Flight Centre CEO: Brexit hurt UK travel demand

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Flight Centre CEO: Brexit hurt UK travel demand
Flight Centre CEO Graham Turner says the business was affected by the hammering of the pound and softness in the business travel segment.

Paisley Park, home of Prince, opens for public tours Oct. 6
Paisley Park, the private estate and studio complex of the late rock superstar Prince, will open for daily public tours starting October 6.

Powerful quake kills at least 38 in Italy
NBC’s Lucy Kafanov reports a major 6.2-magnitude earthquake killed dozens of people in central Italy

Towns in ruins after earthquake strikes Italy
A magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocks central Italy. NBC’s Lucy Kafanov reports from Amatrice, Italy to show us its aftermath.

World’s largest aircraft crashes on second test flight, sustains damage
The world’s largest aircraft, the Airlander 10 airship, has crashed and suffered damage on its second test flight on Wednesday.

Is Iran a US friend or foe?
Jay Solomon, Wall Street Journal correspondent and author of “The Iran Wars,” discusses the rocky relationship between Iran and the United States following a travel warning from the State Department.

Is this the car of the future?
This flying car will soon be reality as its first customers will receive one in 2018.

Are crickets the new lobster? The case for eating insects
You may not be interested the food-made-of-bugs industry, but the food-made-of-bugs industry is interested in you. Buzzfeed reports.

How terrorism is impacting travel insurance
Insurance premiums on terrorism-coverage are unlikely to rise in the near-term due to regulations in the U.S., says QuoteWright’s John Cook.

Tujia CEO: We are not just an internet company
Tujia CEO Justin Luo tells CNBC why his company is different from Airbnb and Homeaway.

One Miami doctor’s fight against Zika
Having treated over a dozen cases already, Dr. Christine Curry, University of Miami, describes what it is like to treat pregnant women with Zika.

Zika threat from Louisiana flooding?
Dr. Anthony Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director, discusses how the flooding in Louisiana could raise the likelihood of Zika spreading across the southern United States.

World’s highest glass-bottomed bridge opens in China
Would you be brave enough to walk on glass 300 meters above a canyon in China?

Uber and Lyft want to replace public buses
Pressed by tight budgets, some towns are cutting transit lines and subsidizing car rides. Michael Tree, Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority executive director, discusses in detail.

Ctrip CEO: China’s tourism sector sees big investment
Ctrip Chairman and CEO James Liang talks about Beijing’s push to promote tourism and how it benefits China’s tourist-related sectors and spending.

This guy gets paid by brands like SoBe and Marriott to travel the world
Former marketing director now gets paid to travel the world.

CDC alert for new area of Miami Beach
The CDC issues a travel alert for the new Zika area of Miami beach, saying pregnant women should avoid the area. CNBC’s Meg Tirrell reports the details.

Florida governor confirms Zika transmission in Miami Beach
Florida officials said on Friday they have identified a new area of Zika virus transmission through local mosquitoes in a small area in Miami Beach.

Where are the Olympics headed after Rio?
We breakdown what you need to know about the 2018, 2020 & 2022 Olympic games.

London ready to go 24 hours
London is finally joining the ranks of the world’s 24 hour cities after deciding to run its underground network overnight during the weekend. It could provide a huge economic boost to the city.

Driverless buses hits the roads
Finland has become the first city in the world to use autonomous buses on its public roads.

Big economic boost expected as Night Tube kicks off in London
London could finally become a 24-hour city with the arrival of its long-awaited round-the-clock London Underground services this weekend.

Florida gov. confirms new Zika transmission area
CNBC’s Meg Tirrell reports that Florida Governor Rick Scott has confirmed a second area of Zika transmission in the state, following the announcement of five new Zika cases in Miami Beach.

New Zika transmission area in Miami Beach
Florida Governor Rick Scott confirms active Zika tranmission in a second area of Florida by Miami Beach, and comments on the potential impact of tourism. CNBC’s Meg Tirrell reports.

Here’s how you can avoid fees for Wi-Fi and extra legroom during your trips
Half of travelers say they won’t buy flight, hotel extras. You may not have to, either.

These solar powered speakers can also charge your phone
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World’s largest aircraft takes off
The Airlander 10 is the world’s largest aircraft and is capable of staying in the air for up to two weeks. Here it is on its maiden flight.

Corporations don’t want to buy airplanes anymore: VistaJet founder
Thomas Flohr, founder and chairman at VistaJet, talks about the business potential for his private jet hire company.

Airlines need to invest to prevent meltdowns, Sen. Blumenthal says
Airlines need to invest in new systems and should properly reimburse travelers when meltdowns happen, Sen. Richard Blumenthal says.

Cracking down on airlines
Following Delta’s widespread computer outage, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Former Connecticut Attorney General, discusses how he’s taking action on airline reimbursement policies.

Is Indonesia going to ban alcohol?
The popular tourists spot of Bali could be devastated if the country passes a bill to ban all alcohol. So why would they do it?

11.5 hours on a budget airline?
Scoot Airlines is launching the world’s longest flight on a low cost carrier — 11.5 hours from Singapore to Athens.

Hopes for a joint venture in China: AirAsia
AirAsia is looking to expand the business in China. Its CEO, Tony Fernandes talks about the markets it’s involved in, and the company’s plans going forward.

AirAsia’s Fernandes says looking for a partner in China
Low-cost carrier AirAsia Group’s chief Tony Fernandes said he would love to have joint venture in China although talks are still in early stages.

Airfares this fall expected to drop 8%
CNBC’s Phil LeBeau reports on why airfares are falling.

British Airways drops some meals for snacks
The airline will replace the second meal for passengers with smaller snacks, such as mini chocolate bars.

Airfares in rapid descent
Seth Kaplan, managing partner of Airline Weekly, shares why airfares should continue to fall, as well as consumer tips for finding low airfare.

Airlines: Buy, sell or hold?
The “FMHR” traders debate the trade on the airlines following a new report showing airfares are set to drop again this fall.

Airfares on the way down: Report

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