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  • Father and son saving coins for vacation

    AARP has compiled a list of nine lesser-known, yet compelling and affordable vacation destinations across the country.

  • The prospect of a weekend break offered little comfort to those enduring icy conditions, brutal winds and temperatures as low as minus 36 degrees Fahrenheit in the Midwest and 3 F on the East Coast, according to the National Weather Service. In Washington, where the low hit 10 F and was expected to peak at only 24 F, a small crowd of tourists braved the cold to take...

  • A slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy which has been flagged by several U.S. companies over the past few weeks, did not dampen demand, Royal Caribbean said. Over half a million Chinese passengers sail with Royal Caribbean every year and the company said it was seeing rapid growth in tourists vacationing in Europe and Alaska. Overall, Royal Caribbean...

  • *Worries about slowing tourism, particularly from China- experts. WELLINGTON/ SINGAPORE, Jan 30- Air New Zealand Ltd lowered its profit outlook by as much as 30 percent on Wednesday as it forecast revenue growth would ease due to weaker tourism, raising broader concerns about slowing arrivals to New Zealand and nearby Australia. But the latest statistics show...

  • WELLINGTON, Jan 30- Air New Zealand said on Wednesday it expected much weaker earnings in 2019 than previously forecast as slowing tourism and domestic trips dragged on revenue growth and problems with Rolls-Royce engines started to bite. Shares in New Zealand's national carrier dropped as much as 13 percent to a three-month low of NZ $2.80 and were poised for...

  • *Hopes for Pope Francis's visit to Hiroshima, Nagasaki, lift tourism-linked shares. TOKYO, Jan 24- Japan's Nikkei edged lower on Thursday morning as lingering concerns about the global economy and international trade frictions hurt sentiment, but chip-related stocks outperformed after Texas Instruments alleviated worries about chip demand.

  • A group of Chinese tourists stand with shopping bags at the Canal City Hakata commercial complex in Fukuoka, Japan, on Friday, July 24, 2015. Four million Chinese tourists are expected to head to Japan this year.

    As luxury brands and retailers globally gear up for millions of tourists during China's biggest holiday, a survey released Thursday indicates consumers in the world's second-largest economy are more interested in sightseeing than shopping.

  • A wooden sign for mobile pay QR codes at a store in Suzhou, China.

    In just a few years, mobile pay has become so ingrained in the lives of Chinese people that they are driving stores in overseas tourist destinations to adopt the technology.

  • Jan 18- Tiffany& Co tempered its yearly profit forecast on Friday after the luxury jeweler's holiday sales fell unexpectedly as Chinese tourists spent less globally due to a stronger dollar and demand softened in Europe and at home. Like other luxury goods firms, Tiffany relies on spending by China's burgeoning middle class as consumer demand remains subdued...

  • Jan 18- Tiffany& Co tempered its yearly profit forecast on Friday after its holiday sales fell unexpectedly as Chinese tourists spent less globally and the U.S. luxury jeweler faced softer demand in Europe and at home. Like other firms which sell luxury products, Tiffany relies on demand from China's burgeoning middle class as consumer demand for its rings,...

  • *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...