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  • A polar bear in the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

    Berit, a 16-year-old female, escaped her pen into a behind-the-scenes area Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, March 16- Hundreds of thousands of government workers, tourists and business travelers could face a chaotic commute in the Washington, D.C., area on Wednesday when the second-busiest U.S. subway system will be shut down for emergency safety checks. The estimated 700,000 people who ride the Washington- area Metro subway system every weekday,...

  • Cuban citizen Armando (L) and U.S tourist Lisa Fragoso wave U.S flag while passing the U.S. Interests Section, in Havana July 20, 2015.

    President Obama will be visiting Cuba soon, but the U.S. must do two things for the island nation now, writes Scott Gilbert.

  • United Airlines has filed to begin commercial flights between the U.S. and Cuba. Here’s what you need to know about Cuban tourism.

  • China may be slowing down but Chinese holidaymakers are still shopping, benefiting some unexpected brands.

  • The big Anbang

    CNBC's Susan Li looks into the Chinese company Anbang who is making headlines today with its takeover bid for Starwood Hotels.

  • BERLIN, March 12- Burkhard Scholz, the manager of a four-star hotel on the wooded shore of a lake near Berlin, had 10 trainee jobs up for grabs last year. "In Germany we can't find any young people who want to do this extremely demanding trainee programme... Like other hotel bosses, Scholz sees the 1.1 million migrants who arrived in Germany last year as potential...

  • WELLINGTON, March 11- United Airlines and Air New Zealand have struck a revenue-sharing agreement, the companies said on Friday, as airlines boost flights to New Zealand's fast-growing tourism market. The number of U.S. tourists rose 13.6 percent in January from a year earlier and the United States was New Zealand's third largest source of tourists, according...

  • Tampa an undiscovered gem: Tampa's Vinik

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen speaks to Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik, about what he calls a "what you see is what you get" type of economy, Vinik's investment in Tampa and his market outlook.

  • Power Lunch on the Road: Tampa

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen reports on the economy and state of business in Tampa, Florida.

  • *Bookings down for Tunisia, Turkey, Egypt. *Beneficiaries include Spain, Italy, N.America, Caribbean. Attacks in tourist hotspots like a Tunisian beach resort and the city of Paris over the past year have rattled travelers' confidence, sending bookings for Tunisia, Turkey and Egypt plummeting and heralding a slowdown in demand for international travel.

  • *Tunisia drums up business at world's biggest travel fair. BERLIN, March 10- Slim Zghal's three beach hotels in Tunisia had their best month ever in June last year. Three major militant attacks last year, including two on foreign visitors, as well as travel warnings by countries including Britain, have battered the tourism industry which accounts for 7-8 percent...

  • The Twelve Apostles landmark off Australia's Great Ocean Road at sunrise.

    The Twelve Apostles have long been a gem of Australia's tourism industry, with visitors flocking to catch a glimpse of the majestic limestone pillars.

  • *Tourism receipts seen up 5.6 percent to 15 billion euros in 2016. The head of tourism association SETE, Andreas Andreadis, said that direct tourism receipts were expected to grow 5.6 percent to 15 billion euros on the back of 25 million visitors and 2.5 milion cruiseship arrivals. Greece relies on its monuments and sandy beaches for an economic recovery.

  • Oil exploration in the Seychelles

    Alain St. Ange, minister of tourism for the Seychelles, talks about protecting tourism while allowing oil exploration.

  • Tourism is the pillar of our economy: Alain St. Ange

    Alain St. Ange, minister of tourism for the Seychelles, says the islands are dependent on tourism and talks about pitfalls to avoid.

  • A man walks along the U.S.-Mexico border wall on February 22, 2015 in Tijuana, Mexico. Senior Republican senators said they expected Congress will avoid a shutdown over the Department of Homeland Security, which faces a partial shutdown on February 27 over a GOP push to roll back President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration.

    The 26-story facility would service Americans who travel to Mexico for less-expensive medical care.

  • Semiconductors are seen on a circuit board that powers a Samsung video camera.

    Singapore will require all of the city-state's aircraft operators to ping the location of all their aircraft every 15 minutes throughout flights.

  • The i Light Marina Bay festival aims to brighten up Singapore's promenade with sustainable light art installations, says Director Jason Chen.

  • The Chinese economy may be slowing but tourist numbers are still growing, prompting international hospitality giants to launch new initiatives.