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  • July 27- Puerto Rico may sport palm trees, pristine beaches and glorious weather but its tourism industry is losing out to rival Caribbean islands- and that is holding the U.S. territory back at a time when its deeply troubled economy most needs a fillip. Rick Newman, who owns and operates the Verdanza Hotel in the popular beachside tourist strip of Isla Verde, says...

  • Is Greece's tourism industry bouncing back? Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 1:40 AM ET
    Is Greece's tourism industry bouncing back?

    Panos Paleologos, founder and CEO of HotelBrain, claims that tourism has picked up since early July and luxury hotels in Athens have plenty of bookings.

  • Top picks in Thailand's stock market Sunday, 26 Jul 2015 | 11:42 PM ET
    Top picks in Thailand's stock market

    Kobsidthi Silpachai, head of capital markets research at Kasikornbank, recommends investors to buy stocks that are benefiting from a weaker Thai baht.

  • The multi-billion dollar business of snow Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 7:35 PM ET
    The multi-billion dollar business of snow

    The acquisition of Perisher, Australia's largest ski resort, by America's Vail Resorts earlier this year has been dubbed a gamechanger. CNBC's Matthew Taylor reports from Perisher Valley.

  • Culinary tourists driving growth in US tourism Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 2:02 PM ET

    MILAN— Culinary tourists are pushing growth in foreign tourism to the United States, which is transforming its image as a fast-food mecca to a land of regional tastes and dishes, said officials visiting the Expo 2015 world's fair focusing on food this week. Foreign tourism to the United States in 2014 rose by 7 percent to over 75 million, contributing $221 million...

  • Yvonne Peach was up late posting a new special on the website for her historic Yuma hotel. Yuma is usually a sleepy town on the way to San Diego. Parker, Arizona, about 36 miles north of I-10 near the California border, saw a huge spike in traffic on Monday, said tourism coordinator Josh Savino.

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— A company of New York hedge fund billionaire John Paulson reached a $20 million deal to buy and renovate a recently closed hotel in Puerto Rico's tourist district, officials said Thursday. Paulson& Co. will develop the San Juan Beach Hotel into an ultra-luxury boutique hotel in the popular Condado neighborhood, according to Puerto Rico's...

  • TOKYO, July 23- Japanese shares rose on Thursday, driven by domestic earnings optimism. Strong performances in retail, rail and hospitality sectors followed Wednesday's announcement that Japan had a record number of foreign visitors in the first half of the year. The Nikkei share average ended 0.4 percent higher at 20,683.95.

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— One of Puerto Rico's biggest and best known casinos closed Wednesday after 40 years of operation in another blow to the U.S. territory's struggling economy. The Condado Plaza Hilton laid off 144 workers from the seaside casino located in the popular tourist district of Condado, managing director Raul Bustamente told The Associated Press.

  • Here's where everyone's going on vacation this summer Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 10:11 AM ET
    Surfing in Encinitas, California

    Where are people heading for their summer vacations? Data from Priceline show California is the most popular domestic destination.

  • CONCORD, N.H.— The proposed Northern Pass power transmission project could have a negative effect on tourism, wildlife and property values in New Hampshire, but it would cost less than other alternatives, according to a long-awaited environmental report released Tuesday. The draft report from the U.S. Department of Energy considered the proposal, first...

  • Greece VAT rise hurts as bailout terms start to bite Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 2:25 PM ET

    ATHENS, July 20- To tourists wandering the narrow streets of central Athens, 20 cents on the price of souvlaki- a Greek favorite of grilled meat on a skewer- may not seem much. The VAT rise, demanded by Greece's lenders in return for a rescue deal, forced the restaurant where Giokas works to push up the price of souvlaki- wrapped in flatbread with salad and drizzled in...

  • Why this start-up is eyeing China's inbound tourism Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 9:43 PM ET
    Why this start-up is eyeing China's inbound tourism

    James Tan, chief operating officer of Beijing-based startup Jetbay, discusses the potential of China's inbound tourism sector.

  • Bad news for Canada's currency is good news for many Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 5:56 PM ET

    TORONTO/ OTTAWA, July 16- Canadians' overseas spending power has taken a hit, but the plunge in the Canadian dollar after the central bank cut interest rates on Wednesday to try to revive a sputtering economy is being cheered by a wide array of businesses. The tourism sector, along with export-oriented manufacturers and resource companies were among those...

  • LONDON, July 15- Falling sales in Burberry's Hong Kong market will not deter the British luxury brand from its commitment to one of its most profitable regions, it said on Wednesday. Pro-democracy protests in the city, which accounts for around 10 percent of Burberry's total retail and wholesale sales gathered pace last year, keeping mainland Chinese tourists...

  • Tourism spending in Greece Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 1:38 PM ET
    Tourism spending in Greece

    Discussing tourism in Greece during the country's debt crisis, with Alexandros Lamnidis, Greek Tourism Confederation.

  • Hotels and hospitality will likely be first into Iran: Pro

    Ramin Rabii, Turquoise Partners, managing director, discusses what U.S. and Western industries are likely to be first into Iran and which sectors will perform best once the sanctions melt away.

  • Gaw Capital bags prime HK hotel property Sunday, 12 Jul 2015 | 9:20 PM ET
    Gaw Capital bags prime HK hotel property

    Kenneth Gaw, President and Managing Principal of real estate private equity firm Gaw Capital Partners and YPO member, discusses the acquisition of InterContinental Hong Kong Hotel.

  • British government tells tourists: Leave Tunisia Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 4:31 PM ET
    Rescuers carry the body of a tourist who was shot dead by a gunman at a beachside hotel in Sousse, Tunisia, June 26, 2015.

    The British government told all U.K. tourists to leave Tunisia because a terrorist attack is "highly likely".

  • Shark attacks? No problem for Carolina tourists Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 4:02 PM ET
    People help a 68-year-old shark-bite victim on Ocracoke Island, N.C., July 1, 2015.

    Businesses in North and South Carolina aren't seeing a drop in tourists, despite the record number of shark attacks.