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  • *Thailand is misting and spraying mosquito-infested areas. BANGKOK, Sept 12- Health and city officials in Thailand downplayed risks from rising infections from the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is linked to serious birth defects, and expressed concern that disclosing information would damage its tourism industry. On Friday the European Centre for...

  • HOLGUIN/SANTA CLARA, Cuba, Sept 9- U.S. visitors and their dollars are flooding into Havana as airlines and hotels take advantage of the thaw in relations between the Cold War antagonists, but in the provinces outside the Cuban capital, the promised tourism boom is more rumor than fact. The numbers of U.S. travelers to Cuba are growing, but from a low level compared to...

  • The fall in Chinese tourists is being felt throughout self-ruled Taiwan, triggering a drop in business for hotels and travel agents and prompting the first major protest by the tourism sector at the deteriorating relations with Communist Party rulers in Beijing since President Tsai Ing- wen took office in May. China has claimed sovereignty over Taiwan since...

  • Tourists take photographs with their smartphones on the waterfront in the Tsim Sha Tsui district in Hong Kong.

    For Asia's well-heeled millennial travelers, new experiences are far more appealing than the comfort of organized tours.

  • Equity investors must constantly prepare for changes: GSAM

    Sheila Patel, CEO of international at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, looks at which sectors are facing disruption, besides the tech space.

  • Navigating the growing Muslim travel market

    Faeez Fadhlillah, CEO of Tripfez, talks about how his business integrates Salam Standard benchmarks to ensure that Muslim travelers' needs are met.

  • Sept 7- Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA on Wednesday said it planned to start flights to Barcelona from four U.S. cities next summer, heightening competition with U.S. rivals to the popular tourist destination. The Barcelona flights underscore the ambitions of Europe's third-biggest budget carrier, which started New York- Paris flights in July, to rapidly expand its...

  • Sept 7- Flight bookings to Miami for the Thanksgiving holiday in November dropped after the Zika virus was detected in the Wynwood area in the popular tourist destination, travel data analysis company ForwardKeys said. Flight bookings were down 10 percent as of Aug. 27, after being up 11 percent as of Aug. 19, the day Florida confirmed that the mosquito-borne Zika...

  • From robot butlers to paying closer attention to bloggers, some travel companies are trying everything possible to lure millennials.

  • How tech made travel agents obsolete

    Using travel search engines to make travel bookings is second nature to value-conscious millennials, says Ross Veitch, CEO & co-founder of Wego.

  • DUBAI, Sept 5- Passenger traffic through Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest for international travel, jumped 14 percent from a year earlier to a monthly record of 7.62 million people in July, the airport's operator said on Monday. Growing tourism and trade ties with the rest of the Middle East, Asia and other regions of the world are fuelling traffic...

  • One of the world's biggest cruise ships took to the sea for a 12-hour operation. The liner will feature augmented reality and Cirque du Soleil.

  • One of the world's biggest cruise ships set sail on a 12-hour operation on Friday.

  • Million dollar marble

    The World Trade Center’s brand new transportation hub, called the "Oculus," is lined with opulent white Italian marble. Find out just how much each square foot cost and what it takes to keep it all clean.

  • TOKYO, Sept 2- Japan has asked the European Aviation Safety Agency to ensure a problem with Rolls-Royce engines powering Boeing 787 Dreamliners does not repeat to cause flight disruptions or affect safety. Japan's Ministry of Land Infrastructure Transport and Tourism said on Friday it issued the request after ANA Holdings, Japan's biggest carrier, canceled...

  • Hawaii could face back-to-back hurricanes this week

    CNBC's Susan Li reports on the two hurricanes bearing down on Hawaii and what it could mean for tourism in the state.

  • The International College of Management campus in Sydney, Australia

    Australia is banking on services to make up for losses it's sustained on commodities, but that may be a hyberbole, Goldman Sachs warns.

  • Chinese Airlines

    Several Chinese airlines' management teams are strategically building up key market networks, says Global Market Advisors' Jonathan Galaviz.

  • Terrorism & tourism

    Tara Palmeri, Politico reporter, discusses the surge in terrorism, particularly in Western Europe, and the impact its had on tourism.

  • HAVANA/ NEW YORK, Aug 29- An expected explosion in U.S. tourism to Cuba will likely take years to materialize even after U.S. airlines resume commercial flights to the Caribbean island this week for the first time since 1961, industry officials said. Congress has yet to lift a trade embargo that prohibits U.S. citizens from visiting Cuba as tourists.