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  • A sign directs travelers to a security checkpoint staffed by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers at O'Hare Airport.

    Foreign tourism is a $250 billion-a-year business in the U.S, USA Today reports.

  • Ryanair planes on the tarmac in Stansted, U.K.

    Flights between the U.K. and Europe could be suspended indefinitely if Britain fails to strike a new air travel deal with the EU, says Ryanair CMO.

  • BANGKOK— The former head of Thailand's tourism promotion board was sentenced on Wednesday to 50 years in prison for accepting $1.8 million in bribes from two Hollywood producers to let them organize the Bangkok International Film Festival a decade ago. A U.S. federal court in 2010 sentenced filmmakers Gerald and Patricia Green to six months in prison after...

  • LONDON, March 29- European travel and tourism company TUI reiterated its target of reaching at least 10 percent growth in underlying full-year operating profit after seeing solid demand for Winter and Summer bookings. The group, which has been reorganizing its business to invest in more of its own hotels and cruise ships and has been selling off what it views as...

  • MACAU, March 29- Overseas visitors are an increasingly common sight in Chinas gambling territory of Macau which is trying to diversify an economic model that has depended on mainland high rollers for more than a decade. Now the government has hearkened calls to reposition Macau as a tourism destination, with the number of international visitors growing 8...

  • PARIS— Paris and London, traditional rivals when it comes to attracting tourists and industry, have signed a business agreement to cooperate in attracting visitors and companies. The two cities, which are linked by rail, have seen their rivalry intensify recently as Paris hopes to welcome finance jobs that are expected to leave London because of Brexit.

  • LONDON, March 28- Foreign holidays remain a top priority for Europeans despite economic and security worries, tour operator Thomas Cook said on Tuesday, reporting a 40 percent jump in bookings to Greece and signs of a recovery in travel to Turkey and Egypt. "After a slow start to the season and a tough year in 2016, we're seeing early signs that customers are...

  • LONDON, March 28- British tour operator Thomas Cook said it expected to hit its full-year operating targets after seeing early signs that tourists were returning to troubled markets Turkey and Egypt. Thomas Cook, which unnerved investors in February when it issued a cautious outlook, said trading for the group was progressing in line with expectations.

  • NEW YORK, March 27- Waiting until you are retired to travel to all your bucket list destinations? That is what helped spur Valerie Jalufka into action. She has also gone on safari in Tanzania, and visited everywhere from Tasmania to Tierra del Fuego, often with the tour operator Abercrombie& Kent.

  • NEW YORK, March 27- Waiting until you are retired to travel to all your bucket list destinations? That is what helped spur Valerie Jalufka into action. She has also gone on safari in Tanzania, and visited everywhere from Tasmania to Tierra del Fuego, often with the tour operator Abercrombie& Kent.

  • NEW YORK, March 27- Waiting until you are retired to travel to all your bucket list destinations? That is what helped spur Valerie Jalufka into action. She has also gone on safari in Tanzania, and visited everywhere from Tasmania to Tierra del Fuego, often with the tour operator Abercrombie& Kent.

  • NEW YORK, March 27- Waiting until you are retired to travel to all your bucket list destinations? That is what helped spur Valerie Jalufka into action. She has also gone on safari in Tanzania, and visited everywhere from Tasmania to Tierra del Fuego, often with the tour operator Abercrombie& Kent.

  • NEW YORK, March 27- Waiting until you are retired to travel to all your bucket list destinations? That is what helped spur Valerie Jalufka into action. She has also gone on safari in Tanzania, and visited everywhere from Tasmania to Tierra del Fuego, often with the tour operator Abercrombie& Kent.

  • NEW YORK, March 27- Waiting until you are retired to travel to all your bucket list destinations? That is what helped spur Valerie Jalufka into action. She has also gone on safari in Tanzania, and visited everywhere from Tasmania to Tierra del Fuego, often with the tour operator Abercrombie& Kent.

  • BEIJING, March 27- China's trade deficit in services narrowed to $17.6 billion in February from $20.9 billion in January, the foreign exchange regulator said on Monday. February's deficit was largely due to a $15.7 billion gulf in spending between foreign tourists and the Chinese, who splurge more abroad than visitors in China, data from the State...

  • NEW YORK— Should the "Fearless Girl" stand up to Wall Street's charging bull forever? That's the question New York City officials are facing after a statue of a ponytailed girl in a windblown dress went up in front of the bronze bull early this month and immediately became a tourist draw and internet sensation. Holli Sargeant, 20, a visitor from Queensland,...

  • A table game stand in a casino area aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Epic ship on July 2, 2010.

    Cash-strapped nation's maritime push to attract overseas tourists raises eyebrows.

  • Markets only react to terror attacks when they become a pattern

    Mouhammed Choukeir, chief investment officer at Kleinwort Hambros, adds that policymakers and businesses have taken recent terror attacks "on the front foot."

  • Marriott looks to Asia

    Craig Smith, MD of Marriott International, says Chinese tourists remain the top source market for the hospitality chain in Bali and Phuket.

  • SALT LAKE CITY— Utah's governor announced Thursday that he will sign legislation giving the predominantly Mormon state the strictest DUI threshold in the country, a change that restaurant groups and representatives of the ski and snowboard industry say will hurt tourism. The American Beverage Institute, a national restaurant group, took out full-page...