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  • Nov 13- Slumping same-store sales at upscale U.S. department store operator Nordstrom Inc could point to more than a glut in retailers' inventories, not just a longer-than-usual spell of warm weather and fewer spendthrift tourists. Trouble at Nordstrom- seen as head-and-shoulder above rivals such as Macy's Inc and cheaper retailers including Kohl's Corp in...

  • Flying LA to The Shire just got a little easier Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | 1:46 AM ET
    A Boeing Co. B777-300ER aircraft operated by American Airlines inside the Qantas Airways hangar at Sydney Airport in Australia, on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015.

    American Airlines and Qantas have boosted their tie-up, with the Aussie carrier pushing deeper into the U.S., while AA taps New Zealand.

  • Thailand's tourism numbers are good Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 | 9:31 PM ET
    Thailand's tourism numbers are good

    Thailand tourism sector usually bounces back within a month of any setback, according to Chanin Donavanik, MD and CEO at Dusit International.

  • 'Thailand is in the process of recovery': Akrasanee Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 | 10:34 PM ET
    'Thailand is in the process of recovery': Akrasanee

    Narongchai Akrasanee, advisor to the Prime Minister of Thailand, says the Southeast Asian economy is recovering amid political stability and restoration of government investment.

  • World’s most secretive state opens up to tourism Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 | 11:34 AM ET
    The statues of former North Korean Presidents Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at Pyongyang are a major tourist attraction

    Tourism in North Korea is growing, according to research which estimates the state earned between $30-40 million from tourism in 2014.

  • Key Egypt industry slammed by air disaster Tuesday, 10 Nov 2015 | 2:13 PM ET
    Tourists play volleyball in a swimming pool at a hotel in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on Nov. 7, 2015.

    An ongoing investigation into the causes of the crash is further complicating the Egyptian tourism picture in a country that relies heavily upon it.

  • SHARM AL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 10- The fallout from the crash of a Russian passenger plane in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula could slash tourism income from Sharm al-Sheikh by half, the head of the region's travel agents' association said on Tuesday. "Losing 40 percent of our clients will lead to losing around 50 percent of the tourism income in Sharm al-Sheikh and South...

  • LONDON, Nov 10- Budget airline easyJet plans to launch a loyalty scheme for its frequent fliers from next year and is in talks to provide long-haul carriers with feeder flights. This also coincided with the airline's efforts to bring home thousands of tourists stranded in Egypt after the British government suspended flights there last week due to security...

  • BRASILIA, Nov 9- Brazil is planning to tax home owners who rent out properties or rooms on the online home-rental marketplace Airbnb Inc ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, a tourism official said on Monday. Brazil has raised a series of taxes this year as it scrambles to plug a gaping fiscal deficit that is undermining confidence in its once-booming...

  • This sector is enjoying a haze-related boost Sunday, 8 Nov 2015 | 10:34 PM ET
    The Singapore Flyer Ferris wheel, right, stands shrouded in smog in Singapore, on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015.

    Pollution from Indonesia's forest fires may have cast a pall over the region, but one business sector has gotten a boost: Travel out of Singapore

  • Migrant crisis may hurt vital Greek tourism industry Monday, 2 Nov 2015 | 12:24 PM ET
    A holidaymaker passes rows of empty sunloungers and parasols on a beach at a tourist resort in Asprovalta, Greece, on Sunday, July 12, 2015.

    As record numbers of migrants and refugee reach the shores of Europe, there are concerns the crisis is hitting Greece’s lucrative tourism sector.

  • How the weak euro helps tourism Monday, 2 Nov 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    How the weak euro helps tourism

    Taleb Rifai, secretary-General of World Tourism Organization, discusses what factors have helped boost European tourism, in particular a weak euro currency.

  • UAE tourism continues to grow Monday, 2 Nov 2015 | 4:50 AM ET
    Dubai sees continued tourism growth: CEO

    Has the recent challenges in the Middle East had an impact on tourism? Haitham Mattar, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAK TDA), discusses.

  • Is Greece's tourism back on track? Monday, 2 Nov 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Is Greece's tourism back on track?

    Elena Kountoura, alternate minister of tourism for Greece, breaks down the figures for Greece’s tourism in 2015.

  • Migrant crisis has impacted Greek tourism: Minister

    Elena Kountoura, alternate minister of tourism for Greece, says the world has to find a solution when it comes to fighting the migrant crisis.

  • Europe's migrant crisis impacting Greek tourism? Monday, 2 Nov 2015 | 2:00 AM ET
    Europe's migrant crisis impacting Greek tourism?

    George Xatzimarkos, governor of the Southern Aegean Islands in Greece, says there are fears that the influx of migrants and refugees could cause tourism to fall.

  • Feeling blue? Check out these green vacation ideas Friday, 30 Oct 2015 | 5:30 AM ET

    Sustainable Energy takes a look at some of the world's most stunning and sustainable holiday destinations.

  • RBNZ holds rates but stronger Kiwi may bring Xmas cut Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 9:40 PM ET

    New Zealand's central bank kept interest rates steady on Thursday but voiced concern about the rising NZ dollar.

  • Chinese love to travel: Carnival Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | 6:31 PM ET
    Chinese love to travel: Carnival

    Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, says Majestic Princess, one of company's newest ships, was designed for Chinese passengers.

  • Casino boss hopes it's Batman to Macau's rescue Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | 3:18 AM ET
    Melco Crown is touting a Batman ride, Asia's highest ferris wheel and other Hollywood-centric features for Studio City which is scheduled to open on Oct. 27.

    Lawrence Ho is launching a $3.2B Macau entertainment complex at the time when gaming revenues at the casino mecca are weakening.