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Hong Kong quarterly economic growth tepid as Chinese tourist numbers weaken

By Kelvin Chan THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Hong Kong’s economy expanded tepidly in the first quarter as exports slumped and... (more...)

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Expo 2015 opens in Milan; aims to promote food issues, diplomacy but sees protests

By Colleen Barry THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MILAN — The Expo 2015 world’s fair showed potential as a backdrop for serious... (more...)

Jordan sees drop in tourism as country pays the price for its role in Islamic State fight

By Karin Laub THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PETRA, Jordan — It’s high season in Petra, an ancient city hewn from rose-colored... (more...)

Airbnb signs deal to sponsor 2016 Olympics, easing Rio s housing shortage

By Jenny Barchfield THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rio de Janeiro’s hotel bed shortage was eased on Friday, as online home share... (more...)

Q&A: A look at the solar plane attempting first round-the-world trip and pioneers behind it

By Aya Batrawy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Two Swiss pioneers are attempting to fly around the... (more...)

China: Sri Lanka suspends $1.5B resort development as Colombo reevaluates formerly close ties

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING — Sri Lanka has informed Beijing it is suspending work on a $1.5 billion Chinese-backed... (more...)

This photo taken on July 26, 2014 shows flowers, left by parents of an Australian victim of the crash, laid on a piece of the Malaysia Airlines plane MH17, near the village of Hrabove (Grabove), in the Donetsk region. The Malaysian passenger jet which blew up over rebel-held east Ukraine with the loss of all 298 people on board was hit by numerous "high-energy objects", according to a report on September 9, 2014 which could back up claims it was downed by a missile. BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

Tourism on the rise in Malaysia in 2014 despite aura of tragedy from double plane disasters

This photo taken on July 26, 2014 shows flowers, left by parents of an Australian victim of the crash, laid on a piece... (more...)

Thanks to Anthony Bourdain, CNN s Bill Weir escapes studio for road trips

By David Bauder THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — CNN’s Bill Weir can thank Anthony Bourdain for all the frequent-flier... (more...)

Uber teams up with hotel chain Starwood, giving hotel points for car rides

By Scott Mayerowitz THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Uber is partnering with hotel chain Starwood to give riders a bit... (more...)

Uber teams up with hotel chain Starwood, giving hotel points for car rides

By Scott Mayerowitz THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Uber is partnering with hotel chain Starwood to give riders a bit... (more...)

Starwood CEO van Paasschen resigns as board seeks better execution of its growth plans

By Scott Mayerowitz THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Frits van Paasschen, the energetic CEO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts... (more...)

The quick growth of Asian airlines creates challenge: how to safely train enough pilots

By Scott Mayerowitz And David Koenig THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — The deadly crash of a TransAsia plane into a river... (more...)

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