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  • Eighteen years after its closure, Lai Yuen Amusement Park - a nostalgic symbol of childhood for many Hong Kongers - will make a flash comeback.

  • Tourists visit Acropolis Hill in Athens, June 23, 2015.

    Despite fears of Greece possibly leaving the euro zone, the country's tourism industry has stayed healthy.

  • Developing retail in the Middle East

    Ken Himmel, co-managing partner at Gulf Related, and president & CEO at Related Urban, discusses consumer spending in the Middle East.

  • South Korea, the top international destination for mainland tourists last year, may experience a shift in fortunes as an outbreak of MERS forces tourists to Japan.

  • The historic center of Gangi, a Sicilian town whose local administration is giving away abandoned houses.

    Gangi, a town in Sicily, is giving away older homes for free, but requiring the new to owner renovate the building, NYT reports.

  • Russians opt for domestic travel

    Since mid-2014, there is a significant shift towards domestic travel among Russians as the ruble starts to see extreme fluctuations, says Murad Sofizade, co-founder & COO of

  • Will MERS insurance save South Korea's tourism?

    David Beirman, senior lecturer, School of Leisure, Sport and Tourism at University of Technology, discusses news that South Korea is offering tourists with a free insurance plan amid the country's MERS outbreak.

  • Philippines: Asia's next gaming hotspot?

    In this special report titled "Global Opportunities Philippines", CNBC's Pauline Chiou looks at whether the Philippines has what it takes to become Asia's next gaming hub.

  • Are travelers being too cautious about MERS?

    Andrew Jones, vice chairman of Pacific Asia Travel Association, says a "wait and see" attitude among travelers is behind the cancellations and reduction in holiday bookings to South Korea.

  • Carnival to offer 'voluntourism' cruises

    David Dingle, chairman of Carnival U.K., explains the concept behind Carnival's new product: A "do-good" cruise, where passengers volunteer while cruising around the world.

  • How worried is South Korea about MERS?

    Tony Michell, managing director at Korea Associates Business Consultancy, says South Koreans are avoiding visits to department stores and the country is seeing a drop in tourist arrivals.

  • An apparent electrical fire broke out Wednesday afternoon in a Times Square high rise.

  • Carnival’s Adonia ship is being turned into a new brand called Fathom.

    Carnival us adding a new cruise line, one that caters to travelers with social consciences.

  • Bangkok will reclaim top tourist spot title: MasterCard

    Eric Schneider, Group head for APAC at MasterCard Advisors, says Bangkok's tourism sector is seeing rapid recovery and will reclaim its title as the world's most visited city "very shortly."

  • Rebooting Jordan's tourism industry

    CNBC explores how religion and adventure tourism are drawing visitors from across the globe.

  • Technology will change hotel industry: Loews Hotel

    Jonathan Tisch, Loews Hotel, discusses the state of hospitality in an exclusive interview with CNBC's Simon Hobbs.

  • Accor's asset disposal plans: CEO

    Many global hotel companies are choosing sell off their hotels and just manage them, however, Sebastien Bazin, CEO at Accor, explains why his company's bucking this trend.

  • Is diversification the answer to Macau's woes?

    Casinos in Macau have "no choice but to diversify their offerings" so as to attract tourists from Greater Asia, says Jonathan Galaviz, partner at Global Market Advisors.

  • Australia may be weighing allowing foreign airlines to offer domestic flights, but it isn't clear the skies down under are particularly attractive.

  • Blue-domed church in Santorini, Greece

    CNBC takes a look at those industries that are – just about – keeping Greece afloat.