Travel Tourism

  • Countries spend big bucks to attract tourists

    The World Travel and Tourism Council says governments are spending hundreds of billions of dollars on tourism this year.

  • BEIJING, Sept 30- Millions of Chinese tourists are packing their bags for distant and not-too distant shores for the National Day holiday, with early indicators pointing to a slump in bookings for neighbouring Taiwan and Hong Kong. It is also a peak season for retailers outside China looking to lift their top line. Singapore is luring Chinese shoppers with...

  • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump looks on during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York.

    Republican candidate Trump's company conducted business in Cuba in the late 1990s, violating the trade embargo, Newsweek will report on Friday.

  • *UK summer bookings up 5 pct. LONDON, Sept 28- Holiday company TUI Group lifted its profit forecast for the year due to demand from British holidaymakers and gave a more positive outlook than smaller rival Thomas Cook, which has been hit by a higher Turkish exposure. Turkey's popularity as a holiday destination has plunged following an attack on tourists in...

  • LONDON, Sept 28- TUI Group, Europe's largest tour operator, said it expected 2015/ 16 core profit to rise by between 12 and 13 percent, upgrading an earlier forecast for growth of at least 10 percent, after strong demand from British holidaymakers. TUI said on Wednesday that it would deliver underlying profit growth of between 12 and 13 percent at constant currency...

  • Travel industry may recover a little bit: Pro

    Antoine Lesne, head of SPDR ETF strategy at State Street Global Advisors, talks about Thomas Cook, consumers and the travel industry.

  • Tourism Day

    Various tourist destinations have different patterns of recovery from terrorist attacks, explains Sojern's Stephen Taylor.

  • Supporters of Pegida hold flags during a demonstration at Konigsufer Square in Dresden, Germany on February 6, 2016.

    A rise in right-wing extremism is posing a serious threat to the economy in East Germany, according to a government report.

  • LONDON, Sept 23- Britain saw a record number of foreign visitors in July while spending by British tourists abroad fell for the first time in more than a year, according to the first figures since the country voted to leave the European Union. With their spending power helped by a slump in the pound after the Brexit referendum, some 3.8 million foreigners visited...

  • *TUI to sell specialist brands for 500- 600 mln eur- sources. FRANKFURT, Sept 21- Europe's biggest tour operator TUI has picked advisers to launch the sale of specialist holiday arm Travelopia in a deal potentially worth 500- 600 million euros. TUI previously said it planned to start marketing Travelopia in the autumn and the unit's head was quoted last week by...

  • *TUI to sell specialist brands for 500- 600 mln eur- sources. FRANKFURT, Sept 21- Europe's biggest tour operator TUI has picked advisers to launch the sale of specialist holiday arm Travelopia in a deal potentially worth 500- 600 million euros, people close to the matter said. TUI previously said it planned to start marketing Travelopia in the autumn and the unit's...

  • PRAGUE— For many of the millions of tourists who flood the Czech capital every year, taking a selfie in front of the Dancing House has become as important as walking across the medieval Charles Bridge. The unusual building, which resembles a pair of dancers, is a rare example of contemporary architecture in Prague, which otherwise abounds with picturesque...

  • LONDON, Sept 19- The sharp fall in sterling since Britain voted to leave the European Union has encouraged tourists to go on a spending spree, providing a little relief for the economy as it faces an overall sharp slowdown. London's West End shopping district has also reported increased spending by non-resident shoppers whose dollars, euros and other...

  • ISTANBUL— With summer drawing to a close, Turkey is counting the cost of a tough year that saw a string of terrorist bombings and the fallout from a diplomatic spat with Moscow that cut deep into the country's crucial tourist trade. Russia was Turkey's second-largest tourist market with 4.5 million people visiting places like Turkey's tourism capital Antalya...

  • A file photo showing a gender neutral sign posted outside a bathroom at Oval Park Grill on May 11, 2016 in Durham, North Carolina.

    Sports experts say that North Carolina is likely to lose over $110 million in sports tourism thanks to its controversial "bathroom law."

  • September marks the start of China's peak travel season but traditional hotspot Taiwan is not feeling the love.

  • Singapore's F1 Grand Prix keeps the tourists coming

    Not even bad weather or Zika virus fears can keep the thousands of tourists away from Singapore's F1 Grand Prix night race. CNBC's Dan Murphy reports.

  • Will Crown Resorts manage a Gold Coast property?

    Consolidated Press Holdings' Rob Rankin says Crown Resorts is still in early stage discussions over a Gold Coast casino.

  • Hong Kong cosmetic icon Sa Sa has gone digital to counter mainland Chinese tourists' dwindling interest in shopping, CFO Guy Look said.

  • Will the Parisian turn things around for Macau gaming?

    The newest addition to the Cotai Strip will boost tourist arrivals but it's unlikely to improve gaming revenues, warns Global Market Advisors' Jonathan Galaviz.