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  • 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.

  • Royal Caribbean's quarterly profit jumps 34 pct Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 8:57 AM ET

    Oct 23- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, the world's second-largest cruise operator, reported a 34 percent jump in quarterly profit as bookings rose for its Asia and Europe cruises. The company's net income rose to $490.2 million, or $2.19 per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30 from $365.7 million, or $1.65 per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 3.3 percent to...

  • Cruise Guy: Ebola, 'dunderheads' & cruise ships  Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 3:19 PM ET

    Discussing Ebola protocol and who's to blame for a Texas caregiver boarding a Carnival Cruise ship, with Stewart Chiron, The Cruise Guy.

  • Quarantined on Carnival Cruise  Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 3:15 PM ET

    A Texas hospital worker who may have handled Ebola samples is currently quarantined aboard the Carnival Magic. "Closing Bell" speaks to Carrie Bond, a family member of a passenger on board.

  • 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;...

  • 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?