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  • Aug 31- Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd, the world's third largest cruise operator, is in advanced talks to acquire peer Prestige Cruises International Inc for around $3 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Atlantic City's new game plan     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    Atlantic City is preparing for more than 6,000 jobs lost. Insight on the road ahead for the city, with CNBC's Morgan Brennan.

  • Watch out for those extra hotel fees     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 8:22 AM ET

    Hotels are taking a page from the airlines' playbook and have begun charging guest extra fees, even for services you may not use, reports NBC's Kerry Sanders.

  • UPDATE 2-Accor sees higher profit despite weak France Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 5:36 AM ET

    *Sees no significant improvement in France in H2. PARIS, Aug 26- Accor, Europe's largest hotel group, forecast operating profit would rise this year as cost-cutting and restructuring efforts start to pay off and demand for hotel rooms improves in all regions outside its home market of France.

  • Charge! Guests recoil as hotels pile on fees Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 9:19 AM ET

    The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use.

  • Cruising’s new frontier: Chinese tourists Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:53 AM ET

    The cruise industry is seeking a bigger slice of the growing Chinese tourist pie, with Beijing putting its heft behind expansion efforts.

  • Aug 18- A spokesman for the Sultan of Brunei dismissed a report by the Wall Street Journal online that he had made a bid for New York's Plaza Hotel, Dream Hotel and London's Grosvenor House hotel.

  • New Alaska boomtime fueled by tourism Saturday, 16 Aug 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    A cruise ship in the  Stephens Passage, Alaska at sunset.

    Alaska is setting tourism records due in part due to improved air service and cruise access to the Northwest Passage.

  • After stock hit, SeaWorld plans new orca tanks Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 12:15 PM ET
    Following protests, SeaWorld said it will build new killer whale environments at its marine parks.

    Following protests, orcas in San Diego will get a new 10-million gallon killer whale environment, SeaWorld officials said.

  • The end of an era for roller coaster riders Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 10:30 AM ET
    Six Flags Colossus Roller Coaster.

    Once the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world, the Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain is being retired.

  • ‘Bucket list' trip: The Panama Canal turns 100 Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 10:29 AM ET
    A cruise ship in the Panama Canal

    On its centennial, cruisers are still flocking to make the 8–10 hour trip between oceans.

  • PARIS, Aug 14- French private equity firm Ardian and Chinese conglomerate Fosun International said they would withdraw their offer for resort operator Club Mediterranee, leaving the way clear for a bid by Italian businessman Andrea Bonomi.

  • Robot bellhops pilot program     Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 2:27 PM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports start-up company Savioke's robot butler "Botlr," is part of a pilot program at Starwood's Aloft Hotels.

  • World's first robot butler     Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton demonstrates how to use the very first "Botlr," a robot butler at Starwood Hotels.

  • Robots invade Starwood hotels     Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 10:56 AM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton introduces the very first "Botlr," a robot butler designed to assist the front desk staff with jobs like sending items to guest rooms.

  • Trivago ads cashing in with 'creepy' TV pitchman Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 9:54 AM ET
    Tim Williams

    A metasearch travel website is expanding its audience with an offbeat ad campaign, Skift reports.

  • No qualified bids for Atlantic City Revel: Report Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 2:16 PM ET

    Revel's auction had already been postponed one week to allow for more time to review bids, court filings indicated.

  • Hotel apologizes after 3,000 bad reviews Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 6:10 PM ET

    A New York hotel was suffering a severe backlash to its posted policy of charging $500 extra if guests posted bad reviews online.

  • Ebola has no impact yet on Marriott -CEO Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 12:55 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Aug 5- Hotel group Marriott is watching the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa but so far it has not hit countries where the group operates, CEO Arne Sorenson said on Tuesday. "The Ebola issue is not a positive one in terms of travel to Africa," Sorenson said in response to a question on the sidelines of the U.S.-Africa Business Forum.

  • BOSTON, Aug 4- Activist hedge fund Marcato Capital Management said on Monday that it has hired Houlihan Lokey as a financial advisor as it seeks to persuade InterContinental Hotels Group to consider selling itself.