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  • Nov 20- Casino operator Wynn Resorts Ltd said it was not aware of any investigation after the Wall Street Journal reported that the company is being probed by U.S. federal authorities for possible violation of money-laundering laws. The Internal Revenue Service sent a letter to Wynn's outside lawyer Donald Campbell requesting information on the company's...

  • Nov 20- Casino operator Wynn Resorts Ltd is being probed by U.S. federal authorities for possible violation of money-laundering laws, the Wall Street Journal reported. Wynn Resorts did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Other casino operators including Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Caesars Entertainment Corp. have also faced federal...

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

    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
    This is Royal Caribbean's 'game-changer' ship

    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 airplane apartment interior

    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
    $1 Billion smart cruise ship

    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
    Security pros such as those at Rook Security are monitoring for suspicious activities 24x7

    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
    Flower on towels in hotel room

    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
    Marriott beats; CEO says it's sustainable

    Discussing the major gains in shares of Marriott International in the past year, with its CEO Arne Sorenson.

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

    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.

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

    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 says it's safety obsessive

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

  • Cruise Guy: Ebola, 'dunderheads' & cruise ships   Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 3:19 PM ET
    Cruise lines vigilant over health care: Expert

    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
    Quarantined on Carnival Cruise

    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
    Carnival: China partnership is 'groundbreaking'

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