Travel: Trending Travel and Culture stories from CNBC

A Brazilian Army soldier distributes pamphlets with information to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquito during the National Day of Mobilization Zika Zero at Central train station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 13, 2016.   REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Here is the latest in travel from CNBC.

Forget blenders: They really want honeymoon cash
One website that helps couples raise honeymoon cash raised $90 million last year — a 50 percent jump from the previous year.

Missing MH370: Possible part found near Mozambique
Investigation is underway of the object, found in the same place where some of the missing plane was found last year, NBC News reports.

AAA: 75% of drivers wouldn’t feel safe in this car
Some 75 percent of drivers say they would be afraid to be driven by an autonomous vehicle, according to a recent survey by the AAA.

Royal Caribbean has high hopes for China
Adam Goldstein, president and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, introduces ‘Ovation of the Seas’, the latest cruise ship added to its China business.

Marriott: Chinese travelers immune to slowdown
Marriott’s China resorts business was up almost 12 percent on-year during the Lunar New Year period, says Craig Smith from Marriott International.

Now may be the time for that safari vacation
Small businesses are feeling the negative affects in the South African tourism industry after a 27 percent drop in the rand.

Scarce snow complicates famed Alaskan dog sled race
Another low snow year in Alaska has organizers worried about where to start the world’s most famous sled dog race, the Iditarod.

FAA orders checks on fuel valves in Boeing planes
The FAA has ordered checks on a number of Boeing aircraft to ensure the fuel valves are safe.

New Concorde? NASA reviving supersonic travel
The U.S. space agency NASA is pushing for a new passenger jet that looks set to fill the void left by Concorde.

NASA reviving supersonic travel
The space agency is pushing to build a quieter supersonic passenger jet, following Concorde.

Looking for friendship? Find it on these apps
These apps hope to “digitize the chance encounter” that travelers might have, without the hassle of other matchmaking apps, NBC News reports.

Mask your identity online—and get better prices
The prices you see online are aren’t always the same as the deals displayed to others. Here’s how to stop it.

US-China launches year of tourism
Chris Thompson, president and CEO of Brands USA, says both countries will actively promote bilateral tourism and education opportunities.

How to milk a city travel pass for all its worth
Passes offer good discounts, but travelers need to do their homework to get the best deals.

Disney mimics Uber, adopts surge pricing at parks
Tickets to Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California will cost more during holidays and some weekends, The NY Times reports.

Hawaiian Airlines’ high-flying stock
Mark Dunkerley, President and CEO of Hawaiian Air and Hawaiian Holdings, talks about his company’s strategy in the light of low oil prices and how ‘recession proof’ the airline may be.

Airlines hike fares with strong demand
Even as falling oil are making fuel prices cheaper, airlines are still raising fares. And playing the best time to book game is getting trickier, reports CNBC’s Phil LeBeau.

Will oil prices dent aircraft demand?
Tom Enders, CEO of Airbus, says low oil prices are a huge benefit to airlines.

Morgan Freeman’s voice can now narrate your drive
The actor lends his voice to Waze in an effort to promote his upcoming film.

CDC reports 14 new sexually transmitted Zika cases
Fourteen more people have caught the Zika virus in the US without traveling to affected zones. NBC News reports.

Airplane ‘benches’ could replace your seats
Airbus has filed a patent for adjustable benches that could accommodate anything from a couple of overweight passengers to a slim family of four.

We feel good about future prospects: CEO
Richard Solomons, CEO of IHG, discusses the leisure, travel and hotel sector and talks about his company’s earnings.

Boeing taps veteran Muilenburg as new board chair
Boeing’s next board chair will be company veteran Dennis Muilenburg.

Turbulence for travel stocks
Scott Devitt at Stifel discusses his report downgrading TripAdvisor and Expedia with the FMHR traders.

Australia sees terrorism threat in Kuala Lumpur
The Australian government warns of an ongoing threat of terrorism in Malaysia.

Seaplane goes beyond Fantasy Island
The seaplane may have faded from view after its fame during the heyday of TV’s Fantasy Island, but it’s still a favorite of the rich.

Choice Hotels CEO expecting a busy summer
Steve Joyce, President & CEO of Choice Hotels International discusses how his business is set to grow thanks to cheaper gas prices, and how they are catering to millennials.

