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  • Shanghai Disneyland

    Shanghai Disneyland is seeing an overwhelming amount of demand and ticket preorders, says ABR Investment Strategy's Bradley Gastwirth.

  • Shanghai Disneyland

    Disney Imagineer Xu Chang shares how the character Captain Jack Sparrow features in the newly opened Shanghai Disneyland.

  • Beach Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Yucatan Peninsula.

    The Riviera Maya in Mexico is the top destination for millennials this summer, according to travel site Virtuoso.

  • SHANGHAI, June 15- Boasting the Magic Kingdom's tallest fairytale castle and longest musical parade, Walt Disney Co's Shanghai park is already its biggest overseas outpost. Disney's largest overseas investment at $5.5 billion, the park is a bet on China's middle class and its booming domestic tourism. Main Street has been replaced by Mickey Avenue to reduce...

  • Marriott Starwood

    Marriott Int'l APAC's Craig Smith talks about the regulatory progress of Marriott's merger with Starwood, and where the growth opportunities lie.

  • Airbnb Asia

    Airbnb is in talks with regulators as many of Asia's home-sharing laws are decades-old and need to be more progressive, says Airbnb's Julian Persaud.

  • Air France operates only 80% of flights due to pilots' strike

    John Strickland, director of JLS Consulting, comments on the impact of a quarter of Air France pilots going on strike over pay cuts.

  • Fireworks light up the Enchanted Storybook Castle at Shanghai Disneyland on May 25, 2016.

    Shanghai Disneyland's launch is drawing big crowds, but some visitors complain the bibbity boppety boo isn't up to full strength yet.

  • *Arab tourists' love luxury', respect Turkey's president. ANTALYA, Turkey, June 8- He's not a trained actor, but Turkish businessman Serdar Ali Abet hopes his television debut- and a mix of cliff-hangers, melodrama and lavish sets- can win fans across the Arab world and help revive Turkey's moribund tourist industry. With a budget of $3 million, "Big House" began airing...

  • FRANKFURT, June 6- Shanghai Yiqian Trading Company is to buy Hahn airport in Germany to secure a base for food exports as well as passengers heading to and from Asia, a deal highlighting China's increasing appetite for overseas infrastructure assets. The planned purchase of an 82.5 percent stake in Hahn from federal state owners for a low double-digit million...

  • SINGAPORE, June 6- After serving only a handful of customers in five hours on a recent weekday, Sam Goh said he was worried the sportswear shop he manages, LIV ACTIV, will eventually join other brands in leaving Singapore's Orchard Road shopping boulevard. For example, in a suburban area on the west side of Singapore, more than two-thirds of a basement shopping...

  • DUBLIN, June 1- Governments and travel companies must do more to share data to intercept and prevent attacks, the head of the World Travel and Tourism Council said on Wednesday, a day after the United States issued a warning to travellers over security in Europe. Travel and tourism shares fell on Wednesday after the United States said possible targets could...

  • *France leads tourism stocks lower after travel alert. LONDON, June 1- European shares fell on Wednesday, hit by a drop in commodity stocks and banks, while the travel sector was under pressure after the U.S. issued a travel alert over the possibility of attacks in Europe this summer. Mining companies led the sector lower after official and private surveys on...

  • Travel is more resilient than 20 years ago: CEO

    David Scowsill, president & CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council, shares his view of the sector which has grown despite terrorist incidents.

  • PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain, May 30- On the walls of the grand old houses of this Balearic port which attracts millions of foreigners every year, a new kind of graffiti has flourished: "Tourists go home". Although still a minority protest, it points to tensions in Palma de Mallorca and elsewhere in Spain over rising numbers of visitors who are propelling the economy but...

  • SANYA, China, May 30- China's efforts to lift local consumption, spur domestic tourism and keep within its borders citizens that splurge in Milan or Seoul have spawned a duty-free paradise on the southern island of Hainan that it hopes will satisfy a lust for luxury. Firms such as the owner of the world's biggest duty-free shopping center, China International...

  • NAIROBI, May 23- Kenya expects tourist arrivals to jump by a third this year to 1.6 million as Western governments lift warnings against travel to the East African nation, the Kenya Tourism Board said on Monday. Visitor numbers and earnings plunged in the last four years as al Shabaab militants from neighbouring Somalia launched attacks on Kenyan soil in...

  • How will the Egyptair incident affect tourism?

    David Scowsill from World Travel and Tourism Council says the global tourism industry is growing resiliently despite natural disasters and terrorist attacks.

  • LONDON, May 19- Thomas Cook said its summer bookings fell as security concerns meant more holidaymakers opted for breaks in Spain over Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt, outstripping its efforts to adjust flights. Chief Executive Peter Fankhauser said Turkey, its second most popular destination last year, had not recovered as he had hoped after an attack on tourists in...

  • LONDON, May 19- European travel and leisure stocks fell and underperformed a weaker, broader market on Thursday after EgyptAir said a plane carrying more than 60 passengers and crew had gone missing. Thomas Cook shares slumped 16.5 percent, their lowest level since March 2013, after saying that tourists had shunned Turkey, its second-most popular destination...