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  • Tourists give a big 'aloha' to Hawaii Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    Tourists give a big 'aloha' to Hawaii

    Hawaii sets tourism record in July.

  • Waikiki water tested for bacteria after sewage spill Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 3:12 AM ET

    HONOLULU— Hawaii's white sand beaches in Waikiki were mostly deserted after officials warned the public about a half-million-gallon sewage spill in Ala Moana Beach Park, which is adjacent to the world-famous tourist destination. The Department of Health was testing a 4- mile stretch of waterfront from Kapahulu Avenue in Waikiki to Point Panic in Kakaako.

  • Could sanctions against North Korea be lifted? Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:36 AM ET
    South Korean presidential security adviser Kim Kwan-Jin (R) shakes hands with Hwang Pyong-So (L) North Korea' top political officer for the Korean People's Army after their meeting at the Panmunjom on August 25, 2015 in Paju, South Korea. Both countries came to an agreement to ease tensions after an exchange of artillery fire last week.

    South Korea can discuss North Korean demands for an end to sanctions imposed over a 2010 naval attack.

  • Samsonite CEO: China business has been 'very good' Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 7:40 PM ET
    Samsonite CEO: China business has been 'very good'

    Ramesh Tainwala, CEO of Samsonite, says turbulence in the stock markets is unlikely to impact consumer sentiment hence he remains confident that Samsonite will continue to perform well in China.

  • Airbnb to start collecting taxes in Paris Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 3:23 PM ET

    Aug 25- Online home-rental marketplace Airbnb Inc said on Tuesday it would begin collecting and remitting tourist taxes from guests on behalf of rental apartments in Paris. Airbnb, whose most popular city is Paris with more than 50,000 listings, said it would collect 0.83 euro per person per night for reservations made in Paris on or after Oct. 1.

  • Airbnb to include small Paris tourism tax on rentals Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 10:44 AM ET

    PARIS— The home-sharing company Airbnb has agreed to incorporate in its prices a small tourist tax on rental apartments in Paris— following a request by Paris authorities. In a statement Tuesday, Airbnb said it would collect 0.83 euros per person per day to be paid by lodging tourists from Oct. 1. Paris— the most visited city in the world— is also the most popular city...

  • MADRID— Authorities say Spain has seen a record 38 million tourists in the first seven months of the year as a weak euro and security issues in other beach resort nations like Tunisia make it a more attractive destination. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says the country expects a record 68 million tourists for all of 2015, three million more than the record set in...

  • Approach Thai stocks cautiously: Aberdeen Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 11:16 PM ET
    Approach Thai stocks cautiously: Aberdeen

    Adithep Vanabriksha, chief investment officer for Thailand at Aberdeen Asset Management, expects the deadly bomb attack to be a big hit on Thailand's tourism industry and consumer confidence.

  • Yelp reviews the Feds Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Yelp reviews the Feds

    The government will recognize Yelp reviews of federal agencies.

  • PARIS— Paris takes in billions of euros each year from tourists, but the international vacation destination welcomed thousands of special visitors Wednesday with a spirit of giving. Thousands of children fanned out around Paris for a treasure hunt, while others played in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower or took boat tours on the Seine. They arrived in Paris on...

  • This ‘space elevator’ could launch you into orbit Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 2:40 AM ET

    A Canadian company has clinched a patent for a 12.4 mile-high "space elevator" that could launch astronauts and tourists into orbit.

  • Bangkok blast was a 'well-calculated' attack: CLSA Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 12:33 AM ET
    Bangkok blast was a 'well-calculated' attack: CLSA

    Apart from happening during the peak hour, the attack was carried out one day after the Mother's Day celebrations, catching the police off guard, says Prinn Panitchpakdi, country head, Thailand at CLSA Securities.

  • Minor Hotel: Seeing cancellations after Bangkok blast Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 9:22 PM ET
    Minor Hotel: Seeing cancellations after Bangkok blast

    While the deadly explosion has resulted in short-term cancellations, Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotel Group, believes that Thailand's tourism industry can recover as it has done previously.

  • AmCham: Investor commitment to Thailand stays strong Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 9:07 PM ET
    AmCham: Investor commitment to Thailand stays strong

    Darren Buckley, president of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Thailand, says the deadly bomb blast in central Bangkok on Monday won't sway investor sentiment.

  • Nok Air: Tourists not shunning Thailand, for now Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 8:22 PM ET
    Nok Air: Tourists not shunning Thailand, for now

    While the deadly bomb attack will likely impact tourist confidence, tourist arrivals, in particular from China, have not been affected at the moment, says Patee Sarasin, CEO of Nok Air.

  • Duty-free nose job? Head to South Korea Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 7:50 PM ET

    Nip into South Korea for a VAT-free tuck – that's part of the country's latest campaign to revive its struggling tourism sector.

  • The political context behind Bangkok bombing Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 6:34 PM ET
    The political context behind Bangkok bombing

    The site of Monday's deadly bomb blast is an important location which exemplifies political struggles in Thailand, says Aim Sinpeng, lecturer in comparative politics at The University of Sydney.

  • Tracking the aftermath of Bangkok bombing Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 6:14 PM ET
    Tracking the aftermath of Bangkok bombing

    Some economists are warning that Monday's deadly bomb blast could tip Thailand's economy into a crisis. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports from Bangkok.

  • Bangkok blast threatens renewed pain for Thai economy Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 3:27 AM ET

    BANGKOK, Aug 18- A bomb that ripped through a religious shrine in Bangkok's commercial heart, killing 22 people and wounding more than 100, could deal a heavy blow to a tourism sector that has been one of the few recent bright spots for Thailand's struggling economy. "Our Japanese customers have all checked out this morning and bookings have also been cancelled,"...

  • SPOKANE, Wash.— Big wildfires threatened the Lake Chelan resort region of central Washington on Monday after driving away tourists, destroying a warehouse filled with nearly 2 million pounds of apples and forcing thousands of residents to flee. In northern Idaho, more than 40 homes were lost near the town of Kamiah, and in Oregon a lightning-sparked blaze on the...