We have to understand China: Skyscanner CFO
Travel search site Skyscanner is capitalizing on China’s growing outbound tourism rates by catering to regional tastes, the CFO told CNBC.

How to book your holiday
Shane Corstorphine, CFO of Skyscanner, talks about how his company helps consumers search and compare flights to other countries.

Best and worst airlines
CNBC’s Phil LeBeau reports on the latest air travel report cards as it proved to be a very mixed year for flyers.

Nearly $5M in fake money seized at airport
A couple tried to smuggle nearly $5 million in counterfeit cash into the U.S., officials said. NBC News reports.

Canadian island offers Americans refuge from Trump
This Nova Scotia island welcomes Americans who want to flee Donald Trump if he gets elected president.

Air travel report card
CNBC’s Phil LeBeau reports on 2015 consumer flight statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Marriott CEO: Fears worse than things really are
Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson discusses fourth quarter earnings, and strategy to returning cash back to shareholders.

Delta, Danny Meyer aim to elevate airplane food
Delta Air Lines is trying to elevate its food by partnering with a hospitality group, The New York Times reports.

French travel firms battle security and terror threats
Some of France’s leading travel companies shrugged off the security and terrorism threats that shook the nation’s confidence in 2015.

Terror attacks badly hit customers: CFO
Air France-KLM CFO, Pierre-François Riolacci discusses how the terrorist attacks in the past year has impacted certain markets.

Philippine Airlines fleet to fly nonstop to US
Philippine Airlines has placed an order for six A350-900 jets with Airbus, the two companies announced at the Singapore Airshow.

AugustaWestland introduces electric helicopter at Singapore Airshow
The prototype features a tilt-rotor concept and aims to eliminate the use of fuel.

Malaysia Airlines delays sale of A380s
CNBC’s Phil Han reports on this year’s Singapore Air Show and moves by Malaysia Airlines to try and sell some of its Airbus A380s in a bid to cut costs.

Zika virus to sting tourism growth?
David Scowsill, CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council, explains that the Zika virus will have little impact on international travel.

No sign of Asia crisis in airplane orders: Boeing
Boeing expects strong orders from Asia over the next 20 years, with few order deferrals on the horizon, the company’s Asia chief said.

Inside Daytona 500 Speedway’s $400M facelift
CNBC takes you inside the new and improved Daytona International Speedway after its $400 million face-lift.

7 extravagant Valentine’s Day dates
A Caribbean vacation, a five-figure dessert and an edible marriage proposal are just some of the things valentines can do Feb. 14.

3 ways to play Boeing’s turbulence
It’s been a challenging week for airplane maker Boeing. But CNBC’s “Fast Money” traders take a long-term view on the stock.

Europe poised to restrict passport-free travel
Documents seen by The Associated Press show that European Union countries are poised to restrict passport-free travel by invoking an emergency rule.

CNBC update: Deadly Mexican prison riot
A riot in Mexico’s Topo Chico prison kills 52 people, droughts last year grew in the hottest year on record, Royal Caribbean inspects storm-battered cruise ship, and Fenway Park hosts an Olympic sized ski ramp. CNBC’s Sue Herera reports.

How Expedia benefits from low oil prices
Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi explains pricing strategies and other factors contributing to a more upbeat outlook.

Inside CouchSurfing’s headquarters
From a tree house to a hammock, CouchSurfing CEO Jennifer Billock shows off its San Francisco headquarters.

Titanic II! Replica of doomed ship to set sail
The Titanic II, a replica of the doomed ship and the ambitious brainchild of Australian billionaire Clive Palmer, is slated to set sail in 2018.

Luxe Nomad CEO shares her motivations
Luxe Nomad’s Stephanie Chai tells CNBC why she took a leap of faith and started her own luxury travel business.

Expect more of global Zika cases: ISOS
More countries will eventually report of Zika virus infection cases, says Dr. Philippe Guibert from International SOS (ISOS), Asia.

CNBC update: GOP looks to South Carolina primary
Republicans ready for South Carolina primary in the race to the White House; China confirms its first case of Zika; U.S. customs seize 2,400 made-in-China hoverboards, and Burger King announces new menu item. CNBC’s Sue Herera reports.

Peanuts, movies: Airlines restore tiny perks
Some US airlines announced a return of complimentary perks starting in February.

