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  • Carnival: China partnership is 'groundbreaking'     Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 7:45 PM ET

    David Dingle, Chairman of Carnival U.K., discusses the cruise line operator's decision to explore a joint venture with China State Shipbuilding Corporation.

  • That was an easy choice recently for Glenda Oakley, 31, who stayed at a Westin hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina. "I don't need extra towels... or someone else to make my bed daily," said Oakley, an Army veteran and motivational speaker from San Antonio, Texas. Also on board are an assortment of independent properties, like the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids, Michigan;...

  • Ex-casino executive to head Orange County Register Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 1:26 AM ET

    SANTA ANA, Calif.— The Orange County Register has hired former casino executive Richard Mirman to be its interim publisher and chief executive, the newspaper said Monday night. Mirman will take over for Aaron Kushner, who will remain principal owner and CEO of the Register's parent company, Freedom Communications Inc. Kushner's co-owner, Eric Spitz, will also...

  • PARIS, Oct 13- Accor, Europe's largest hotel group, is among potential buyers of No. 2 budget operator Louver Hotels, which owner U.S. investment group Starwood Capital is seeking to sell, a source close to the matter said on Monday. French daily Les Echos said on Monday that Starwood was seeking buyers for Louver Hotels and that Accor was among those that had...

  • PARIS, Oct 13- Accor, Europe's largest hotel group, is among potential buyers of No. 2 budget operator Louvre Hotels, which owner U.S. investment group Starwood Capital is seeking to sell, a source close to the matter said on Monday. French daily Les Echos said on Monday that Starwood was seeking buyers for Louvre Hotels and that Accor was among those that had...

  • How to get the vapors when you're on vacation Saturday, 11 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    A man smokes an electronic cigarette in Miami.

    E-cig consumption is on track to pass regular cigarettes in a decade, but for now, rules on where you can smoke are often unclear.

  • The one thing guarding you from a bedbug apocalypse Saturday, 11 Oct 2014 | 9:31 AM ET

    Bedbugs have not gone away, they've just found new places to hide. But the answer to the problem might be closer than you think.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 8- Where is retirement going to take you? They nixed Australia from their list, but over the years have done about 10 group tours, including two weeks in Alaska this year. Consider this: Viking River Cruises, one of the largest riverboat cruise operators, will carry more than 250,000 passengers in 2014 with a median age of 55, and 75 percent of them will do...

  • The Padre Hotel in Bakersfield, Calif., is among the hotels benefiting from the rise in business travel spending, especially in the oil and agriculture industries.

    Prices are going up for business travelers and, at least for now, they're willing to spend, according to a new report.

  • Oct 6- Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc said it would sell its flagship Waldorf Astoria New York hotel to a Chinese insurance company for $1.95 billion, one of the highest prices per room ever paid for a U.S. hotel. Anbang Insurance Group Co Ltd will pay $1.38 million per room for the Manhattan hotel that was once home to Marilyn Monroe, in a deal that will see Hilton...

  • The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York.

    Hilton Worldwide Holdings announced on Monday it has sold the Waldorf Astoria New York to Anbang Insurance Group for $1.95 billion.

  • Could Ebola fears keep foreign tourists away? Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 5:36 PM ET
    Tourists pass a shirt vendor on 59th Street in New York.

    International tourism to the United States was up 9 percent in the first half of this year. Could Ebola fears reverse that trend in the coming months?

  • Cramer's cruise stock picks     Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 6:25 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his top three picks in the cruise space.

  • Marriott follows Red Bull into short-film distribution Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 11:31 AM ET

    One of the world's biggest hotel chains aims to become the "largest publishers of lifestyle," Variety reports.

  • Are mandatory gratuities the next new hotel fee? Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    A campaign to encourage more people to tip housekeeping may provide an opening for more mandatory hotel fees.

  • Minimum wage battle split to the industry level Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 12:47 PM ET

    Fewer than 10,000 workers could get the new minimum raise adopted by the Los Angeles City Council.

  • Sept 23- Carnival Corp will relocate its chief operating officer to Shanghai from Miami and expand his role, underscoring the increasing importance of Asia for the world's largest cruise operator. The $29 billion global cruise industry is expected to benefit in the coming years from the rise of the middle class in emerging economies such as China and India.

  • Sept 23- Carnival Corp, the world's largest cruise operator, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and raised its full-year profit forecast as higher demand from Chinese holiday makers boosted ticket sales for cruises in Asia.

  • Sept 23- Carnival Corp, the world's largest cruise operator, reported a 4.7 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by higher demand for its Asia cruises. The company's net income rose to $1.25 billion, or $1.60 per share, in the third quarter ended Aug. 31 from $934 million, or $1.20 per share, a year earlier.

  • The lure of fall travel despite rising hotel prices Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    As hotels prices rise through fall, travelers are expected to hit the road, lured by new hotels, Ferrari driving packages and upgraded attractions.