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  • LONDON, Sept 23- Britain saw a record number of foreign visitors in July while spending by British tourists abroad fell for the first time in more than a year, according to the first figures since the country voted to leave the European Union. With their spending power helped by a slump in the pound after the Brexit referendum, some 3.8 million foreigners visited...

  • *TUI to sell specialist brands for 500- 600 mln eur- sources. FRANKFURT, Sept 21- Europe's biggest tour operator TUI has picked advisers to launch the sale of specialist holiday arm Travelopia in a deal potentially worth 500- 600 million euros. TUI previously said it planned to start marketing Travelopia in the autumn and the unit's head was quoted last week by...

  • *TUI to sell specialist brands for 500- 600 mln eur- sources. FRANKFURT, Sept 21- Europe's biggest tour operator TUI has picked advisers to launch the sale of specialist holiday arm Travelopia in a deal potentially worth 500- 600 million euros, people close to the matter said. TUI previously said it planned to start marketing Travelopia in the autumn and the unit's...

  • PRAGUE— For many of the millions of tourists who flood the Czech capital every year, taking a selfie in front of the Dancing House has become as important as walking across the medieval Charles Bridge. The unusual building, which resembles a pair of dancers, is a rare example of contemporary architecture in Prague, which otherwise abounds with picturesque...

  • LONDON, Sept 19- The sharp fall in sterling since Britain voted to leave the European Union has encouraged tourists to go on a spending spree, providing a little relief for the economy as it faces an overall sharp slowdown. London's West End shopping district has also reported increased spending by non-resident shoppers whose dollars, euros and other...

  • ISTANBUL— With summer drawing to a close, Turkey is counting the cost of a tough year that saw a string of terrorist bombings and the fallout from a diplomatic spat with Moscow that cut deep into the country's crucial tourist trade. Russia was Turkey's second-largest tourist market with 4.5 million people visiting places like Turkey's tourism capital Antalya...

  • A file photo showing a gender neutral sign posted outside a bathroom at Oval Park Grill on May 11, 2016 in Durham, North Carolina.

    Sports experts say that North Carolina is likely to lose over $110 million in sports tourism thanks to its controversial "bathroom law."

  • TOKYO— Eighty-eight places in Japan are going to be designated "animation spots" to encourage tourism— using train stations, school campuses, rural shrines and other fairly everyday places where popular "manga" characters are depicted. "Japanese pop culture has grown to rival American Hollywood," Tsugihiko Kadokawa, chairman of Kadokawa Corp. publisher and film...

  • September marks the start of China's peak travel season but traditional hotspot Taiwan is not feeling the love.

  • MARGARITA ISLAND, Venezuela— This resort island was once mobbed with international tourists who loved the sparkling blue water, fine white sand and flawless sunny days. Crisis-wracked Venezuela gave the island community of 600,000 a last-minute cleanup to host leaders from the developing world for a summit of the Non-Aligned Movement.

  • Singapore's F1 Grand Prix keeps the tourists coming

    Not even bad weather or Zika virus fears can keep the thousands of tourists away from Singapore's F1 Grand Prix night race. CNBC's Dan Murphy reports.

  • Will Crown Resorts manage a Gold Coast property?

    Consolidated Press Holdings' Rob Rankin says Crown Resorts is still in early stage discussions over a Gold Coast casino.

  • ORLANDO, Fla.— A vacation in Orlando is almost a rite of passage for some well-off Brazilians who often bring back suitcases filled with electronics and clothes that are cheaper in Florida than they are at home. But store manager Julio Martins has seen fewer of them this year at his Brazil Center Electronics store in the heart of Orlando's tourist district.

  • RASON, North Korea— Despite North Korea's deepening isolation, along its border with China and Russia construction of tourist hotels is brisk and mountains of Siberian coal await shipment to Shanghai. But they also note that thanks largely to China and Russia, the sanctions have hardly been a death knell. That holds for North Korea in general— its GNP is believed...

  • Hong Kong cosmetic icon Sa Sa has gone digital to counter mainland Chinese tourists' dwindling interest in shopping, CFO Guy Look said.

  • Will the Parisian turn things around for Macau gaming?

    The newest addition to the Cotai Strip will boost tourist arrivals but it's unlikely to improve gaming revenues, warns Global Market Advisors' Jonathan Galaviz.

  • How Sa Sa copes with an increasingly digital world

    Sa Sa International's Guy Look talks about how his company uses digital advertising and social media to better engage potential mainland customers.

  • The changing nature of tourist spending in HK

    Even though mainland Chinese tourist arrivals have stabilized, consumer retail spending has dipped, says Guy Look, CFO at Sa Sa International.

  • Tourism takes a hit in Taiwan

    Taiwanese workers in the hospitality sector participated in a demonstration due to frustrations over the shrinking numbers of Mainland tourists.

  • Workers marched down a central street in Taipei before gathering outside the Presidential Office Building. The number of Chinese visitors has fallen since Beijing began discouraging travel to the island following the May inauguration of independence-leaning President Tsai Ing- wen. Tsai has refused to endorse Beijing's concept that Taiwan is part of a...