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December 1, 2015


Carnival's 'voluntourism'

Carnival is hoping to capitalize on a trend of combining travel and volunteerism. In June, the company's new cruise line, Fathom, announced weeklong sailings, starting in April 2016, to the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. Read more »
Published on 11/24/2015

Lesson plans: Miami entrepreneur finds success with online language school

After an initial launch in Venezuela, Miami's Andres Moreno introduced Open English to the rest of Latin America, fueled by Silicon Valley investment money. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2015

The Melting Pot dips into foreign markets

Sensing its development opportunities in the U.S. were limited, St. Petersburg-based Melting Pot decided seven years ago to begin looking overseas to expand. Read more »
Published on 8/27/2015

Silver lining: Florida exports to Asia and Middle East were up

Economic weakness in some parts of South America and Europe drove a 4% decline in Florida exports to foreign countries last year. Read more »
Published on 7/24/2015

Source markets: Foreign travelers flock to Florida

Florida has seen eight straight months of international tourism growth, with China, Europe and South America playing a bigger role. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2015

Port push: More distribution centers are needed

Spurred on by the success of an effort in Georgia, the Florida Ports Council is seeking state support for an advertising effort aimed at luring cargo-shipping companies from other U.S. ports. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2015

The Chinese connection: Miami real estate agents court Chinese buyers

Last December, Miami Realtor association CEO Teresa Kinney joined a trade mission to Hong Kong sponsored by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce to pitch the city's housing market to a potentially huge source of customers — the Chinese. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2015

Keiser University is going global

Keiser University extends its reach to China, Nicaragua and beyond. Read more »
Published on 1/28/2015

Tale of two Latin Americas

Difficulties in some of the region's largest economies mean Florida businesses must 'pick and choose.' Read more »
Published on 12/26/2014

Cruise lines address ‘Been there, done that'

With more than 73 million Americans having taken a cruise, mostly in the Caribbean, straying from the beaten path is essential to continued growth for cruise companies. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2014

Trading with African companies

Changes in Africa present opportunities in Florida. Read more »
Published on 9/26/2014

Tops among foreign real estate buyers

No. 1 Florida ranks as the top market for international residential real estate sales. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2014

Looking overseas for growth

A Fort Lauderdale company does business everywhere from the Caribbean to Africa. Read more »
Published on 6/27/2014

Sealing the deal: Tupperware empowers women across the globe

Tupperware Brands makes only 14% of its sales in North America. “We are not an American company expanding internationally,” says Rick Goings, the company's CEO and chairman. “We are a global company that just happens to have its headquarters in Florida.” Read more »
Published on 5/28/2014

A lesson in diversification

SRT's work with Dubai-based Thuraya has given the Davie company a foothold in commercial satellite communication. Read more »
Published on 4/30/2014

Canadian Banks Depositing More Branches in Florida

Canadian Banks are following their customers to Florida, hoping to tap new opportunities. Read more »
Published on 2/28/2014

Economic ripples from Venezuela to Florida

A currency crackdown, surging inflation and government interference in pricing in Venezuela are likely to spill over into Florida's economy. Read more »
Published on 1/31/2014

PortMiami: Post-Panamaxed

The post-Panamax era in Florida came one step closer to reality in October, when four 25-story-tall cranes arrived at PortMiami after a nearly three-month journey from Shanghai. Read more »
Published on 12/10/2013

Vespas of the sky: Italigo Aviation LSA builds light sport aircraft

An Italian maker of small, relatively inexpensive airplanes is bringing the bulk of its manufacturing to Kissimmee, where it hopes that proximity to its largest potential markets will boost sales. Read more »
Published on 11/18/2013

Italy is stepping up its presence in Florida

On Sept. 1, the Italian Trade Commission opened a full office inside the Italian Consulate in Coral Gables. Read more »
Published on 11/7/2013

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