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  • Best Buy and Activision are big market movers Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Best Buy Co., up $2.48 to $38.02. Salesforce.com Inc., down $2.72 to $58.30.

  • Asia stocks dulled by weak economic reports Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:21 AM ET

    Discouraging economic data out of Europe and China stoked worries of a global economic slowdown and sent stocks lower in early trading. "Housing was good, leading indicators were good, manufacturing was good," said Doug Cote, chief market strategist at Voya Investment Management. Traders also drew encouragement from retailers including Best Buy, Dollar Tree...

  • Zinan Liu, Regional VP & MD of Asia and China at Royal Caribbean Cruise, says recent bad publicity are "exaggerated" and explains how the industry is resisting the potential impact.

  • This is Royal Caribbean's 'game-changer' ship     Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 8:14 PM ET

    Zinan Liu, Regional VP & MD of Asia and China at Royal Caribbean Cruise, introduces the cruise operator's "Quantum of the Seas" which was launched in New York last week.

  • Cruise that saw outbreak ends in LA; ship cleaned Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 9:18 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— A nearly monthlong cruise that saw more than 170 passengers get sick with the gastrointestinal illness norovirus has ended in Los Angeles with a thorough cleaning of the ship. Carnival's Crown Princess docked Sunday at the Port of Los Angeles after the voyage that took more than 4,100 people from Los Angeles to Hawaii to Tahiti and back.

  • Ultimate Gaming closes Nevada online poker site Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 1:54 PM ET

    After shutting down its operations in New Jersey, the company announced Friday that it had closed its Ultimate Poker online business in Nevada, too, citing trouble making a profit as long as online gambling is limited to a pool of players in single states, so far just three nationwide. The company, owned by Las Vegas- based neighborhood casino-hotel company...

  • Airplane for rent: Sorry flying is not allowed! Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 4:49 PM ET

    KLM is partnering with Airbnb for a contest to win the chance to spend a night in an "aircraft loft" in Amsterdam.

  • Mexico: Violent protests hit Acapulco's tourism Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:41 AM ET

    MEXICO CITY— Mexico's president has tried to keep the issue of violence issue separate from his focus on the economy, but the two are converging as violent protests over 43 disappeared students squelch tourism in Acapulco just before a major holiday weekend. Acapulco hotel occupancy rates are currently at 20 percent, well short of the 85 percent expected for...

  • Smucker and Susquehanna are big market movers Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 4:30 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. The J.M. Smucker Co., down $3.70 to $100.38. American Eagle Outfitters, up $1.29 to $13.80.

  • Mexico: Violent protests hit Acapulco's tourism Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 2:10 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY— Mexico's president has tried to keep the issue of violence issue separate from his focus on the economy, but the two are converging as violent protests over 43 disappeared students squelch tourism in Acapulco just before a major holiday weekend. Acapulco hotel occupancy rates are currently at 20 percent, well short of the 85 percent expected for...

  • $1 Billion smart cruise ship     Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship Quantum of the Seas is being called the world's first smart ship. CNBC's Simon Hobbs speaks to Richard Fain, Royal Caribbean Cruises chairman & CEO, about the rapidly expanding cruise business.

  • Hackers want your hotel loyalty points, too Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Travel loyalty programs may look like soft targets to hackers, who can empty out points and convert them to cash or swag.

  • Attention travelers: New tips to save on trips Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 6:30 PM ET

    As a new year looms, travel experts are offering some tips that might help road warriors save time and money.

  • Nov 3- Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc, the world's largest hotel operator, said Blackstone Group LP would reduce its stake in the company by 14 percent to about 57 percent. The shares are worth $2.27 billion, based on Hilton's closing price of $25.24 on Friday. Blackstone had a stake of 66 percent, valued at $15.10 billion, in Hilton as of June 30, according to a U.S....

  • Nov 3- Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc, the world's largest hotel operator, said Blackstone Group LP would reduce its stake in the company by 9 percent to 57 percent. The shares are worth $2.27 billion, based on Hilton's closing price of $25.24 on Friday. Blackstone had a stake of 66 percent, valued at $15.10 billion, in Hilton as of June 30, according to a U.S. Securities...

  • Hilton says Blackstone to cut stake in by 9 pct Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 11:19 AM ET

    Nov 3- Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc, the world's largest hotel operator, said Blackstone Group LP would reduce its stake in the company by 9 percent to 57 percent. The shares are worth $2.27 billion, based on Hilton's closing price of $25.24 on Friday. Blackstone had a stake of 66 percent, valued at $15.10 billion, in Hilton as of June 30, according to a U.S. Securities...

  • Blackstone-led group unloads $2.27B in Hilton stock Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 8:19 AM ET
    Tyler Henritze, senior managing director of real estate for Blackstone, attends the initial price offering (IPO) of Hilton Worldwide (HLT) on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell on December 12, 2013 in New York City.

    Shareholders associated with the Blackstone Group are set to launch a massive secondary offering of Hilton Worldwide stock, the company said.

  • UPDATE 2-Hotel group Accor takes battle to online rivals Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 11:29 AM ET

    PARIS, Oct 30- Accor will spend 225 million euros over five years to beef up its digital business, the hotel company said on Thursday, responding to competition from online booking rivals such as Expedia and Booking.com. Europe's largest hotel group's traditional competitors are the likes of InterContinental, Marriott and Starwood, but it faces multiple...

  • Marriott beats; CEO says it's sustainable     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    Discussing the major gains in shares of Marriott International in the past year, with its CEO Arne Sorenson.

  • Oct 28- Marriott International Inc raised its profit forecast for the year as more business travelers and tourists pay higher rates to stay at its hotels in North America. With a greater percentage of its hotels in North America than Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc, Marriott was less affected by the strong dollar and Ebola concerns that dragged on its...