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  • Is bad publicity taking a toll on the cruise sector?  Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 8:18 PM ET

    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.

  • 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.

  • $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...

  • *Sees FY 2014 profit $2.79- $2.80/ shr vs est $2.84. Oct 28- U.S. hotel operator Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc forecast a full-year profit below Wall Street estimates, citing volatility in international markets and the strengthening U.S. dollar. Starwood, which operates the Sheraton and Westin chain of hotels, said it expected a full-year 2014 profit of...

  • UPDATE 1-Starwood Hotels profit beats as travel rises Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 9:26 AM ET

    Oct 28- Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc reported a slightly higher-than-expected quarterly profit, as a rise in travel drove up occupancy and room rates. Starwood said it expected a full-year 2014 profit of $2.79- $2.83 per share, below the average analyst estimate of $2.84. Total revenue fell 1 percent to $1.49 billion, missing analysts' average estimate...

  • Oct 28- Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc reported a 31 percent fall in quarterly profit, hurt by a fall in revenue in its residential business. The company's net profit fell to $109 million, or 59 cents per share, for the third quarter ended Sept.30, from $157 million, or 81 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue from sales of residential units fell to $2 million...

  • NYC tourism, travel unfazed by Ebola worries Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 5:02 PM ET

    Hotel, restaurants and museum officials said they did not expect tourists to stay away from New York City after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola.

  • Oct 23- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, the world's second-largest cruise operator, forecast full-year profit below analysts' estimates due to stiff competition in the Caribbean, its biggest market, and a stronger dollar. The company is struggling to boost sales in the Caribbean as smaller rivals such as Europe- based MSC Cruises offer customers packages as cheap...

  • Royal Caribbean CEO talks soft Q3  Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Royal Caribbean shares are lower after the cruise line reported a soft Q3. The company's Chairman and CEO Richard Fain, says Europe and China have proven to be tremendous markets.

  • Royal Caribbean says it's safety obsessive  Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    Royal Caribbean Chairman and CEO Richard Fain, discusses fear over containing Ebola and the safety on board its cruise lines.