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  • It started as a scratchcard, now it's at the heart of Hilton Hotel's marketing efforts

    Honors is Hilton's global loyalty program. Mark Weinstein explains why it's about far more than just filling empty rooms.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18- Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill sank more than 3 percent on Monday as customers on social media turned up their noses at the burrito seller's new "queso" cheese topping. Since the restaurant chain added queso to its menu across the United States last week, Twitter users have widely panned the product, which Chipotle describes as "complex and...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18- Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill sank 3 percent on Monday as customers on social media turned up their noses at the burrito seller's new "queso" cheese topping. Since the restaurant chain added queso to its menu across the United States last week, Twitter users have widely panned the product, which Chipotle describes as "complex and slightly...

  • HONG KONG, Sept 18- Jollibee Foods Corp, popular in the Philippines for its sweet-style spaghetti and fried chicken, is exploring a bid for Britain's Pret A Manger which could value the upscale sandwich chain at over $1 billion, sources familiar with the matter said. Jollibee has a huge following in the Philippines, as well as with Filipinos overseas, for its...

  • FILIPINO FAST FOOD CHAIN JOLLIBEE CONSIDERS BID FOR BRITAIN'S PRET A MANGER, COULD VALUE CHAIN AT OVER $1 BLN- SOURCES.

  • Robin Kwok, Airbnb country manager for Southeast Asia, Hong Kong & Taiwan, says the company is luring a surge in Chinese travelers abroad with a new platform aimed at their needs.

  • The new ‘Alaska’ exhibition at the Anchorage Museum opened Sept 15 and displays more than 400 objects.

    'Museum Day Live!' will open up hundreds of cultural centers to visitors for free

  • Oracle Corp., down $4.05 to $48.74. Nucor Corp., down 46 cents to $53.50. Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc., up $1.20 to $18.15.

  • Sept 15- A federal appeals court on Friday revived a California law banning the sale of foie gras made from force-fed birds in the state. Friday's decision is a victory for animal rights advocates trying to stop force-feeding, while many chefs and others in the restaurant industry opposed the California ban. Neither their lawyer nor the office of California...

  • Sept 15- A federal appeals court on Friday revived a California law banning the sale of foie gras in the state. Canada's Association des Eleveurs de Canards et d'Oies du Quebec, New York's Hudson Valley Foie Gras and Los Angeles' Hot's Restaurant Group had challenged the California law, which barred the sale of products made from force-fed birds.

  • HONOLULU— The Hawaii Office of Consumer Protection is investigating resort fees charged by hotel operators as part of a nationwide effort to curb hidden industry fees. "It's becoming more pervasive in the industry," said Stephen Levins, executive director of the Office of Consumer Protection. Resort fees at Hawaii hotels typically range between $10 and $40 a...

  • PHOENIX— Motel 6 says its employees in Phoenix will no longer work with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents following news reports that its workers were providing guests' names to agents who later arrested 20 of the people on immigration charges. The news that Motel 6 workers in Phoenix were aiding ICE agents immediately thrust the chain into the...

  • Sept 14- On Friday, a cruise ship carrying around 3,000 passengers will dock at St. John's harbour in the Caribbean island of Antigua. "But because the port is so damaged in Saint Martin, so damaged in Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, we're getting some of those cancellations. Those cruise lines now are making ports of call into Antigua. "

  • Richard Anderson

    The four 30-second videos created by FCB Global focus on the headaches of traveling with Amtrak's competitors.

  • *Brexit boosting British tourism industry. LONDON, Sept 14- Business is booming for Paul Murphy's recruitment agency in northwest England. Britain's vote to leave the EU has complicated life for Murphy.

  • It had been sitting under a bed in Mexico City for decades. Much easier was acquiring a mangled, basketball-size chunk of Gary Powers' U2 spy plane shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960. Melton, a wealthy businessman from Boca Raton, Florida, is donating all of it to the International Spy Museum in Washington.

  • LEBANON, Tenn. _ Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $53.9 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.18 per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $750.3 million.

  • The two high-intensity hurricanes, which made landfall in the U.S. over the past two weeks, have killed dozens and damaged thousands of homes in Texas and Florida. Dunkin' Donuts could lose some $17 million in sales if all its stores in the storm-ravaged states of Florida and Texas are shut for a week, according to Cowen& Co. That would amount to a little more than 10...

  • The Breakers Palm Beach CEO: We can recover very quickly

    Paul Leone, The Breakers Palm Beach CEO, discusses how the hotel is coping with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

  • David Holyoke, global head of Business Travel, Airbnb, says that the site has "curated" a list of homes ready to handle the needs of business travelers.