Leisure Facilities


  • 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.

  • Why New York City hotels are now cheaper Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 12:50 PM ET
    An employee helps a guest with his luggage at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York.

    The strengthening dollar is pinching the country's largest international tourist market, SunTrust analyst Patrick Scholes said.

  • 2015 travel hotspots: Cuba and...Russia? Saturday, 3 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Air Traffic Controller Robert Moreland works in the control tower at Opa-locka airport in Florida.

    Flying to Moscow can be cheaper than Miami these days—and you won't even need to visit in the winter.

  • TripAdvisor fined $600,000 for fake reviews Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 11:24 AM ET

    Italy's antitrust authority has fined TripAdvisor 500,000 euros ($600,000) following complaints of improper business practices.

  • Place your bets! Is the Queen abdicating? Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    The Queen's Christmas speech this year could be one to watch out for, as gamblers place bets on whether she will abdicate her role.

  • Lower oil equals cheap holiday flights? Nope. Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    Looking to fly this holiday season? Be ready for fuller flights and higher fares, in spite of toil and trouble everywhere.

  • BEIJING, Oct 13- Universal Studios said on Monday it had a sealed an agreement to open a $3.3 billion theme park in Beijing, the culmination of a 13- year effort to enter China's fast-growing entertainment market. Tom Williams, chief executive of Universal Parks and Resorts, told a news conference in Beijing that the park would also aim to draw visitors from...

  • Mr. Khosla, tear down this gate! Beach plan nixed Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 8:22 AM ET
    Khosla Ventures Founder Vinod Khosla.

    A judge ruled that billionaire Vinod Khosla illegally blocked access to a popular Bay Area beach and must open it to the public.

  • Park City dilemma: Vail Resorts gets its mountain Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 2:13 PM ET
    Flags fly on condos at the Park City Mountain Resort on Sept. 2, 2014, in Park City, Utah.

    Vail Resorts on Thursday agreed to buy out Park City Mountain Resort for $182.5 million in cash.

  • That was close! Park City ski season to go on Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 1:42 PM ET
    File photo of skiers at the Park City Mountain Resort, January 30, 2014 in Park City, Utah.

    The company that owns the bottom of Park City's most popular ski resort has agreed to pay a $17.5 million bond to maintain access to the top.

  • Banker ditches Wall Street, hits the wakeboard Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 1:02 PM ET
    Joey Flotteron doing something he loves: getting pulled really fast behind a boat.

    It didn't take Joey Flotteron very long to realize that Wall Street was not for him. But watersports are.

  • The rise and fall of Atlantic City Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:22 AM ET

    Atlantic City hotel and casino Revel will shut its doors next week. As casinos continue to shut down, what's the future hold for A.C.?

  • The end of an era for roller coaster riders Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 10:30 AM ET
    Six Flags Colossus Roller Coaster.

    Once the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world, the Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain is being retired.

  • America's top state to live in is... Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    Wonder which state has the lowest crime rate, ranks high in environmental quality, parks and recreation and access to health care? Read on.

  • Disney earnings preview  Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 1:32 PM ET

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan provides a preview of Disney's Q2 earnings expected after today's closing bell.

  • What makes you happy, wealth or well-being? Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 4:13 AM ET

    In observation of Thursday's International Day of Happiness, designated by the United Nations, we are asking: which makes you happier, wealth or well-being?

  • Man sues casino after drunken $500K loss Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 8:47 AM ET

    A gambler is suing a Vegas casino after he lost $500,000, arguing he should not pay his debt because the establishment got him drunk.

  • Private equity's latest play: The Wild West Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 12:52 PM ET
    Mountains Development: View from the stretch of highway between Park City and Freestone River Ranch

    Private equity funds are seeing an opportunity in refurbishing sporting ranches near the Rockies, attracting investors like T. Boone Pickens.