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  • The Hong Kong resort also faces competition from other theme park operators fighting for mainland Chinese visitors, including Dalian Wanda, which plans to spend billions of dollars to launch at least 20 tourism parks in China. The Hong Kong resort will add Frozen and Marvel themed areas-- attractions that it hopes can help differentiate it from other parks...

  • How the UAE is capitalizing on Brexit

    Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority CEO, Haitham Mattar, talks about how the United Arab Emirates will fare in terms of tourism, following the U.S. Election and Brexit.

  • Ras Al Khaimah sees 28% rise in UK tourists

    Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority CEO, Haitham Mattar, explains why tourists may pick Ras Al Khaimah over other popular UAE destinations like Dubai.

  • Our recovery focuses on technology: Portugal Min

    Portugal’s Minister of Economy Manuel Caldeira Cabral talks about the state of Portugal’s economy, and how it’s recovering.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Nov 3- Argentina will ease regulations on opening and operating currency exchange businesses, the central bank said on Thursday, making it easier for tourists to buy pesos at hotels, restaurants and banks. The measures are yet another blow to informal money changers who have experienced falling demand for their services under President Mauricio...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Nov 3- Argentina will ease regulations on opening and operating currency exchange businesses, the central bank said on Thursday, making it easier for tourists to buy pesos at hotels, restaurants and banks. The measures are yet another blow to informal money changers who have experienced falling demand for their services under President Mauricio...

  • JERUSALEM, Nov 3- Behind Israel's food and tourism industries thrives a parallel economy run by rabbis and a legion of inspectors whose business it is to make sure everything is kosher. Roni Hamama tends to bang on the table when describing his dealings with the kosher network. He owns five stores around Israel that sell roasted nuts and seeds.

  • JERUSALEM, Nov 3- Behind Israel's food and tourism industries thrives a parallel economy run by rabbis and a legion of inspectors whose business it is to make sure everything is kosher. Roni Hamama tends to bang on the table when describing his dealings with the kosher network. He owns five stores around Israel that sell roasted nuts and seeds.

  • Until recently, tourists paid $50 to visit the crumbling and abandoned former Soviet sites, which served during the Cold War as a defence against naval attack from the Black Sea. After Russia took control of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, signs went up in the woods around the sites warning visitors against entering a "forbidden zone of the Russian Ministry of...

  • BEIJING, Oct 28- China's trade deficit in services narrowed to $23.3 billion in September from $25.4 billion in August, the foreign exchange regulator said on Friday. September's deficit was largely due to a $20.5 billion gulf between foreign tourists and Chinese, who splurge more abroad than foreign travelers in China, data from the State Administration of...

  • BEIJING, Oct 28- China's trade deficit in services narrowed to $23.3 billion in September from $25.4 billion in August, the foreign exchange regulator said on Friday. September's deficit was largely due to a $20.5 billion gulf between foreign tourists and Chinese, who splurge more abroad than foreign travelers in China, data from the State Administration of...

  • MADRID, Oct 27- A record summer for tourism helped push Spanish unemployment down to its lowest in nearly seven years, though the still hefty 18.9 percent level puts Spain's incoming government under pressure to extend the recovery with further reforms. The number of unemployed still stands at 4.3 million, and the jobless rate is the second highest in Europe...

  • MADRID, Oct 27- Spain's unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in nearly seven years in the third quarter, hitting a still hefty 18.9 percent but pulled down by temporary hires during a record summer for tourism, official data showed on Thursday. Spain's incoming government- expected to be formed on Saturday after several parties agreed to step aside and...

  • CNBC's Gemma Acton and John Holland-Kaye, CEO of Heathrow Airport, discuss how an additional runway at Heathrow Airport will benefit the U.K. as it exits the EU.

  • JetBlue is expanding rapidly, adding new flights to Cuba and Florida and planning to enter Atlanta, long dominated by larger rival Delta Air Lines Inc. The company hopes low fares, free snacks and extra legroom will help win over travelers. With a U.S. ban on tourism to Cuba still in effect, JetBlue and other airlines have started service to gain a foothold on the...

  • The Seven Stars in Kyushu luxury train, operated by Kyushu Railway Co., stops at Hakata Station in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016.

    Japan's largest IPO this year, Kyushu Railway, turned out to be just the ticket for yield-starved investors, taking the fast track higher on Tuesday.

  • *HNA agrees to buy 25 pct stake for $26.25/ shr. Oct 24- China's aviation and shipping giant HNA Group extended its push into hotels and Chinese tourism on Monday, paying $6.5 billion to buy a 25 percent stake in Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc from biggest shareholder Blackstone Group LP. Their spending at home and abroad is expected to hit $72 billion this year,...

  • *U.S. expansion follows payment provider deals in Europe and Asia. Alipay, which counts 450 million active users in China, is the top mobile payments player there. It has begun actively expanding outside China over the past year via partnerships in Asia and Europe.

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 24- China's Alipay has agreed with U.S.-based Verifone to integrate its mobile app on Verifone payment terminals at merchants in Europe and North America, the latest such deal to reach Chinese consumers travelling abroad. Alipay, which counts 450 million active users in China, is the top mobile payments player there. Sabrina Peng, the president of...

  • *Egypt improves airport security to end UK, Russian flight bans. CAIRO, Oct 24- Egypt hopes to encourage tourists from new markets like China, Japan and Ukraine, a year after Russia and Britain suspended flights to the land of the Pyramids, the country's tourism minister said. The attack prompted Russia to halt all flights to Egypt and Britain to suspend flights to...