Hotels Resorts and Cruise Lines


  • Gamblers lost a record $440B last year: Report Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 12:11 PM ET

    Gamblers around the world lost $440 billion last year, and the industry is growing. The US is the biggest market, but China is rising.

  • Smoker-friendly hotel rooms get their own website Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 4:47 PM ET

    As some hotel chains are going smoke free, smokers can search 250,000 smoking-allowed rooms on a new booking website.

  • Disney beats expectations on movie, games strength Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 4:16 PM ET

    Walt Disney Co handily beat Wall Street earnings expectations on Wednesday, and shares popped in after-hours trading.

  • Hotels data breach ire could lead to tipping point Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 5:29 PM ET

    Fourteen hotels in eight states are awaiting the results of an investigation into a nine-month security breach of customer information

  • Carnival reports record cruise bookings in January Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    Carnival cruise ship Destiny in port in Key West, Fla.

    Despite another round of bad news headlines about the cruise industry, Carnival set a one-month reservations record in January.

  • Feb 3- A credit card data breach has been detected that exposed guests at certain Marriott, Holiday Inn, Sheraton and other hotel properties to theft, hotel management firm White Lodging Services Corp said on Monday.

  • Feb 3- A credit card data breach had been detected that exposed guests at certain Marriott, Holiday Inn, Sheraton and other hotel properties to theft, hotel management firm White Lodging Services Corp said on Monday.

  • Hotels investigating potential security breach Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 3:10 PM ET

    More than a dozen hotels are investigating a report that customer data was stolen at a number of locations.

  • TOKYO, Jan 31- Japan's Seibu Holdings may hire executives recommended by Cerberus Capital Management LP in a sign the railway and hotel group is looking to mend fences with its biggest shareholder ahead of a planned IPO, people familiar with the discussions said.

  • While firms such as carmaker BMW have abandoned plans to increase their local presence due to unstable labour relations, U.S. hotel group Marriott International is piling in to a country whose stunning mountains, beaches and wildlife parks draw more than 9 million tourists a year.

  • Norwegian CEO: Leaving innovation in industry     Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Kevin Sheehan, discusses the gastrointestinal illness aboard Royal Caribbean's "Explorer of the Seas" ship, and how business has been at Norwegian since its IPO one year ago.

  • Norwegian offers Super Bowl getaway     Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 11:42 AM ET

    Norwegian Cruise Line will offer one of its ships as a "floating hotel" for as many as 4,000 people over Super Bowl weekend. Its CEO Kevin Sheehan, offers insight.

  • Hotels testing keyless entry via smartphone app Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 6:27 PM ET

    Aloft hotels in New York and California are letting guests open their rooms with a smartphone app.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 27- Genstar Capital LLC is exploring a sale of TravelClick Inc, a provider of online reservation systems to the hotel industry that could be valued at more than $800 million, according to four people familiar with the matter. San Francisco- based private equity firm Genstar has asked Evercore Partners Inc to run an auction.

  • Jan 27- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd reported a fourth-quarter profit, compared to a year-earlier loss, buoyed by increased bookings in most markets. The world's second-largest cruise operator reported net income of $7 million, or 3 cents per share, in the quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with a loss of $392.8 million, or $1.80 per share, a year earlier.

  • MANILA, Jan 27- Luxury boutique hotel chain Nobu will set up its first Asia hotel in a $1.3 billion Philippines gambling complex operated by Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd, mainly targeting wealthy Chinese punters. The Manila- based City of Dreams casino- resort is a joint venture of Melco Crown and local leisure firm Belle Corp.

  • In best hotels lists, old and new media matter Saturday, 25 Jan 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    The lobby at The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Ariz.

    Baedeker Guides are long gone, but many of the traditional travel guides retain their influence when they produce a best-of list.

  • Loews Hotels flips on free Wi-Fi for all rooms Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 1:39 PM ET

    The luxury level hotels have been slow to offer free Internet connections, but Loews is giving up the fees in hopes of luring more guests.

  • True love: The $777,777 Valentine's Day package Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 1:12 PM ET
    Detail from Robert Indiana's LOVE.

    Where to find love Feb. 14 if you're willing to spend thousands on a hotel.

  • An overnight stay here will cost you $15,000 Sunday, 19 Jan 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    Fairmont Hotel San Francisco

    The 6,000-square-foot presidential suite at the Fairmont in San Francisco is in a league of its own. Take a look inside this $20 million hotel room.