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  • Flight Centre

    Flight Centre CEO Graham Turner says the business was affected by the hammering of the pound and softness in the business travel segment.

  • Musician Prince

    Paisley Park, the private estate and studio complex of the late rock superstar Prince, will open for daily public tours starting October 6.

  • Regulators propose ban on swimming with Hawaii dolphins

    Scientists are worried human interaction may be depriving the nocturnal creatures of needed rest.

  • PARIS— Fewer foreign tourists are visiting the Paris region after deadly attacks last year and a season of strikes, violent labor action and exceptional floods. Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has called a meeting for early September to find ways to revive tourism, which represents about 7 percent of the French economy. Other French regions have not been as...

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— With the growth of agritourism and more people visiting local farms, Connecticut officials are joining other states in educating farmers about how to mitigate health risks for their new visitors. Bruce Sherman, director the Connecticut Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Inspection and Regulation, said people were petting the animals.

  • *Strong growth in France helps euro zone stay stable. LONDON, Aug 23- Surprisingly strong growth in France supported stable euro zone private business activity during August but factories could face a tougher September as new order growth stumbled, surveys showed on Tuesday. In France, the travel and tourism sector's contribution to GDP will grow 1.1 percent...

  • Tujia PKG

    Tujia CEO Justin Luo tells CNBC why his company is different from Airbnb and Homeaway.

  • BERLIN, Aug 22- Travel and tourism will contribute less than previously forecast to the economies of France, Turkey and Brazil this year, hit by attacks, political and economic turmoil, though globally the sector is resilient, the World Travel and Tourism Council said. Islamist militant attacks in Paris, Brussels and Nice have resulted in lower demand for travel...

  • The World Travel and Tourism Council, a group backed by travel providers with the mission to promote tourism, said in a report Monday that global travel spending for 2016 is expected to grow by 3.1 percent. Tourists worried about safety in France have chosen Spain or Italy instead, for example. The International Air Transport Association recently noted that...

  • *China trying to steer economy towards domestic consumption. YULIN, China, Aug 22- At the section of the Great Wall of China that runs through Yulin, tour guide Gao Jing says she tried to learn English in expectation of the increased number of overseas visitors the city planned to attract as part of its economic transformation. But the international tourists...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Aug 22- Hotel and gaming group Sun International became the latest South African business to pull out of Nigeria because of weak economic growth and clashes with regulators in the west African country. In January Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission launched a probe into Sun International's initial investment in the Tourist...

  • SARAJEVO, Aug 21- Abdulah Al Sanousi enjoys the breeze in the lush resort outside Sarajevo where his family bought a flat to escape the summer heat at home in Kuwait, one of thousands of new Gulf buyers whose investment has polarized local opinion. They discovered mountainous Bosnia, where half the population is Muslim, after the Arab Spring which destabilised...

  • SARAJEVO, Aug 21- Abdulah Al Sanousi enjoys the breeze in the lush resort outside Sarajevo where his family bought a flat to escape the summer heat at home in Kuwait, one of thousands of new Gulf buyers whose investment has polarized local opinion. They discovered mountainous Bosnia, where half the population is Muslim, after the Arab Spring which destabilized...

  • Ctrip PKG

    Ctrip Chairman and CEO James Liang talks about Beijing's push to promote tourism and how it benefits China's tourist-related sectors and spending.

  • *China trying to steer economy towards domestic consumption. YULIN, China, Aug 22- At the section of the Great Wall of China that runs through Yulin, tour guide Gao Jing says she tried to learn English in expectation of the increased number of overseas visitors the city planned to attract as part of its economic transformation. But the international tourists...

  • SARAJEVO, Aug 21- Abdulah Al Sanousi enjoys the breeze in the lush resort outside Sarajevo where his family bought a flat to escape the summer heat at home in Kuwait, one of thousands of new Gulf buyers whose investment has polarized local opinion. They discovered mountainous Bosnia, where half the population is Muslim, after the Arab Spring which destabilized...

  • SARAJEVO, Aug 21- Abdulah Al Sanousi enjoys the breeze in the lush resort outside Sarajevo where his family bought a flat to escape the summer heat at home in Kuwait, one of thousands of new Gulf buyers whose investment has polarized local opinion. They discovered mountainous Bosnia, where half the population is Muslim, after the Arab Spring which destabilised...

  • MIAMI/ CHICAGO, Aug 19- Federal health officials on Friday warned pregnant women not to travel to trendy Miami Beach after Florida confirmed that the mosquito-borne Zika virus was active in the popular tourist destination. The new warnings represent a challenge to Florida's multibillion dollar tourism industry, with Miami Beach accounting for nearly half...

  • MIAMI/ CHICAGO, Aug 19- Federal health officials on Friday warned pregnant women not to travel to trendy Miami Beach after Florida confirmed that the mosquito-borne Zika virus was active in the popular tourist destination. The new warnings represent a challenge to Florida's multibillion dollar tourism industry, with Miami Beach accounting for nearly half...

  • MIAMI/ CHICAGO, Aug 19- Federal health officials on Friday warned pregnant women not to travel to trendy Miami Beach after Florida confirmed that the mosquito-borne Zika virus was active in the popular tourist destination. The new warnings represent a challenge to Florida's multibillion dollar tourism industry, with Miami Beach accounting for nearly half...