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Travel Tourism

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Egypt's tourism levels are still around a third of what they once were and, despite security concerns, Egypt's tourism minister on Monday insisted the country's popular Red Sea resorts and Ancient Egyptian sites are a safe choice for travelers. More than half-a-million tourists from Saudi Arabia visited Egypt in 2016, followed by...

  • NEW SHOREHAM, R.I.— Twelve miles and a ferry ride from the New England shore, Block Island is one of the last major tourist destinations in the United States without Uber or Lyft— and islanders want it to stay that way. "This is our livelihood," said taxi driver Champlin Starr, a retired oil tanker captain whose family first landed here in the 1660 s. "People come to Block...

  • LONDON— Burberry shares plunged Wednesday after the U.K. luxury goods maker reported disappointing sales figures, with the fall in the pound in particular boosting spending by tourists in Britain. The pound weakened after the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, making Britain an attractive shopping destination for travelers spending dollars and euros.

  • Turkish FDI threatened, near east tourism could pick up

    Paul Donovan, global chief economist at UBS Wealth Management, discusses the investment environment in Turkey following its referendum over the weekend.

  • "I have a concern that we're going to see a dip from our key markets, which would be the United Kingdom and Germany, but that has as much to do with their politics as it does with ours, with Brexit and the whole currency situation over there," said Marti Mayne, who markets attractions for the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce in northern New Hampshire.

  • Hotels taking travel ban hit

    CNBC's Susan Li reports that the hotel industry is feeling the pinch of the Trump administration's travel policies.

  • The Vietnam- based Hoa Sen Group last year announced plans to build a $10.6 billion complex with an annual capacity of 16 million tons of steel. It cited risks of a disaster like the chemical spill last year during a test run at another steel complex, built by Taiwan's Formosa Plastic Group, that devastated fisheries, tourism and the economies of four central...

  • Sean Kim told The Associated Press on Friday that he realized something was wrong when plastic-smelling smoke began billowing and police rushed to evacuate shop employees. Gusty winds fanned the blaze, forcing employees out of tony stores such as Tiffany& Co. and Chanel. Pedestrian bridges to Bally's and Caesars Palace closed, and busy Las Vegas Boulevard was...

  • STB's Lionel Yeo  and Disney Southeast Asia's Alex Baillie join forces for multi-year collaboration in Singapore.

    Singapore's iconic SuperTrees at the city-state's futuristic gardens will be converted into massive Jedi and Sith weapons come May 4.

  • Barcelona, Spain

    Spain, France and Germany were ranked the world's most tourist-friendly countries this year, according to the World Economic Forum.

  • An international air traveler is cleared by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer inside the U.S. Customs and Immigration area at Dulles International Airport.

    The U.S. doesn't yet have a "definitive data picture" on its ranking as a destination under Trump, NBC News reports.

  • That means that Mexico- long a reasonably priced destination for Americans- remains cheap, potentially further boosting a strong inflow of tourists. The number of international tourists in Mexico climbed 9 percent to 35 million in 2016, a year in which the dollar gained around 20 percent against the peso, according to Mexican Tourism Ministry figures.

  • Investing in Thailand for 'the good life'

    Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Thailand's minister of tourism and sports, says steady economic growth and culture are reasons why investors should choose Thailand.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.