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  • *STOXX 600 down 0.7 pct, blue-chips down 0.9 pct. *Deadly attack in Barcelona weighs on travel sector. LONDON, Aug 18- European travel stocks fell sharply on Friday after the van attack in tourist hotspot Barcelona.

  • LONDON, Aug 18- Britain received a record number of foreign visitors in the second quarter of 2017, and the number of Britons making trips abroad reached an all-time high for the time of year, official figures showed on Friday. Some 10.75 million foreigners visited Britain for tourism or other purposes between April and June, 8 percent more than during 2016 and...

  • LONDON, Aug 18- World stocks were set for a second day of losses on Friday after an exodus of U.S. executives from presidential business councils dealt a fresh blow to hopes of tax reform and deadly attacks in Barcelona hit shares in European tourism firms. President Donald Trump's latest controversial comments on violence that flared in Charlottesville,...

  • LONDON, Aug 18- The number of foreign residents visiting Britain for tourism and other purposes during the three months to June was 8 percent higher than a year earlier, figures from the Office for National Statistics showed on Friday. There were some 10.750 million visitors to Britain between April and June, while 19.090 million Britons made trips abroad...

  • *Deadly attack in Barcelona weighs on travel sector. LONDON, Aug 18- European travel stocks fell sharply in early trading on Friday after a deadly attack in tourist hotspot Barcelona, with investors also increasingly concerned the Trump administration was fraying at the seams. As a global sell-off spread, the pan-European STOXX 600 was down 0.9 percent by 0725...

  • LONDON, Aug 18- European travel stocks fell sharply in early trading on Friday after a deadly attack in tourist hotspot Barcelona, with investors also increasingly concerned the Trump administration was fraying at the seams. As a global sell-off spread, the pan-European STOXX 600 was down 0.9 percent by 0725 GMT, with blue-chips down 1 percent, following falls...

  • Struggling German airline Air Berlin filed for insolvency after years of losses caught up with it.

  • DUBAI, Aug 14- Saudi Arabia is set to restart work on one of the world's largest hotel projects, the $3.5 billion Abraj Kudai in Mecca, where a financial squeeze halted construction in 2015.. Renewed plans for the government-funded project signal Riyadh is again willing to spend on strategic economic development projects such as tourism and are a boost for Saudi...

  • HAGATNA, Guam— Tourists haven't been deterred from visiting the tropical island of Guam even though the U.S. territory has been the target of threats from North Korea during a week of angry words exchanged by Pyongyang and Washington. "I feel Japan and Korea also can get danger from North Korea, so staying home is the same," said the 40- year-old.

  • HAGATNA, Guam— Tourists haven't been deterred from visiting the tropical island of Guam even though the U.S. territory has been the target of threats from North Korea during a week of angry words exchanged by Pyongyang and Washington. "I feel Japan and Korea also can get danger from North Korea, so staying home is the same," said the 40- year-old.

  • BARCELONA, Spain— Around a hundred Barcelona residents gathered on Saturday along the Spanish city's beach to protest the unchecked growth of mass tourism to the popular vacation destination. As Barcelona hits its peak tourist season this month, its beach has become overrun by sunbathers. Tension regarding the effects of tourism on the quality of life for...

  • Aug 11- Toshi Sugiyura and his wife Naka had a pleasant surprise awaiting them in San Francisco when the couple arrived from Japan on an anniversary trip, thanks to the U.S. dollar's months-long slide against the yen. "We could see more spending by those who already planned to come," said economist Adam Sacks, president of Tourism Economics in Philadelphia.

  • CAIRO, Aug 9- Hilton Worldwide plans to nearly double the number of its hotels in Egypt within seven to 10 years as tourism returns to levels seen before a 2011 uprising, the company's deputy head for Egypt and North Africa said. But Mohab Ghali, vice president of operations for Egypt and North Africa, expects occupancy rates to improve from last year, especially in...

  • Engineers develop floating islands to combat rising sea levels

    Engineers around the world work to combat land scarcity as rising sea levels continue to push back coast lines and swallow small island nations.

  • Aug 7- Marriott International Inc said on Monday it would partner with China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd to tap into the growing number of Chinese citizens who travel abroad. The long-term market opportunity in China is huge for companies targeting both domestic and outbound Chinese travelers, according to Rich Hightower, an equity analyst with Evercore ISI.

  • Aug 7- Marriott International Inc said on Monday it would partner with China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd to tap into the growing number of Chinese citizens who travel abroad. Alibaba shares were up nearly 3 percent on the New York Stock Exchange at $157.90. The long-term market opportunity in China is huge for companies targeting both domestic and outbound...

  • BARCELONA/ ROME/ SARAJEVO, Aug 4- Chronic overcrowding in some of Europe's beloved tourism hotspots is fuelling an angry backlash, from polite protest to "Go Home" graffiti and even physical intimidation. Across southern Europe, from the choked boulevards of Gaudi's Barcelona to the swarms of cruise liners disgorging passengers into Croatia's mediaeval...

  • A tide of acid attacks in London in recent weeks has led to fears for the safety of members of the public – including tourists.

  • *Latest in series of UAE fires. DUBAI, Aug 4- A fire ripped through one of the world's tallest residential towers in Dubai on Friday, the latest in a series of fires in tall structures in the United Arab Emirates, the Gulf's tourism and business hub, over the past three years. The fire was very strong at that time, about 1 a.m. Then it started calming down over the next two...

  • Firefighters operate at the fire site at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market.

    TOKYO, Aug 3- Dozens of Tokyo firefighters were battling a blaze on Thursday at the world's largest fish market and one of the capital's most popular tourist sites, as grey smoke billowed over the city. The 80- year-old Tsukiji fish market draws tens of thousands of visitors a year to its warren of stalls laden with exotic species of fish and fresh sushi, part of a...