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  • FUKUSHIMA, Japan, June 21- On a cold day in February, Takuto Okamoto guided his first tour group to a sight few outsiders had witnessed in person: the construction cranes looming over Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. "For me, it's more for bragging rights, to be perfectly honest," said Louie Ching, 33, a Filipino programmer. Ching, two other Filipinos and a...

  • FUKUSHIMA, Japan, June 21- On a cold day in February, Takuto Okamoto guided his first tour group to a sight few outsiders had witnessed in person: the construction cranes looming over Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. "For me, it's more for bragging rights, to be perfectly honest," said Louie Ching, 33, a Filipino programmer. Ching, two other Filipinos and a...

  • FUKUSHIMA, Japan, June 21- On a cold day in February, Takuto Okamoto guided his first tour group to a sight few outsiders had witnessed in person: the construction cranes looming over Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. "For me, it's more for bragging rights, to be perfectly honest," said Louie Ching, 33, a Filipino programmer. Ching, two other Filipinos and a...

  • FUKUSHIMA, Japan, June 21- On a cold day in February, Takuto Okamoto guided his first tour group to a sight few outsiders had witnessed in person: the construction cranes looming over Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. "For me, it's more for bragging rights, to be perfectly honest," said Louie Ching, 33, a Filipino programmer. Ching, two other Filipinos and a...

  • LAS VEGAS— Thousands of unionized workers at Las Vegas casino-resorts operated by MGM Resorts International, including Bellagio, Aria and Mandalay Bay, were casting ballots Tuesday to decide whether to approve a new five-year contract. Thousands of workers last month, including employees of MGM— one of the largest resort operators in the tourist destination—...

  • RAPID CITY, S.D.— Delta Air Lines recently created a special flight to help a group of Belgian tourists reach their South Dakota vacation after experiencing travel delays. Delta spokeswoman Adrian Gee said the two options were accommodating the passengers in hotels that night, followed by an eight-hour bus ride to Rapid City, or something quicker.

  • The Royal Caribbean cruise ship 'Radiance of the Seas' is berthed at Canada Place on July 1, 2016, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

    Royal Caribbean expands portfolio to include luxury cruises with deal for controlling stake in Silversea Cruises.

  • Football fan wearing a fur hat in Nikolskaya Street, central Moscow.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will be hoping that soccer's World Cup, starting Thursday, will put his country in the international spotlight, but economists are downbeat on any long-term boost it could bring to the country's economy.

  • The Old Forester Distilling Co. opens its doors to tourists Friday along a stretch of downtown Louisville known as Whiskey Row for its historic ties to Kentucky's bourbon industry. At the end of tours, they can raise their glasses to toast George Garvin Brown, who launched Old Forester in the 1870 s as the original brand of Brown-Forman Corp., the Louisville-...

  • *Comparable retail sales down 7 pct in 10 weeks to June 2. LONDON, June 13- Falling tourist numbers in Britain dented sales by leather handbag maker Mulberry at the start of its financial year, even as the company expands in markets in Asia where luxury rivals have prospered. "The United Kingdom is really challenging," Mulberry CEO Thierry Andretta told Reuters,...

  • *U.S., North Korea teams hold talks to narrow differences. SINGAPORE, June 11- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who rarely ventures outside his isolated country, visited tourist sites on Singapore's waterfront on Monday, hours before a historic summit with U.S. Trump said earlier the Tuesday summit with Kim on a Singapore resort island could "work out very nicely" as...

  • ABU DHABI, June 11- The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates said on Monday it has restricted the operations of seven currency exchange houses for violating anti-money laundering and other regulations. The UAE's huge expatriate workforce and growing business and tourism sectors have made it a global centre for exchanging foreign currencies and...

  • This April 16, 2018 picture shows a Japanese traditional tatami-mat room in short-term accommodation operated by Hyakusenrenma's rental house in Tokyo.

    Japan, which just months ago had tens of thousands of Airbnb and home-sharing properties available, has approved only about 150 before a new law kicks in next week.

  • A view of the China-led bridge construction project connecting the Maldives' capital island of Male to its airport island of Hulhule on October 27, 2016, in Male, Maldives.

    The cluster of tiny atolls is viewed as politically drifting away from Delhi and toward Beijing.

  • LIMASSOL, Cyprus— A new casino resort in Cyprus that is expected to be Europe's biggest will be the centerpiece of the Mediterranean island's strategy to become a luxury tourism destination, the country's president said Friday. Nicos Anastasiades said the 550 million euro City of Dreams Mediterranean casino resort is the biggest investment project ever...

  • TOKYO, June 8- Japan, which just months ago. Market leader Airbnb Inc had 62,000 listings in Japan earlier this year, but as of May 11, the Japanese government had approved 152 of 724 applications for home-sharing, according to the Japan Tourism Agency. It was contrary to the guidance our team had previously been given by the Japanese Tourism Agency and put the travel...

  • PARIS, June 7- Fauchon, one of France's historic and best-known upmarket food groups, said it was planning to launch a collection of 20 boutique hotels to target wealthy, overseas tourists. The company is aiming to launch its first hotel this September by Paris' Place de la Madeleine, the site where Fauchon was founded in 1886, it said. It already makes some 80 percent...

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    Pieter Elbers says that it is important for his business to maintain its "positive momentum."

  • Deterioritating Swedish kroner against US dollar hit earnings

    Chief Executive Rickard Gustafson speaks about how currency moves have hit earnings.

  • An exterior view of the Grand Hyatt in Shanghai, China.

    Hyatt Hotels will more than double its revenue from China over the next five years as the hotel chain seeks to gain a firmer foothold in the burgeoning hospitality market, the company's president and CEO said.