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  • American icon Waldorf Astoria sold to Chinese company

    The Waldorf Astoria has been sold to Beijing-based Anbang Insurance Group Co. for $1.95 billion. Insight to the most expensive U.S. hotel sale, with CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • Will the Hong Kong protests hit tourism? Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 12:56 AM ET
    A man walks past shuttered stores as a pro-democracy protest gathers on Nathan Road, a major route through the heart of the Kowloon district of Hong Kong, on September 29, 2014.

    Despite handwringing over how badly protests will hit Hong Kong tourism, it isn't clear whether the turmoil is keeping mainland tourists away.

  • HK protests: What is the impact on tourism? Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 8:39 PM ET
    HK protests: What is the impact on tourism?

    Paul Tse, Hong Kong Legislator, describes how the week-long demonstrations have taken a toll on the city's tourism sector.

  • Could Ebola fears keep foreign tourists away? Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 5:36 PM ET
    Tourists pass a shirt vendor on 59th Street in New York.

    International tourism to the United States was up 9 percent in the first half of this year. Could Ebola fears reverse that trend in the coming months?

  • Cramer's cruise stock picks Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 6:25 PM ET
    Cramer's cruise stock picks

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his top three picks in the cruise space.

  • Marriott follows Red Bull into short-film distribution Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 11:31 AM ET
    Marriott Hotel

    One of the world's biggest hotel chains aims to become the "largest publishers of lifestyle," Variety reports.

  • Are mandatory gratuities the next new hotel fee? Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Hotel maid

    A campaign to encourage more people to tip housekeeping may provide an opening for more mandatory hotel fees.

  • Minimum wage battle split to the industry level Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 12:47 PM ET
    Hotel worker

    Fewer than 10,000 workers could get the new minimum raise adopted by the Los Angeles City Council.

  • You need a password for this Singapore bar Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 9:52 PM ET
    To get into this bar in Singapore, you need a password

    In a preview of CNBC's luxury travel program "First Class", Susan Li discovers a hidden gem in Singapore's nightlife scene.

  • Here's an alternative way to tour Singapore Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 6:24 PM ET
    Here's an alternative way to tour Singapore

    In this preview of CNBC's new luxury travel show "First Class", Susan Li checks out Singapore's Formula One street circuit in an Ultimate Drive supercar.

  • Air France strikes hint at bad news for Malaysia Air Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 8:58 PM ET

    Malaysia Airlines can't seem to catch a break, as even Air France's nine-day old strike doesn't appear to be sending many passengers its way.

  • Have Singapore’s casinos lost their mojo? Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 6:32 PM ET

    Singapore's casinos opened their doors in 2010 with great expectations for the market's potential growth, but some believe the party may be over.

  • The lure of fall travel despite rising hotel prices Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Fall foliage and road

    As hotels prices rise through fall, travelers are expected to hit the road, lured by new hotels, Ferrari driving packages and upgraded attractions.

  • Aquis: We will put Cairns back on the map Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:37 PM ET
    Aquis: We will put Cairns back on the map

    Justin Fung, CEO of Aquis Great Barrier Reef Resort, says the firm's $8 billion mega-resort and casino will be a game-changer for Cairns' tourism industry.

  • How Cairns' tourism sector is evolving Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:48 PM ET
    How is Cairns' tourism sector evolving

    CNBC's Matthew Taylor looks at the tourism industry in Australia's Cairns, which is home to the Great Barrier Reef and generates more than $2 billion a year.

  • Chinese tourists arrive in droves Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    Chinese tourists arrive in droves

    Over the past five years, there's been a tripling of Chinese tourist arrivals in the U.S. According to experts CNBC spoke with, that number is projected to increase significantly in the next ten years. So how can American investors benefit from the influx of Chinese money and people? CNBC's Dina Gusovsky reports.

  • Amusement parks lure 'scream addicts' on Halloween Saturday, 13 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Haunted house

    Theme parks take a dark turn for Halloween with a maze run by psychotic clowns, a "world of deranged dentistry" and an interactive zombie invasion.

  • $3M campaign launches against Airbnb Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 4:45 PM ET
    The Share Better coalition of elected officials, housing groups and community activists has launched a PR campaign to counter Airbnb current ad campaign.

    The peer-to-peer home-sharing website Airbnb faces new opposition in New York.

  • The steep cost of skiing Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 2:48 PM ET
    The steep cost of skiing

    Rob Katz, Vail Resorts Chairman and CEO, discusses ski lift prices, and opportunities for skiers to save money.

  • Vail saves Park City Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 2:46 PM ET
    Vail saves Park City

    Vail Resorts bought Park City Mountain ski resort for $182 million. CNBC's Jane Wells speaks to Rob Katz, Vail Resorts Chairman and CEO, about the benefit to the community there.