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  • Hotel says $500 bad-review fee was a joke Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 12:23 PM ET

    A hotel in New York says it doesn't really charge $500 to guests who post negative online reviews.

  • Shamu gets the hook in Southwest/SeaWorld split Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 2:33 PM ET

    About 180 gallons of paint will mark the end of a decades-long partnership between Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld.

  • On the road again: RV sales picking up speed Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Recreational vehicles are "the most discretionary purchase you can think of," so as the economy emerges from the recession, sales are starting to follow.

  • Aug 1- Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc, which owns the Conrad and Waldorf Astoria brands, raised its full-year earnings forecast and reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly profit, driven by an increase in business and leisure travel.

  • New Paris hotel joins race to pamper the super rich Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    *Hotel helps Paris compete against others luxury capitals. It is part of a battle to attract Asia's new class of super-rich that not only pits the world's top hotel groups against each other but also cities such as Paris, New York and London.

  • July 28- Global business travel spending will reach a record $1.18 trillion this year, up nearly 7 percent from 2013, bolstered by growth in China, a U.S. trade group said on Monday.

  • Royal Caribbean Chairman and CEO Richard Fain, says the Caribbean is still the company's most successful market, despite a tough year.

  • Wyndham CEO: Airbnb can mimic us     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs speaks to Stephen Holmes, Wyndham Worldwide chairman & CEO, about the company's new marketing campaign and the disruption Airbnb is causing.

  • Europe cruises account for 22 percent of the capacity in the company, whose cruise lines include Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruise. Royal Caribbean, which in April warned of pressure in its biggest market, the Caribbean, said the environment in the region remained "promotional".

  • July 24- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, the world's second-largest cruise operator, reported a big jump in quarterly profit as demand for its European cruises rose and passengers spent more onboard.

  • July 24- Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as an increase in global business travel drove occupancy and room rates. The operator of the Sheraton and Westin chain of hotels also raised its full-year profit forecast to $2.78- $2.85 per share from $2.76- $2.83.

  • Starwood profit rises as occupancy, room rates rise Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 6:14 AM ET

    July 24- Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc, owner of the Sheraton and Westin brands, reported an 11 percent rise in quarterly profit as occupancy and room rates increased. The company's net income rose to $153 million, or 80 cents per share, for second quarter ended June 30, from $138 million, or 71 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • World's first crowdfunded hotel     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:52 AM ET

    Jilliene Helman, Realty Mogul CEO, explains their crowdfunding platform that allows accredited investors to back real estate projects.

  • You kill it, hotels cook it: Farm-to-table perks Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Marlin Watkins with wild turkeys bagged at Turkey Trot Acres.

    Farm-to-table meals have become so popular that hotels are now getting in the game by offering prepared meals using food hooked or shot by guests.

  • All aboard! Craft brewer sails with cruise line Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    Cigar City Brewing will have two brews on Carnival ships in what's being billed as a unique deal between a craft brewer and cruise line.

  • Secret Service warns on hotel biz center computers Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 12:31 PM ET

    Malware on computers in hotel business centers can record every keystroke a guest makes.

  • Nude tourism: Go upscale or risk closing Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    Mom-and-pop nudist resorts are folding while larger more luxurious options are thriving, The Economist reports.

  • SYDNEY, July 11- Australia's IPO window appears to be narrowing as the sharemarket loses momentum and offerings start to look overpriced, sapping demand for the combined $7 billion listings of hospital firm Healthscope Ltd and insurer Medibank Private.

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., July 10- After 19 years working as a cook at Atlantic City's Showboat Casino, Dave Rose is counting the weeks until he and about 2,000 fellow workers lose their jobs when the casino is shuttered at the end of the summer.

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., July 10- After 19 years working as a cook at Atlantic City's Showboat Casino, Dave Rose is counting the weeks until he and about 2,000 fellow workers lose their jobs when the casino is shuttered at the end of the summer.