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1 hr ago | Business Journal

TripAdvisor to acquire San Francisco-based travel website Viator for $200M

TripAdvisor, the Newton-based travel website, announced Thursday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire San Francisco's Viator, a site focused on researching and booking travel activities around the world, for $200 million.


Related Topix: TripAdvisor, VirtualTourist, Viator, Startups

6 hrs ago | News Times

Book on the go with new

Norwalk-based, a leader in mobile travel and part of The Priceline Group, will launch a custom-created hotel search and booking app especially designed for Amazon's new Android-based Fire phone, which launched Friday.


Related Topix: Priceline, pricelinecom, Computers, Travelzoo, Advertising

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Royal Caribbean Cruises CEO Says Come Aboard to Investors

NEW YORK -- The seas may be starting to part for long-term investors looking to come aboard Royal Caribbean Cruises' In an interview with the TheStreet , Royal Caribbean Cruises chairman and CEO Richard Fain noted that what investors witnessed financially in the second quarter was partially a byproduct of a "$1 billion" fleet-modernization ... (more)


Related Topix: Royal Caribbean Cruises, TheStreetcom, Media, TheStreet, Computers

Why TripAdvisor (TRIP) Stock Declined Today

The shares have been lower since the pre-market when the travel research company was downgraded to "hold" from "buy" at Cantor Fitzgerald.


Related Topix: TripAdvisor, VirtualTourist, Financial Markets, Business News

Business Journal

Royal Caribbean reports more bookings, income in Q2

Royal Caribbean reported "successful" second quarter earnings Thursday, with a net income of $137.67 million, or $0.62 a share on revenue of $1.98 billion.


Related Topix: Royal Caribbean Cruises

Slate Magazine

"A Shocking Sabbath Carnival of Death"

Close to midnight on the evening of Sunday, Nov. 8, 1874, as the early edition of the next day's New York Herald was being born, the gas-lit building at the corner of Broadway and Ann Street bustled.


Related Topix: Carnival Cruise, New York

The Macon Telegraph

Starwood Hotels 2Q profit rises 12 percent

The Stamford, Connecticut-based company said net income increased to $153 million, or 80 cents per share, from $137 million, or 71 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.


Related Topix: Hotels, Starwood Hotel and Resorts Worldwide, Stamford, CT

The Orlando Sentinel

Troubled Altamonte Springs brokerage tries to fend off big fine

With its top executive suspended for the second time in less than a year, an embattled Altamonte Springs securities brokerage is trying to fend off a regulatory fine that the firm said could cripple the business.


Related Topix: Altamonte Springs, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Marine News

Bouchard Hire Brian Hall as Southern Port Captain

Tugboat and barge owners Bouchard Transportation says that retired active duty U.S. Coast Guard Commanding Officer Brian Hall has joined the company as Southern Port Captain / Vetting Manager.


Related Topix: US Coast Guard, US Military, US News, Maine Maritime Academy, Boat Disaster, Carnival Cruise

Bellingham Herald

Cruise passengers recount horror stories to Senate

"Cruise consumers have virtually no rights or protections," Dishman, a resident of Sacramento, California, said during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing in which witnesses called for more passenger protections on cruise liners.


Related Topix: Royal Caribbean Cruises, Sacramento, CA, Boat Disaster

TripAdvisor Misses Q2 2014 Estimates - But At Least Ad Revenue's Up

TripAdvisor painted a muddled picture during its Q2 2014 earnings call. The travel booking site's overall profits came in far below estimates .


Related Topix: TripAdvisor, VirtualTourist

Graham Leader

Online reviews can benefit shoppers and retailers alike

Word-of-mouth has long been an ally of small business. Customers who have positive experiences with a small business often share those experiences with friends, family members and coworkers, and that word-of-mouth can help hardworking small businesses establish themselves in a community.


Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, TripAdvisor

WVEC-TV Norfolk

TripAdvisor: Island Creamery is best in US

When Kelly Conklin received word Wednesday morning that his ice cream parlor was ranked No.


Related Topix: TripAdvisor, VirtualTourist, Chincoteague, VA, Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream

Fox News

Best ice cream parlors

If you didn't know that July was National Ice Cream Month, here's another excuse to eat America's favorite frozen treat everyday.


Related Topix: Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, TripAdvisor, VirtualTourist, Chincoteague Island, VA, Cake, Baked Goods

USA Today

Carnival adds more long cruises from Galveston

Industry giant Carnival is adding more long cruises between Galveston, Texas and San Juan, Puerto Rico.


Related Topix: Carnival Cruise, Galveston, TX, World News, Puerto Rico, 9


The Hard Numbers on Why Hotels are Losing the Online Booking Wars

In the beginnings of travel metasearch there were rumblings that it was going to be an outlet that favored suppliers such as airlines and hotels.


Related Topix: TripAdvisor, VirtualTourist, Cranberry Township, PA, Marketing

Chicago Tribune

Orbitz buffs up its low-cost travel website

Orbitz Worldwide on Wednesday will launch a retooled version of, its lesser-known U.S. travel agency aimed at travelers who strive for the lowest prices.


Related Topix: Orbitz, Business News

The Washington Post

Home-Rental Firms Wall Street Built Say Grow or Go: Real Estate

Alexander Philips joined the rush to buy foreclosed U.S. homes four years ago, spending $40 million on houses in California and Nevada to operate as rentals.


Related Topix: Scottsdale, AZ, Hotels, Starwood Hotel and Resorts Worldwide, Foreclosures, Housing, Science / Technology

Tue Jul 22, 2014

4 Hoteliers

Marijuana's effect on Denver tourism.

Denver and the state of Colorado have seen a spike in travel interest since the sale of recreational marijuana was legalized to anyone 21 or older at the start of the year, according to search data from .


Related Topix: Marijuana, Hotelscom, Pitkin County, CO

Asia News Network

MANILA: Cruise tourism in Philippines

Among the economic priorities of the Aquino administration, tourism is often cited as a low-hanging fruit given the number of destinations that the Philippines has to offer.


Related Topix: Travel, Philippines Travel, Asia Travel, Life, Fruits, Food, Royal Caribbean Cruises


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