Business Travel Road Warrior


  • Airlines & the Ebola outbreak Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 2:17 PM ET
    Airlines & the Ebola outbreak

    Former Continental Airlines CEO Gordon Bethune, and CNBC's Phil LeBeau, discuss how Ebola is impacting airlines and what approach carriers will take to limit exposure to the infected areas of West Africa.

  • Will the Hong Kong protests hit tourism? Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 12:56 AM ET
    A man walks past shuttered stores as a pro-democracy protest gathers on Nathan Road, a major route through the heart of the Kowloon district of Hong Kong, on September 29, 2014.

    Despite handwringing over how badly protests will hit Hong Kong tourism, it isn't clear whether the turmoil is keeping mainland tourists away.

  • First US Ebola patient flew United, airline says Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 6:32 PM ET
    Delta airlines

    Global airline stocks closed sharply on Wednesday after the CDC confirmed the first case of Ebola in the country.

  • Lies passengers tell to get free flight upgrades Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 7:08 PM ET
    Priority lane sign for first and business class

    In a poll conducted by 912 people admitted to lying in order to receive free upgrades on flights.

  • Could Ebola fears keep foreign tourists away? Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 5:36 PM ET
    Tourists pass a shirt vendor on 59th Street in New York.

    International tourism to the United States was up 9 percent in the first half of this year. Could Ebola fears reverse that trend in the coming months?

  • Icahn's Fountainebleau remains empty Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 12:20 PM ET
    Icahn's Fountainebleau remains empty

    CNBC's Jane Wells asked Wynn Resorts Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn, what will happen with the unfinished Fontainebleau casino resort on the Las Vegas Strip.

  • Look who just won bidding for bankrupt Revel Casino Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 7:51 AM ET
    Revel Atlantic City stands behind a building being demolished in Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S., on Thursday, July 17, 2014.

    Brookfield Asset Management has won the auction for Atlantic City's bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel, said a source familiar with the situation.

  • Gaming's big bet on social Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 8:31 AM ET
    Gaming's big bet on social

    CNBC's Jane Wells provides a sneak peek on how the gaming industry is changing its strategy to attract new customers into the casinos.

  • Naughty travelers beware, you're on camera Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 1:25 PM ET
    Passenger Shaming facebook page

    Outraged and disgusted by some travelers' behavior, a former flight attendant, who goes by a fake name, has set up passenger shamming blog.

  • Marriott follows Red Bull into short-film distribution Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 11:31 AM ET
    Marriott Hotel

    One of the world's biggest hotel chains aims to become the "largest publishers of lifestyle," Variety reports.

  • Gridlock continues at O'Hare ... till October 13th Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 2:24 PM ET
    Gridlock continues at O'Hare ... till October 13th

    NBC's Kevin Tibbles reports more than 3,750 flights have been cancelled at Chicago O'Hare since Friday. The FAA wants to restore Chicago air traffic site by mid-October.

  • Are mandatory gratuities the next new hotel fee? Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Hotel maid

    A campaign to encourage more people to tip housekeeping may provide an opening for more mandatory hotel fees.

  • Qantas to fly A380 on world's longest flight route Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 | 9:13 PM ET
    Qantas to fly A380 on world's longest flight route

    Australia's national carrier Qantas is set to commence the world's longest commercial air route today. CEO Alan Joyce tells CNBC's Matthew Taylor the significance of the move.

  • Gadgets for the road: Best of the new travel tech Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    There are new inventions out there to solve some of the oldest problems for business travelers.

  • PEOPLExpress Airlines grounded after 3 months Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 2:39 PM ET
    PEOPLExpress airlines.

    The setback is temporary, the company said, in a statement. It aims to relaunch "on or about Oct. 16."

  • Minimum wage battle split to the industry level Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 12:47 PM ET
    Hotel worker

    Fewer than 10,000 workers could get the new minimum raise adopted by the Los Angeles City Council.

  • Fire at Chicago FAA air traffic center Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 8:12 AM ET
    Fire at Chicago FAA air traffic center

    A fire the FAA's air traffic center in Chicago could cause travel delays at two of the busiest airports in the Midwest.

  • Crackdown on ridesharing Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 2:55 PM ET
    Crackdown on ridesharing

    Ridesharing services Uber, Lyft and Sidecar are facing legal threats from Los Angeles and San Francisco. CNBC's Kate Rogers explains how the services may be violating California business law.

  • Travelport CEO's 5-10 year dream Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 10:15 AM ET
    Travelport CEO's 5-10 year dream

    Travelport president and CEO Gordon Wilson, discusses the company's plan for paying down remaining debt, saying the company has no debt due until 2021. Wilson also discusses where he sees the company in 5-10 years.

  • Virgin's Branson offers unlimited vacation Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 9:27 AM ET
    Richard Branson works from his home on Necker Island

    Tired of two weeks vacation a year? Perhaps you should work for Virgin, where boss Richard Branson believes in offering unlimited time off.


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