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December 1, 2015

Travel & Tourism

Florida continues all-time tourism record

Florida on pace for fifth consecutive record year with over 79.1 million visitors in first three quarters of 2015 Read more »
Published on 11/19/2015

Marriott to buy Starwood to create world's biggest hotel chain

­Marriott International Inc will buy Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc for $12.2 billion to create the world's largest hotel chain with top brands including Sheraton, Ritz Carlton and the Autograph Collection. Read more »
Published on 11/16/2015

Global cruise industry contributed $7.95 billion to Florida's economy in 2014

The $7.95 billion number is up 8.4 percent in one year. Florida ranks first in state economic benefits from cruise industry. Read more »
Published on 10/20/2015

37.2 million Americans planning a Memorial Day getaway

Strong economy and low gas prices drive 4.7 percent increase in holiday travel over 2014 Read more »
Published on 5/11/2015

Bullets before breakfast: Ma Barker's house is for sale

The house where Ma Barker died 80 years ago is being offered to the state. The price: $1 million Read more »
Published on 4/28/2015

The Cuba Factor: A first person account

Florida Trend reporter Jason Garcia traveled to Cuba in light of President Obama's decision to normalize relations with the island nation. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2015

Cuba's economic backbone

Cuba's economy is based on four mainstays: Read more »
Published on 4/28/2015

Florida food worth worshipping

When two of the biggest food trends collide -- the booming demand for local ingredients and big-city celebrity chefs -- it's joyous confusion. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2015

Big top for the BigTop: Feld Entertainment finds a home in Manatee County

Feld Entertainment finds a home in Manatee County spacious enough to house its giant productions. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2015

Theme park wizards

Just a few years ago, Universal was struggling. Now on an expansion tear led by Harry Potter, the resort is reshaping the theme park world in Orlando. Read more »
Published on 1/28/2015

Florida tourism: Briefs & stats

Briefs include: Cruises to Cuba, an update on BP oil spill settlements, and shakeups at SeaWorld Entertainment. Read more »
Published on 1/28/2015

Charting a New Course on Cuba

Today, the United States is taking historic steps to chart a new course in our relations with Cuba and to further engage and empower the Cuban people. Read more »
Published on 12/17/2014

Crystal Lagoons builds projects in Florida

A Chilean company called Crystal Lagoons hopes four projects in Florida will help it establish recreational lagoons as a real estate amenity in the U.S. market. Read more »
Published on 11/26/2014

Universal Studios' high-crime zone incentive money grab

While legal, the theme park's use of an anti-crime incentives program isn't sitting well with sponsors of the bill. Read more »
Published on 11/26/2014

What will be on Florida's tables in 2015?

Smaller plates, better vegetarian/vegan offerings and more farm-to-table food. Read more »
Published on 11/24/2014

Miami-Dade is a hotbed for international hotel brands

With a steady stream of international tourists contributing to record occupancy rates and revenue per room, investors, new hotel brands and international hospitality companies are buying and developing hotels in Miami-Dade at a fever pitch. Read more »
Published on 9/26/2014

Belgian food and drink takes center stage in Florida

Just as Belgium broke into the World Cup quarterfinals, Belgian chefs have begun to put their best food forward, with a clear Belgian imprimatur. Read more »
Published on 9/26/2014

Driving for dough in Florida's golf resort industry

Sheila Johnson's big move into Florida's golf resort industry began with a cold call. A broker called the co-founder of Black Entertainment Television to gauge her interest in buying one of Florida's best-known golf retreats, the struggling Innisbrook Resort near Tampa. Read more »
Published on 9/26/2014

Disney places its bets

The theme park giant is funneling money to candidates who back Sen. Joe Negron for Senate president. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2014

More Florida visitors pay off with jobs

Florida TaxWatch quantifies the jobs created by increased Florida tourism. Read more »
Published on 8/4/2014

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