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  • "Six Flags is back and big," said James Reid-Anderson, chairman of Six Flags Entertainment, discussing how the company's deferred revenue gains is a positive indication of future growth.

  • How Much More Can Carnival Cruise Lines Take? Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 4:48 PM ET
    Carnival Cruise Lines

    More bad news for Carnival cruise lines: Another ship adrift and reports of sick guests on an island cruise center. Will this latest wave sink the stock?

  • Restaurants Hope Tax Refunds Bring Customers Saturday, 23 Mar 2013 | 2:38 PM ET

    The higher payroll tax and rising gas prices are prompting consumers to dine out less. But could tax refunds in the mail bring relief to the sector?

  • St. Patrick's on the Weekend Means a Bigger Celebration Saturday, 16 Mar 2013 | 3:47 AM ET
    Happy St. Patricks Day!

    St. Patrick's Day falls on a weekend for the second year in a row, giving Irish bars an opportunity to reel in more customers.

  • Ski Season, Snow Far, Snow Good!     Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 11:50 AM ET

    Rob Katz, Chairman & CEO of Vail Resorts, discusses the outlook on this season's skiing season and weighs in on whether his business will be impacted by the "fiscal cliff" stalemate.

  • Marriott Books Q3 Earnings Beat     Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 11:19 AM ET

    Arne Sorenson, Marriott International CEO & president, explains how demand for its high-end hotels helped the company beat third quarter estimates, and weighs in on a bullish forecast for 2013.

  • Starwood CEO on Strong Q2 Earnings     Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 6:40 AM ET

    Frits Van Paasschen, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide president & CEO, discusses his company's better-than-expected second quarter results, reporting EPS of $0.70 versus $0.62 estimate and provides his perspective on global travel growth.

  • Hershey's Sweet Success     Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 8:40 AM ET

    Kim Schaller, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts chief marketing officer, discusses how the candy maker expanded the company into one of the world's sweetest brands.

  • A SeaWorld of Opportunity in Private Equity?     Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 7:43 AM ET

    Jim Atchison, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment president & CEO, discusses his company's record-setting financial performance last year; the future of tourism; and the benefits of private equity, with Stephen Schwarzman, BlackStone Group chairman & CEO.

  • British men's waistlines have shrunk since the financial crisis cut the number and length of business lunches, a London tailor specialized in making suits for executives in the City said on Friday.

  • Stock Picks: Paddy Power, Others     Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 11:20 AM ET

    Paddy Power has "the best earnings in the sector" and the company's EPS doubled in the last three year, Barry Dixon, head of research at Davy Research, told CNBC, while naming his other favorite stocks.

  • Extreme Sports Costs Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 9:23 AM ET
    When it comes to separating the rational from the reckless, few activities draw a line in the sand quite like extreme sports. Do you think you’re an extreme sports practitioner just because you grunt loudly when you hit a tennis ball? Well, try jumping off a 1,000-foot-tall cell phone tower with only seconds to deploy your parachute, or leaping from an airplane for a little wingsuit flying. Your attitude is likely to change.For those who participate in these sports, laughing in the face of death

    People participating in extreme sports can spend anywhere from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands. What are the costs associated with extreme sports?

  • Groupon Road Show Reaction     Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 3:35 PM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche has information from Groupon's road show stop in New York City as the company wraps up its meeting with investors.

  • The Rich Are Still Skiing: Vail CEO Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 7:41 PM ET

    The wealthy are still skiing, and that helps Vail Resorts' bottom line, Chief Executive Robert Katz told CNBC Thursday.

  • 10 Cities Fit for Active Lifestyles Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 4:47 PM ET
    When it comes to resources for the physically active, not all US cities are created equal. Some have more parks and bicycle lanes than others. Some are blessed with perfect climates. Some are situated next to national parks. And some simply have a lot of gyms. But what they all have in common are attributes that encourage people to get outside and stay active.Click ahead to see some of the cities that are havens for physically active Americans.

    When it comes to resources for the physically active, not all US cities are created equal. Click to see some of the cities that are havens for physically active Americans.

  • Biggest Swings in Golf Spending 2011 Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 3:22 PM ET
    Golf is still a “rich man’s game,” according to a study by American Express Business Insights. Despite this, the recession dealt the sport a tough blow, with golf spending falling significantly during the downturn. Fortunately, spending on golf is starting to recover, with the first signs of improvement showing up in the retail spending on items such as golf equipment and apparel. Retail sales grew 10 percent in the first quarter of 2011, compared with the same period a year ago, the study found

    Click to see which states are gaining ground, and how much spending has changed in the top five states for golf-related activities, according to American Express.

  • Starwood Hotels Relocates to China     Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 3:45 PM ET

    Discussing the company's move to China; the health of the hotel industry, and the direction of the economy, with Frits Van Paasschen, Starwood Hotels & Resorts CEO.

  • Hotels Struggle To Raise Room Rates: Marriott CEO Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 12:23 PM ET

    Hotel room rates have risen in the last year but they are still down 10% from before the 2008 economic downturn, Arne Sorenson, president of Marriott International, told CNBC Thursday.