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  • PARIS— Air France, facing a strike by cabin crew at the height of the summer vacation season, is warning of pressure on its finances amid concerns about France as a tourist destination after a string of deadly attacks. Air France cancelled over 10 percent of flights Wednesday amid its latest strike, by cabin crew. It warned the global context this year remains "...

  • These are tough times for airlines: Analyst

    Andrew Lobbenberg, airlines analyst at HSBC, says Ryanair is growing well, but airlines are facing several problems which are pressuring yields.

  • ISTANBUL, July 22- Turkey will miss government's economic growth forecasts this year and next following the failed coup that has hammered the lira and put renewed pressure on the tourism sector, according to economists in a Reuters poll. The survey of 41 economists based in and outside Turkey, taken this week, predicted the economy would grow 3.5 percent this...

  • China Travel

    Tuniu CFO Conor Yang says more Chinese consumers want the flexibility of booking their own air tickets or hotels, instead of taking a package tour.

  • July 21- French construction group Bouygues is employing more than 100 Indian laborers to work on a hotel it is building in Cuba, breaking a taboo in the Communist-run country on hiring foreign labor in order to meet increased tourism demand. For a country struggling to prop up export revenue in the face of low commodity prices, foreign workers on the Caribbean...

  • PARIS, July 21- French luxury goods maker Hermes said on Thursday it had not seen any improvement in tourist flows in France in the second quarter and did not expect any while the country remained in a state of emergency. Many luxury brands have seen their sales plummet in France since November's deadly attacks in Paris, with the Brussels and Nice killings further...

  • Swatch watches are displayed at the launch of the Scuba Libre collection in New York.

    Swatch Group said on Thursday it expected a recovery in the second half of 2016 after net profit plummeted 52 percent in the first half.

  • DigitalGlobe imagery of Tree Island. Tree Island is one of the main islands of the Paracel Islands group in the South China Sea.

    Up to eight Chinese ships will offer cruises to the South China Sea over the next five years, as Beijing promotes tourism to the disputed waters.

  • SYDNEY— A flight from Sydney to Thailand was diverted to Indonesia to offload six rowdy passengers, the airline said on Thursday. Jetstar Flight JQ27 was diverted to Bali on Wednesday night after the six who were traveling together to the tourist island of Phuket became "extremely disruptive among themselves" and refused requests from the crew, the Australian...

  • LONDON, July 18- European shares slipped on Monday, as concerns over unrest in Turkey weighed on some travel and financial stocks exposed to the country, although tech stocks rose after a bid for Britain's ARM. Tour operators Thomas Cook and TUI both fell more than 2 percent, as analysts saw an attempted coup in Turkey as hitting tourism companies for whom Turkey is...

  • French troops patrol around the Eifel Tower on January 12, 2015 in Paris, France.

    The fallout from this latest attack will deal a serious blow to the euro area's tourism sector and fragile economic recovery.

  • NICE, France, July 16- The pebbly beaches of Nice can all but disappear beneath a carpet of bronzing bodies on a normal July weekend. Security fears have been hurting France's vital tourism industry, typically responsible for about 7 percent of GDP, since a series of Islamist militant attacks began in January 2015, most of them in the capital. This time last year,...

  • *Travel stocks fall after attack in French city of Nice. LONDON, July 15- The shares of European travel and leisure companies fell on Friday, weighing on the region's stock markets, after an attack in the French city of Nice that killed more than 80 people. "This is especially true in France where there is already concern that the drop in Sterling will impact tourism...

  • ZURICH, July 15- Swatch Group, the world's largest watchmaker, warned investors that profit would at least halve in the first six months of the year after sales fell in Hong Kong and Europe, sending its shares sharply lower. Swiss watchmakers are grappling with weak demand as fewer Chinese tourists shop in Hong Kong and Europe where they have been deterred by the...

  • ZURICH, July 15- Swatch Group, the world's largest watchmaker, warned investors that profit would at least halve in the first half of the year after sales fell in Hong Kong and Europe, pushing its shares down almost 12 percent. Swiss watchmakers are grappling with weak demand as fewer Chinese tourists shop in Hong Kong and Europe where they have been deterred by the...

  • Loews opens new resort

    Loews is opening a new resort at Universal Orlando. Discussing the importance of securing hotels, with Jonathan Tisch, Loews Hotels Chairman, Co-Owner of the Giants, Loews Co-Chairman of the Board

  • Google rolling out new search features for travel and shopping

    The new tools include hotel smart filters, which helps customers narrow searches based on rating, price and other factors.

  • Asia to lead digital travel market in 2017

    Travelers in the Asia-Pacific region are expected to spend $216-billion next year, according to a new eMarketer report.

  • Sustainable Hotels

    Eric Ricaurte, Founder & CEO at Greenview, believes that it is crucial for the hotel industry to adopt sustainable, environmentally-friendly practices.

  • BEIJING, July 11- China has announced the merger of its biggest tourism groups, China International Travel Service Group Co and wholly-owned subsidiary China National Travel Service Corp, in a multi-billion dollar restructuring of the sector. The latest merger will see China International Travel Service Corp, China International Investment Hong Kong Ltd...