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Orbitz Worldwide CEO Barney Harford discusses how his company is positioned as airline stocks soar, and the economy improves. "We've seen substantial diversification of our international business over the last 4-5 years," he says.
If you've been hoarding hotel rewards points, now might be the time to use them. Several hotel chains are making big changes.
Rachael Rothman, Susquehanna Financial Group analyst and Pauline Frommer, Frommer's Guide and travel expert, weigh in on the Carnival debacle.
NBC's Gabe Gutierrez reports mechanical problems has hit two additional Carnival cruise ships; this after an engine fire last month crippled a ship that left passengers stranded for five days without power.
The Carnival Dream was stuck in a Caribbean port with equipment trouble Thursday, a month after the Triumph was disabled by a fire that stranded thousands.
The Dream is stuck at a port in St. Maarten because something went wrong with its backup generator. Carolyn Spencer Brown, CruiseCritic.com, weighs in.
The U.S. Coast Guard reports the Carnival Dream has lost power, and the ship is docked in Saint Maarten, reports CNBC's Simon Hobbs.
Cruise lines are rolling out huge discounts and extras to help potential passengers forget the disaster and illness that have plagued the industry lately. And for some -- it's working!
Priceline.com will invest in Asia and Latin America to take advantage of growth opportunities, CEO Jeffery Boyd told CNBC on Wednesday.
Michael Winkleman, attorney, discusses the class action lawsuit filed against Carnival, after the events that left passengers stranded on the cruise ship "Triumph" in the Gulf of Mexico.
Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott International, sees gridlock in Washington as a serious threat to his business.
The first lawsuit over the Carnival cruise ship disaster was filed the day after all passengers landed safely on shore.
Mike Khouw of CRT Capital, offers insight on how options traders are playing Carnival Corp. after its cruise nightmare.
Carnival Triumph passengers disembarked from 10:15pm ET to 1am ET. NBC's Chris Pollone reports the latest.
Sewage stenches, dwindling food supplies, makeshift beds: See what passengers experienced inside the Carnival Triumph.
The number of cruise ship passengers this year is estimated to be more than twice the number who cruised in 2008, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso Cabrera. One reason: there are a lot more new ships, she says.
As the Carnival Triumph inches toward port, attention is turning to what rights its passengers have. But the cruise industry receives less oversight than the airline industry. The Christian Science Monitor reports.
Reeking of raw sewage, a crippled cruise ship carrying more than 4,200 people docked at a port in Mobile, Alabama, on Thursday.
NBC's Jay Gray reports Carnival will be reimbursing the passengers for their expenses of the cruise, and also $500; and Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Manhattan Institute senior fellow; and CNBC Contributors James Pethokoukis and Dan Greenhaus, weigh in.
The Carnival Triumph will now take 7-10 hours in order to dock the vessel, and 4-5 hours for passengers to disembark the ship, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs and NBC's Jay Gray; and Andrew Stoltmann of the Stoltmann Law Offices, says passengers can sue Carnival, but that they will have to show a physical injury.