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  • Why New York City hotels are now cheaper Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 12:50 PM ET
    An employee helps a guest with his luggage at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York.

    The strengthening dollar is pinching the country's largest international tourist market, SunTrust analyst Patrick Scholes said.

  • UPDATE 1-Prestige Cruises withdraws IPO plan Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 1:14 PM ET

    Jan 12- Prestige Cruises International Inc, which was bought by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd in a $3 billion deal in September, filed with U.S. regulators to withdraw its plan for an initial public offering. Prestige Cruises, which operates under the Oceania and Regent Seven Seas brands in the upper premium and luxury segments, was created by Apollo Global...

  • Luxury cruising from Alaska to New York  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    Discussing the overall state of the cruise industry, and the opening in the Northwest passage, with Edie Rodriguez, Crystal Cruises president & COO.

  • Cruise forecast: Who's best positioned for Cuba?  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 9:45 AM ET

    Discussing where the cruise industry is heading in 2015 and opportunities in Cuba, with Joel Simkins, Credit Suisse.

  • TripAdvisor fined $600,000 for fake reviews Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 11:24 AM ET

    Italy's antitrust authority has fined TripAdvisor 500,000 euros ($600,000) following complaints of improper business practices.

  • Dec 19- Carnival Corp, the world's largest cruise operator, said Cuba would present "a tremendous opportunity" if the United States ended its economic embargo on the Caribbean nation. The United States and Cuba said on Wednesday they would restore diplomatic ties, the biggest step towards normalizing business relations since Washington severed them five...

  • Carnival CEO: Very excited about Cuba  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs speaks to Arnold Donald, Carnival Corporation CEO, about potential business in Cuba and the company's Super Bowl ad campaign strategy.

  • Dec 19- Carnival Corp, the world's largest cruise operator, reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales, hurt by pricing pressure in the Caribbean, its largest market, and a stronger dollar. Carnival said it expected net revenue yields, which combine ticket sales and money spent onboard, to be flat in the first quarter or rise by up to 1 percent on a...

  • Dec 19- Carnival Corp, the world's largest cruise operator, reported a higher-than-expected adjusted profit for the fourth quarter as it raised ticket prices and customers spent more onboard. The company reported a loss of $102 million, or 13 cents per share, for the quarter ended Nov. 30 compared with a profit of $66 million, or 8 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Dec 18- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn offered to lend $20 million to help bankrupt casino operator Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc keep its Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City open.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 17- A tiny mutual fund based in Miami, a clutch of cruise line operators and a Canadian natural resources company rank among the early winners in the Obama administration's surprise move on Wednesday to thaw relations with Cuba. While the Cuban economy is small, with gross domestic product of roughly $70 billion, according to the World Bank,...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 17- A tiny mutual fund based in Miami, a clutch of cruise line operators and a Canadian natural resources company are the early winners in the Obama administration's surprise move on Wednesday to thaw relations with Cuba. While the Cuban economy is small, with gross domestic product of roughly $70 billion, according to the World Bank, comparable to...

  • Cuba iconic cruise destination: CEO  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 9:39 AM ET

    Edie Bornstein, Crystal Cruises CEO, discusses how the cruise industry could benefit by improved relations with Cuba.

  • LONDON, Dec 16- InterContinental Hotels Group, one of the world's largest hoteliers, has agreed to buy U.S.-focused Kimpton Hotels& Restaurants for $430 million to boost its exposure to the faster-growing boutique hotel sector. IHG, home to the Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and InterContinenal brands, said on Tuesday that the cash acquisition would be earnings...

  • LONDON, Dec 16- InterContinental Hotels Group, one of the world's largest hoteliers, said it had agreed to acquire U.S.-focused Kimpton Hotels& Restaurants for $430 million to boost its exposure to the boutique hotel space. IHG, home to the Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and InterContinenal brands, said on Tuesday that the cash acquisition would be earnings enhancing...

  • PARIS, Dec 14- French hotel operator Accor announced a strategic alliance with China Lodging Group on Sunday to create a major new player in the fast-growing Chinese domestic travel and hospitality market. The partnership "will leverage the strengths of Accor's global brands with a leading player in Chinese hospitality," Accor Chairman and Chief Executive...

  • PARIS, Dec 14- French hotel operator Accor announced a strategic alliance with China Lodging Group on Sunday to create a major new player in the fast-growing Chinese domestic travel and hospitality market. The deal will combine the French hotel operator's brands including Ibis with more than 2,000 existing establishments run by China Lodging's Huazhu...

  • Hilton Worldwide in talks to buy four hotels - Bloomberg Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 4:25 PM ET

    Dec 10- Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc is in talks to buy four properties from Blackstone Group LP and others for deferring tax payments from the sale of its Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York, Bloomberg reported. The company is planning to buy San Francisco's Parc 55 Wyndham, two Waldorf Astoria resorts in Key West and one in Orlando, Florida, the report said, citing...

  • IHG agrees to sell Paris-Le Grand to Constellation Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 2:14 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 8- InterContinental Hotels Group, one of the world's largest hoteliers, said on Monday it had agreed to sell its Paris- Le Grand hotel for 330 million euros to Constellation Hotels. IHG said it had accepted the offer from Constellation, which was announced in August, following a period of consultation with employees. The deal is expected to complete by...

  • The SEC on Wednesday filed civil fraud charges against former Assisted Living Concepts Inc chief executive Laurie Bebo, and chief financial officer, John Buono, who devised a scheme to fraudulently inflate occupancy rates at certain facilities it ran for seniors. Their misconduct included adding Bebo's parents and husband in the company's leasing figures...