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1 hr ago | TheStreet.com

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)

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

5 hrs ago | TheStreet.com

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.

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

9 hrs ago | 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.

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11 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Carnival Cruise, New York

16 hrs ago | 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.

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

19 hrs ago | 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.

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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.

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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.

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

AdExchanger.com

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 .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Skift

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.

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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 CheapTickets.com, its lesser-known U.S. travel agency aimed at travelers who strive for the lowest prices.

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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.

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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 Hotels.com .

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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.

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

Travelution

Carlson Wagonlit Travel to 'gamify' mobile app

Travel managers can tap into points-based methodology on the platform within the CWT To Go app and turn it to their advantage by creating a reward-based culture for corporate travellers.

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Check-in.aero

Air New Zealand to 'liberate travellers' with Skycouch, unique...

Air New Zealand is the launch customer for the 787-9 Dreamliner and will offer its passengers a choice of four classes - Business Premier , Premium Economy, Economy Skycouch and Economy.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Airlines, Air New Zealand, TripAdvisor

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