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  • 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...

  • A public beach near the famous Corniche in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

    Saudi Arabia has unveiled an enormous new tourism project spanning more than 100 miles of its Red Sea coastline as part of continued efforts to boost the economy and international standing of the Middle Eastern Kingdom.

  • Investors have been pouring money into start-ups in Indonesia, home to a population of 250 million and some of the world's most avid users of social media and online marketplaces. JD.com' s investment in Traveloka is another example of Chinese investment in online businesses in Indonesia. Early this year, it began providing ticketing for tourist attractions...

  • *MGM and SJM most disadvantaged in short term- analysts. HONG KONG, Aug 1- Casinos in the world's biggest gambling hub of Macau extended a one-year winning streak with monthly revenue rising 29 percent in July due to a resurgence in spending by wealthy punters and increased numbers of tourists. The special administrative region of Macau is a former Portuguese...

  • *MGM and SJM most disadvantaged in short term- analysts. HONG KONG, Aug 1- Casinos in the world's biggest gambling hub of Macau extended a one-year winning streak with monthly revenue rising 29 percent in July due to a resurgence in spending by wealthy punters and increased numbers of tourists. The special administrative region of Macau is a former Portuguese...

  • BEIJING, July 31- China's trade deficit in services rose to $29.5 billion in June from $22.5 billion in May, the foreign exchange regulator said on Monday. June's deficit was largely due to a $25.9 billion gulf in spending between foreign tourists and the Chinese, who splurge more abroad than visitors in China, data from the State Administration of Foreign...

  • Expedia CEO: We're moving from a 'society of stuff' to a 'society of experiences'

    Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi discusses the travel company’s latest earnings report and lays out his outlook for the rest of the year.

  • CAPE TOWN, July 27- South Africa's top tourist hub Cape Town expects a 13 percent jump in tourist arrivals this year to 1.77 million, officials said on Thursday, a rare bright spot in an economy that slid into recession in March,. Cape Town had the country's four most popular attractions, including Robben Island-- apartheid's most notorious jail where former...

  • *Tour operator aims to restart Tunisia trips by Spring 2018. LONDON, July 27- Tour operator Thomas Cook will restart holidays in Tunisia now that Britain has softened its travel advice to the country, the firm's boss said on Thursday. The decision to move back into Tunisia provides an opportunity for the firm to build on a rebound in appetite for holidays in the...

  • LONDON, July 27- Tour operator Thomas Cook will restart holidays in Tunisia now that Britain has softened its travel advice to the country, the firm's boss said on Thursday. Britain said on Wednesday that it was no longer advising against travel to most of Tunisia after tightening its advice following a militant attack in a Tunisian resort in June 2015.

  • LONDON, July 27- Tour operator Thomas Cook said on Thursday that strong demand for summer bookings would continue into winter, adding that its full-year operating profit would be in-line with forecasts. The travel firm said that group revenue was up 14 percent, helped by a continued recovery in Turkey, and that winter 2017/ 2018 was 30 percent sold, with bookings...

  • BEIJING, July 27- Baidu Inc said on Friday that it has entered a strategic agreement with PayPal Holdings Inc to tap overseas merchants as Chinese tech companies ramp up the fight for overseas payment partnerships. The deal comes as China's top payment firms, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd affiliate Ant Financial and Tencent Holdings Ltd, are making aggressive...

  • DUBLIN, July 26- Visitors from mainland Europe in the second quarter accounted for more trips to Ireland than Britons for the first time since quarterly records began nearly two decades ago. Trips to Ireland grew by 6.6 percent between April and June, official data showed on Wednesday, after two years of double-digit growth ground to a halt in the first quarter...

  • From shark-spotting to tank-driving, here's a look at some of the wildest team-building trip offerings on the corporate training market.

  • Military vehicles carry missiles during a parade marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of North Korea's founding father Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang on April 15, 2017.

    Visitors aren't bothered by heightened military tension in the region, one tour operator tells CNBC.

  • CNBC's Dan Murphy takes a look at features and technologies in T4, the newest terminal at Singapore's Changi Airport.

  • HAVANA/ NEW YORK, July 23- U.S. tour operators that send Americans to Cuba are banding together to try to limit damage to business from tighter restrictions on travel to the communist-run island expected in September from the Trump administration. President Donald Trump in June rolled back parts of Barack Obama's historic opening to Cuba, saying his...

  • This picture taken on May 14, 2017 and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (3rd R) inspecting a ballistic rocket at an undisclosed location.

    The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency believes preparing residents for a missile attack cannot wait any longer.

  • Millennials and those born in the 1960s in China allocate a significant portion of income to international travel, says Abhiram Chowdhry of Hotels.com.

  • HAVANA, July 14- Cuba's economy bounced back from recession and expanded an estimated 1.1 percent in the first half of this year, driven by growth in tourism, construction and agriculture, Economy Minister Ricardo Cabrisas told the National Assembly on Friday. Meanwhile, Venezuela's crude and fuel deliveries to Cuba slid almost 13 percent in the first half this...