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  • NEW YORK, June 18- School's out for summer, gas is cheap, and amusement parks are bracing for a robust season that could see millions of attendees streaming through their gates this summer. Already, investors have been aggressively buying shares of Six Flags Entertainment Corp and Cedar Fair LP. "The stock is still cheap, and it has a nice yield," said Ian Corydon, senior...

  • Carnival's new brand caters to do-good travelers Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 4:46 PM ET
    Carnival’s Adonia ship is being turned into a new brand called Fathom.

    Carnival us adding a new cruise line, one that caters to travelers with social consciences.

  • Loews chair: Hotels poised for good summer, but ... Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 9:34 AM ET
    Jon Tisch, Co-Chairman of the Board of Loews Corp.

    Dollar strength could put a dent in hotel profits if foreign travelers rule out a U.S. trip, Jonathan Tisch tells CNBC.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 5 Airbnb Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    (Left to right) Brian Chesky, Nathan Blecharczyk and Joe Gebbia, co-founders of Airbnb

    This online marketplace, which allows people with extra space to rent rooms to visitors around the world, may be getting primed for an IPO.

  • May 5- Walt Disney Co's quarterly revenue beat analysts' expectations, helped by increased spending by visitors at its theme parks and strength in the company's TV networks business. The sequel opened last weekend with $191.2 million in ticket sales in the United States and Canada- the second-biggest opening of all time. "As much as the quarter itself was strong...

  • May 5- Walt Disney Co's quarterly revenue beat analysts' expectations, helped by increased spending by visitors at its theme parks and higher ad sales and affiliate fees in the company's media networks business. Walt Disney's media networks business, which includes sports powerhouse ESPN, the Disney channels and ABC, reported a 13 percent rise in revenue to...

  • May 5- Walt Disney Co reported a 7 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by higher ad sales and affiliate fees in its media networks business and an increase in spending by visitors at its theme parks. Net income attributable to Walt Disney rose to $2.11 billion, or $1.23 per share, in the second quarter ended March 28, from $1.92 billion, or $1.08 per share, a year...

  • JOHANNESBURG, April 16- South African investment house Brait SE is to pay $1 billion for a controlling stake in gym group Virgin Active, Brait said on Thursday, seeking to tap the growing health-conscious middle classes particularly in Africa and Asia. The fitness chain, jointly owned by the Virgin Group of entrepreneur Richard Branson and buyout firm CVC...

  • The fitness chain, jointly owned by the Virgin Group of entrepreneur Richard Branson and buyout firm CVC Capital Partners, has 267 gyms across nine countries including South Africa, home to the largest number of Virgin Active clubs, Thailand and Britain. Brait has proposed to take an 80 percent stake in Virgin Active for 682 million pounds, valuing the gym chain...

  • Betting mad! Brits set to splash $730M on horses Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 10:40 AM ET
    Grand National horse race Aintree

    Punters and bookies alike are gearing up for the Grand National on Saturday, with bookmakers estimating some $731 million will be wagered in the U.K. on the day.

  • Final Four tickets: You may need to tap savings Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 11:58 AM ET
    The Wisconsin Badgers celebrate after their win in the NCAA West Regional Final on March 28, 2015, in Los Angeles.

    If you haven't purchased your tickets yet, it's going to cost you. The average price to attend the Final Four is at its highest level since 2011.

  • March 16- Gym operator Life Time Fitness Inc said it would be taken private by Leonard Green& Partners and TPG in a deal valued at over $4 billion. Life Time Chief Executive Bahram Akradi, who will remain in his role, will make a rollover investment of $125 million in the company's stock as part of the deal, the company said. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher& Flom LLP and Faegre...

  • March 16- Gym operator Life Time Fitness Inc said it would be taken private by Leonard Green& Partners and TPG in a deal valued over $4 billion.

  • Micro apartments: Coming soon to a city near you Sunday, 15 Mar 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    My Micro NY, a tiny apartment residential building in Manhattan’s Kips Bay.

    So called 'micro apartments' are becoming the norm for renters in cities across the country, and are coming soon to New York.

  • Meet the Austrian trying to mainstream Asian pop Saturday, 7 Mar 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Gem Tang

    If you don't recognize the acronym G.E.M., just wait. If Lupo Groinig has his way, the name may become a household word in the Western market.

  • Visit the London Cone! China renames UK landmarks Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 10:05 AM ET
    London Shard

    Do you think “Garden of fashion” whenever you hear about London’s stylish Shoreditch? One community does, and has now renamed U.K.’s iconic treasures.

  • In Splitsville? Try checking into the Divorce Hotel Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    Gideon Putnam Resort

    Enter married, leave with a quickie divorce at a resort and spa in this New York town. The New York Post reports.

  • Feb 3- Walt Disney Co reported quarterly revenue and profit ahead of Wall Street estimates as more people visited its theme parks and it sold more toys based on the hit movie "Frozen". Operating income at Disney's parks and resorts rose 20 percent to $805 million for the first quarter ended Dec. 27, when more people visited its parks in the United States.

  • How to host a Super Bowl—by a guy who's done it Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 1:07 PM ET
    Jonathan Tisch, co-chairman of the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee and co-owner of the New York Giants

    NY Giants co-owner Jonathan Tisch reveals what it was like to host Super Bowl XLVIII and if NY/NJ ever hopes to win another Super Bowl bid.

  • Spend $10,000 a night to stay on this new ship Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    The Seven Seas Explorer

    Regent Seven Seas cruise line unveiled what it boasts will be "the most luxurious ship" ever, and the price of a stay won't be cheap.