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  • Xavier Desaulles, CEO, Club Med East and South Asia Pacific (ESAP), says the company retains its family focus for e new Club Med in Vietnam outside of Ho Chi Minh.

  • Olivier Harnisch, CEO, Emaar Hospitality Group, says that tourism in Dubai is doing well with 50 million international visitors a year.

  • Hubert Viriot, CEO of Yotel, tells CNBC about how his hotel chain uses technology — including a robotic porter — to allow customers to have a more "efficient stay."

  • *Tunisia holidays unlikely to resume until next winter- MD. LONDON, Oct 18- Europe's largest tour operator TUI is putting on extra flights to make up for capacity lost after this month's collapse of Monarch, TUI's UK and Ireland boss said on Wednesday. The company's UK and Ireland Managing Director Nick Longman said it had already laid on extra flights and was...

  • *Tunisia holidays unlikely to resume until next winter- MD. LONDON, Oct 18- Europe's largest tour operator TUI is putting on extra flights to make up for capacity lost after this month's collapse of Monarch, TUI's UK and Ireland boss said on Wednesday. At an event to announce TUI's rebranding of its UK operation to TUI UK from Thomson, the company's UK and Ireland...

  • The travel industry is ramping up efforts to remind consumers that many Caribbean islands were unaffected by hurricanes and that their economies depend on tourism. The Travel Leaders travel agency, for example, has launched a "consumer-awareness campaign to promote Caribbean destinations that are open for business for fall and winter travel," with agents...

  • LONDON, Oct 17- Shares in Merlin Entertainments, operator of tourist attractions such as London's Madame Tussauds waxworks, tumbled around 20 percent on Tuesday after the company warned on profits after a series of militant attacks in Britain. Merlin, which also runs the London Eye, Sea Life and theme parks such as Alton Towers in Britain, said it would not meet...

  • Jamie Pherous, MD of Corporate Travel Management, weighs in on the company's plans for potential future acquisitions and how geopolitics have affected the travel market.

  • DUBAI, Oct 16- Dubai Holding has put on hold plans to develop Jumeirah Central, its $20 billion office, retail and residential project in the heart of Dubai, it said on Monday. "Dubai Holding is prioritising projects that will be ready for Expo 2020 Dubai and those that will help draw tourists to the emirate. In May, Dubai Holding unveiled plans to build Marsa Al Arab, a...

  • SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket takes off on its mission to deliver the EchoStar 105/SES-11 satellite to space.

    Leroy Chiao, former astronaut and International Space Station commander talks about the future of commercial space travel.

  • Analysts who closely track the finances of the city's casino companies say Las Vegas will see a short-term dip in visitors in response to the shooting. It's hard to quantify the effect the shooting will have on Las Vegas tourism. But stock prices of the main Las Vegas casino companies all took a minor tumble after the shooting, in an indication the attack will have...

  • *Taiwan to play more active, prominent role in region- President. TAIPEI, Oct 13- Taiwan is seeking to boost its regional soft power by throwing its weight behind dozens of companies investing around Asia and by promoting areas such as education and tourism as it looks to reduce its economic reliance on China. "Taiwan must play an even more active and prominent role...

  • Singapore's new look is more than just a tourism campaign

    Singapore's tourist board launched its new campaign at London's Cocktail Week, but Lionel Yeo tells CNBC that the new look is aimed at more than just tourism.

  • A family of Sikh tourists from Mumbai, India, visit Buckingham Palace in London, U.K., on June 6, 2007.

    The value of the international Indian tourist market has grown 150 percent in the past decade.

  • Schoolchildren play in the water in Wonsan City, North Korea.

    This combination of tourism and nuclear weapons is emblematic of Kim Jong Un's strategy for survival, say researchers and people familiar with the project.

  • SEOUL, Oct 10- The Wonsan resort is not North Koreas first attempt to mix the military and tourism. In 1998, early into the rule of Kim Jong Uns father, Seoul and Pyongyang agreed to open part of the current Wonsan zone, called Mount Kumgang, to tourists. South Korea suspended all tours.

  • In this Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 photo, workers help rebuild the Deep Sea Headquarters, in Port Aransas, Texas. Boat captains and guides have been pressed into service as carpenters to rebuild what was destroyed by Hurricane Harvey.

    Since Hurricane Harvey landed in Texas, boat captain James Wheeler Jr. has become an amateur builder at a time when he would normally be deep-sea fishing.

  • Rolf Schrömgens, CEO, Trivago, says the site's data shows Chinese travelers spending more for hotel rooms and heading to destinations like Turkey and the UAE.

  • PORT ARANSAS, Texas— Born and raised in this Texas Gulf Coast beach town, James Wheeler Jr. finds himself sawing plywood and hanging sheet rock at a time when he would normally be leading deep-sea fishing excursions, trying to hook tuna or Spanish mackerel by the cooler-full. Since Hurricane Harvey came through Port Aransas just before Labor Day— damaging or...

  • Lanterns strung across Gerrard Street in Chinatown, London, as preparations are made ahead of the Chinese New Year celebrations in January 2017.

    The biggest entertainment venue in London's West End said that the U.K.'s capital could see up to 300,000 more visitors this Golden Week.