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  • *But mainland China seen holding up as tourist spending wanes. GENEVA, Jan 14- Swiss watchmakers are starting to see signs of slowing spending from Chinese tourists, but are still banking on demand shifting to mainland China to fuel growth this year, several high-end brands said on Monday. Some brands like Parmigiani, owned by the Sandoz Family Foundation and...

  • *Lisbon airport at maximum capacity. LISBON, Jan 14- Portugal's long-running tourism boom is set to move decisively into reverse in 2019 due to capacity constraints at Lisbon airport and a drop in British visitors because of a Brexit-hit pound, Portugal's biggest hotel group told Reuters. Jose Theotonio, chief executive of the Pestana Group which operates 94...

  • Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities announced on Tuesday that a stolen relic had been returned to its home country.

  • Japanese billionaire entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa speaks at SpaceX's headquarters in Hawthorne, California. 

    A tweet from Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa has become the most retweeted message in history, with almost 5 million shares.

  • Rainbow over a Chilean fjord

    For travelers whose new year's resolutions include traveling more, industry experts have no shortage of suggestions.

  • A man guards an empty pier after  boats to tourist islands were suspended due to tropical storm Pabuk.

    Rain, winds and surging seawater buffeted coastal villages and world-famous tourist resorts Friday, as Tropical Storm Pabuk made landfall on southern Thailand's east coast.

  • Galleria degli Uffizi illuminated at night across the Arno River in Florence, Italy.  (Photo by Mayall/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

    An art gallery in Florence, Italy, has pleaded for Germany to return a "masterpiece" that was looted by Nazi troops in 1944.

  • Indonesia's tourism minister Arief Yahya speaking in Singapore about the ministry's year-long partnership with ridehailing giant Grab.

    Indonesian President Joko Widodo has been vocal about his aim of attracting 20 million visitors to his country by 2020. That's roughly twice the number of tourist arrivals since 2015.

  • Private terminal at LAX

    To help you plan ahead (or scramble less before your flight), airports have put together gift guides highlighting unique items for sale in their terminals.

  • RIYADH, Dec 15- Western tourists, a rarity in Saudi Arabia, visited this weekend under a new visa system, as one of the world's most inaccessible countries tries to open up its society and diversify its economy away from oil. Thousands of fans flocked to Riyadh's historic Diriyah district for Formula E, a motor sports tournament using electric vehicles, and...

  • BEIJING, Dec 15- China's Wanda group has signed a deal to build a sprawling complex for patriotic tourists to visit a site where the ruling Communist Party's traces its revolutionary roots in northwestern Shaanxi province. At a ceremony in Beijing on Thursday, China Wanda Group and the Yanan city government agreed to start work on a 12 billion yuan "red tourism"...

  • Fosun Tourism CEO discusses the firm's growth prospects

    Fosun Tourism CEO Qian Jiannong says he wants Club Med, which is owned by the Chinese company, to attract more customers from China.

  • Strategist discusses Fosun Tourism IPO

    Kenny Wen of Everbright Sun Hung Kai says retail investors don't seem to be positive on Fosun Tourism stock. This could be due to both negative market sentiment and concerns over the business, which posted losses in 2017.

  • MOJAVE, Calif., Dec 13- A Virgin Galactic rocket plane blasted to the edge of space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert, capping off years of difficult testing to become the first U.S. commercial human flight to reach space since Americas shuttle program ended in 2011.. The test flight foreshadows a new era of civilian space travel that could...

  • MOJAVE, Calif., Dec 13- A Virgin Galactic rocket plane blasted to the edge of space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert, capping off years of difficult testing to become the first U.S. commercial human flight to reach space since Americas shuttle program ended in 2011.. The test flight foreshadows a new era of civilian space travel that could...

  • MOJAVE, Calif., Dec 13- A Virgin Galactic space tourism vehicle took off from California's Mojave desert under clear skies on Thursday bound for the fringes of space, a mission that if successful would mark the first U.S. human flight beyond the atmosphere since the end of America's shuttle program in 2011.. The test flight foreshadows a new era of civilian space...

  • LONDON, Dec 13- European travel and tourism group TUI Group posted an 11 percent rise in annual earnings, and said next year would generate similar growth, as its higher-margin hotel and cruise businesses help it eclipse smaller rival Thomas Cook. Thomas Cook last month posted an almost 20 percent fall in annual earnings and suspended its dividend, blaming a...

  • Picture taken on June 12, 2013 shows a Boeing 787 'Dreamliner' plane of Thomson Airways with the logo of tourism giant TUI at the Hanover airport in Langenhagen, central Germany.

    Tui posted a 10.9 percent rise in annual earnings on Thursday. 

  • LONDON, Dec 13- European travel and tourism group TUI Group posted a 10.9 percent rise in annual earnings, just ahead of forecasts, and said next year would generate similar growth, after strong demand for its higher-margin hotel and cruise offerings. TUI's earnings growth and positive outlook are the latest example of it outshining smaller British rival...

  • Airbnb Beverly Hills

    An ordinance that would add new regulations for short-term rental housing on Airbnb and other vacation rental websites was approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles City Council but the company insisted a more comprehensive policy was a better approach.