Want a better career? Check out these countries
European countries are the top destinations for people thinking of developing their career abroad, a survey from HSBC has found.

Thailand’s Minor buys Portugal’s Tivoli hotels
Acquisition of Portugal’s Tivoli hotels gives entry points into new markets says Bill Heinecke, chairman and CEO of Minor International.

Pregnant women can reschedule trips amid Zika concerns
Crystal Cruises COO Edie Rodriguez says her company has not gotten too many requests to reschedule trips due to the Zika virus, and discusses whether fears are overblown.

Russia slaps travel ban on 5 US officials
Russia introduced the travel ban in retaliation for a similar action by Washington.

Delta: Outage causes two dozen brief delays
Delta Airlines told customers on Twitter it is working on getting its mobile app back online.

3 big things experts don’t yet know about Zika
There are many unanswered Zika virus questions health-care professionals and infectious disease experts want answered.

The 10 best hotels in America are…
Looking for a holiday getaway or just a swanky vacation destination? Look no further.

Royal Caribbean’s largest headwind isn’t Zika: CEO
Royal Caribbean CEO Richard Fain explains why he thinks the market is overeating to a cut in guidance.

Spring travel just one-way for many Chinese
A giant annual human migration is underway in China right now, and it’s a bonanza for some but a painful process for others.

Video shows Somalia flight after explosion
Awale Kullane, Somalia’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations takes video after an explosion on a commercial plane soon after takeoff from Somalia’s capital.

Op-Ed: How we’ll fix the FAA: US Rep
Congressman Carlos Curbelo has co-sponsored a bill to reform the FAA that he says will make air travel safer and more efficient.

A start-up folding kayaks into compact cases
Oru Kayak’s Robert Gutierrez pitches the start-up to a panel of experts on CNBC.

Dallas reports sexually transmitted Zika case
Officials say a person who hadn’t traveled got the Zika virus after having sexual contact with someone who’d been to Venezuela. NBCNews reports.

Florida governor declares Zika emergency
Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a health emergency in four counties due to the Zika virus, reports CNBC’s Sue Herera.

Expedia: APAC is our fastest growing market
Dara Khosrowshahi, Expedia CEO, identifies the latest Asia Pacific travel trends and the online travel company’s outlook.

New Delta CEO’s game plan: Steady growth
Ed Bastian, who is moving up to Delta Air Lines CEO in May, anticipates no substantial changes.

The perks of being an entrepreneur
Luxe Nomad’s Stephanie Chai tells CNBC why she left the entertainment and modelling industry to become an entrepreneur.

Startups take aim at the bigger players
CNBC’s Managing Asia speaks with the founders of Luxe Nomad and about how they plan to stand out from the crowd.

Luxury travel is work, not play, for this CEO
Breaking into the fiercely competitive travel industry may seem tough but one young CEO jumped in feet first.

Coming near you: 6M Chinese tourists next week
The Chinese economy may be slowing but that’s not stopping them from traveling over Lunar New Year.

Russian staycations leave hotspots hard-hit
A dramatic decline in Russian travel has left former vacation hotspots like Turkey and Egypt hard hit, but outbound may be about to recover.

CDC: 51 Zika cases in continental US
CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla reports an update on the Zika virus.

Brazil finds active Zika virus in urine, saliva
The CDC issued new guidelines for preventing sexual transmission of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

Americans hold off vacations from Zika virus
About 41% of those aware say they are postponing their travel

White House seeks $1.8B to battle Zika virus
CNBC’s Meg Tirrell reports on the highest level of activation at the CDC to counter the spread of the Zika virus.

Worried about Zika? How to cancel that trip
Pregnant travelers worried about Zika may find that canceling a babymoon isn’t easy or cheap.

CNBC update: Zika travel guidelines
CNBC’s Sue Herera reports the latest news making headlines including GOP presidential candidate John Kasich campaigning in a diner as voters go to the polls.

Inside the storm-rocked cruise ship
A Royal Caribbean cruise ship headed back to its New Jersey port after a powerful storm damaged the vessel and left some passengers shaken.

China’s first Zika case traveled through HK
China has confirmed its first imported case of the deadly Zika virus, state media agency Xinhua reported in the early hours of Wednesday.

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