to adopt the hipster look. But the surgery is not cheap.
REVERE, Mass.-- Voters in Revere approved a resort casino proposal on Tuesday, keeping alive Mohegan Sun's $1.3 billion project and setting the stage for a competition with Wynn Resorts for the sole eastern Massachusetts resort casino license. It was the second casino vote in Revere in recent months.
TUNIS, Feb 26- Tunisia expects a record high 7 million tourists to visit this year as the country that inspired the Arab Spring revolts enjoys political stability for the first time since the uprising three years ago, the tourism minister said.
WILMINGTON, Del.-- The governors of Delaware and Nevada signed a first-of-its kind Internet gambling agreement on Tuesday that establishes a legal framework allowing residents of the two states to play online poker against one another. "I consider this a landmark intersection in the road of gaming history," Nevada Gov.
HONG KONG, Feb 26- Hong Kong shares rebounded from their lowest in more than a week on Wednesday, thanks to gains by Chinese oil majors on state-owned enterprise reform hopes and by Macau casinos in anticipation February had record high gambling revenue.
TOKYO/ MACAU, Feb 26- Billionaire Sheldon Adelson is willing to bet $10 billion that his Las Vegas Sands will become the leader in casino gambling in Japan, an offer he says his competitors can't match.
BANGKOK, Feb 25- Thailand announced a slump in trade figures on Tuesday with the biggest drop in imports in more than four years in January, as months of anti-government protests extended their economic toll beyond falling tourism numbers.
As lending options returned last year, hotel companies have ramped up construction, including Best Western, which is aiming for a more upscale market.
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