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Hotel Hassler Roma expands suites

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 17:00
The three updated units include a living room, bedroom, marble master bathroom, a guest bathroom and a walk-in closet.

Brown Beach House Croatia opens

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 16:55
The 25-room property is located within a restored factory building in Trogir, a Unesco World Heritage site on the Adriatic Coast.

Copenhagen in November: In a word, perfect

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 16:40
The Danish capital, with its bustling streets, shimmering lights and festive decorations, is like a holiday snow globe at this time of year.

WTO panel deems Wash. state tax incentives to Boeing illegal

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 16:15
The World Trade Organization also found that six other tax incentives disputed by the EU were not prohibited.

Hipmunk's Adam Goldstein

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 16:00
Senior editor Danny King spoke with the company's CEO on what makes a new travel technology take off or fail.

Carnival teams up with 'The New Celebrity Apprentice'

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 15:25
The cruise line will sponsor the two-part finale of NBC's television show, which will feature its four North American brands, and will also launch the Celebrity Apprentice Charity Challenge, offering weekly cruise giveaways.

Regulators taking harder look at air-service consolidation

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 14:10
Two recent antitrust-immunity decisions and delays in approving Alaska Airlines' acquisition of Virgin America hint that the Obama administration is taking a tough last stand on consolidation.

Passenger's pro-Trump rant on a Delta plane earns him a lifetime ban

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 14:00
The decision came in response to widespread criticism for not removing the passenger prior to takeoff on the flight from Atlanta to Allentown, Pa., on Nov. 22.

Airbnb, HomeAway each fined by Barcelona officials

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 13:35
The companies were each found to have offered rentals for unlicensed units.

Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa opens in Dominican Republic

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 13:30
The 457-room, adults-only property is the company's first in the destination and it's 15th overall.

Ctrip will acquire Skyscanner

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 12:35
Under the agreement approved by the boards of directors from both companies, Skyscanner will remain an independent operation led by its current management team.

Tennessee wildfires damage Dollywood, spur evacuations

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 12:25
In addition to burning cabins, the blazes in The Great Smoky Mountains caused an amusement park in Gatlinburg to shut down.

Brazilian soccer team's plane crashes in Colombia; 75 dead

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 11:45
The British Aerospace 146 short-haul plane, operated by a charter airline with roots in Venezuela, declared an emergency and lost radar contact just before 10 p.m. Monday (0300 GMT Tuesday) because of an electrical failure, aviation authorities said.

The Evolving Model of All-Inclusives

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 11:45
The diversification of all-inclusive offerings has led to a wider target audience and greater selling potential.

Raging wildfires in South force evacuations in Tennessee

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 10:50
In Gatlinburg, Tenn., officials said hundreds of homes and other buildings, including a 16-story hotel, were damaged or destroyed by flames. Preliminary surveys indicated that Westgate Resorts, with more than 100 buildings, was likely destroyed.

Hotel growth races forward in Jamaica

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 04:35
Even as the pace of new hotel construction in Jamaica shows no sign of slowing down, the country appears to be close to an agreement with Airbnb.

Elaine Chao said to be Trump's DOT pick

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 01:20
The 63-year-old wife of Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell was labor secretary under President George W. Bush and the first Asian-American woman to serve in a cabinet.

Chinese tour operators see big U.S. cities and small towns during 'MegaFam'

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 21:05
The event enabled participants to "walk away with ideas of how to package the United States in new and different ways," said Chris Thompson, CEO of Brand USA.

Hard work is behind Singapore Airlines' high service standards

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 20:35
Trainees undergo detailed lessons on hygiene and etiquette as part of a 15-week course, which the airline said is approximately double the industry standard.

American and Qantas withdraw application for antitrust immunity

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 19:35
The airlines won't ask the Department of Transportation to reconsider its Nov. 18 decision to block the airlines' proposed joint venture.