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  • Europe cruises account for 22 percent of the capacity in the company, whose cruise lines include Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruise. Royal Caribbean, which in April warned of pressure in its biggest market, the Caribbean, said the environment in the region remained "promotional".

  • July 24- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, the world's second-largest cruise operator, reported a big jump in quarterly profit as demand for its European cruises rose and passengers spent more onboard.

  • July 24- Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as an increase in global business travel drove occupancy and room rates. The operator of the Sheraton and Westin chain of hotels also raised its full-year profit forecast to $2.78- $2.85 per share from $2.76- $2.83.

  • Starwood Hotels 2Q profit rises 12 percent Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 6:48 AM ET

    The Stamford, Connecticut- based company said net income increased to $153 million, or 80 cents per share, from $137 million, or 71 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 76 cents per share.

  • Starwood profit rises as occupancy, room rates rise Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 6:14 AM ET

    July 24- Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc, owner of the Sheraton and Westin brands, reported an 11 percent rise in quarterly profit as occupancy and room rates increased. The company's net income rose to $153 million, or 80 cents per share, for second quarter ended June 30, from $138 million, or 71 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Cruise passengers recount horror stories to Senate Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 8:14 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Laurie Dishman told senators through tears Wednesday that she was choked and raped on a Royal Caribbean cruise by one of the line's employees, using her experience to shed light on the dangers that passengers might face on cruises.

  • Business events scheduled for Wednesday Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 1:54 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed carbon pollution standards for power plants. WASHINGTON— Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee hearing on legislation focusing on consumer protections and safety for cruise ship passengers.

  • World's first crowdfunded hotel     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:52 AM ET

    Jilliene Helman, Realty Mogul CEO, explains their crowdfunding platform that allows accredited investors to back real estate projects.

  • You kill it, hotels cook it: Farm-to-table perks Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Marlin Watkins with wild turkeys bagged at Turkey Trot Acres.

    Farm-to-table meals have become so popular that hotels are now getting in the game by offering prepared meals using food hooked or shot by guests.

  • All aboard! Craft brewer sails with cruise line Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    Cigar City Brewing will have two brews on Carnival ships in what's being billed as a unique deal between a craft brewer and cruise line.

  • Secret Service warns on hotel biz center computers Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 12:31 PM ET

    Malware on computers in hotel business centers can record every keystroke a guest makes.

  • Nude tourism: Go upscale or risk closing Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    Mom-and-pop nudist resorts are folding while larger more luxurious options are thriving, The Economist reports.

  • SYDNEY, July 11- Australia's IPO window appears to be narrowing as the sharemarket loses momentum and offerings start to look overpriced, sapping demand for the combined $7 billion listings of hospital firm Healthscope Ltd and insurer Medibank Private.

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., July 10- After 19 years working as a cook at Atlantic City's Showboat Casino, Dave Rose is counting the weeks until he and about 2,000 fellow workers lose their jobs when the casino is shuttered at the end of the summer.

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., July 10- After 19 years working as a cook at Atlantic City's Showboat Casino, Dave Rose is counting the weeks until he and about 2,000 fellow workers lose their jobs when the casino is shuttered at the end of the summer.

  • Business travel forecast slightly less upbeat Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Business travelers spent less money per trip in the second quarter, but it wasn't because prices went down, according to a new report.

  • Atlantis resort joins Marriott portfolio     Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 10:12 AM ET

    Arne Sorenson, Marriott International CEO & president, discusses Marriott's deal to add Atlantis on Paradise Island in the Bahamas to its portfolio.

  • *Tsogo Sun to buyback shares worth $260 mln from SABMiller. LONDON/ JOHANNESBURG July 7- SABMiller will sell its $1 billion stake in South Africa's top gaming and hotel group Tsogo Sun, the brewer said on Monday, giving it cash to beef up its African beer business.

  • Hotels are going to the dogs - for your enjoyment Saturday, 5 Jul 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    At the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, guests can take Mavis, a Lab/Retriever mix or Beau, a Yellow Labrador, for a walk.

    Fluffy pillows might make hotel guests feel welcome, but sometimes face time with a pet is what a road warrior might be craving.

  • DUBAI, July 5- Dubai is launching a project to build an entertainment and hotel district that will include the world's largest shopping mall, the emirate's ruler, Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, said on Saturday.