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May 4, 2016

Travel & Tourism

In the bag: Handling luggage on a grand scale

Starting with valet parking, Craig Mateer expanded into handling luggage -- now on a grand scale. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2016

In the market for a 14-bedroom home?

All Star caters to a growing market for mega-home vacation rentals. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2016

Virgin berths: Creating a cruise line for Virgin Group

In a suburban office building near Fort Lauderdale, a small group of executives is creating a cruise line from scratch as part of the Virgin Group. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2016

All cylinders: St. Johns grows its base beyond tourism

The historic sites of St. Augustine and the golf resorts of Ponte Vedra Beach make tourism a driving force in the St. Johns County economy. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2016

Accommodations and Restaurants

Industry interviews, charts, profiles and a by-the-numbers sector overview. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2016

MIA is Miami-Dade's biggest economic engine

A look at the economic impact of Miami International Airport – by the numbers. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2016

Florida had a record 105 million tourists in 2015

This is the fifth consecutive record year for tourism in Florida. The 2015 numbers were up 6.6 percent over 2014. Read more »
Published on 2/18/2016

Florida leaders react to the record 105 million tourists in 2015

Today, Florida business leaders applauded Governor Scott's announcement thatFlorida set another record in tourism by welcoming 105 million visitors in 2015, according to VISIT FLORIDA. Read more »
Published on 2/18/2016

Miami Beach: Business in the Sunshine

Miami Beach spans seven square miles stretching from Government Cut through North Beach seven miles to the north — bordered by the Atlantic to the east and Biscayne Bay to the west. Since its founding more than a century ago, Miami Beach perhaps has best been known as a sun, sand and surf destination. Today, city leaders are squarely focused on the future. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2015

AAA: Number of holiday travelers expected to top 100 million for the first time

Nearly one in three Americans to take a holiday trip this year Read more »
Published on 12/16/2015

State of the cruise industry - outlook

Continued evolution of cruise travel drives industry growth Read more »
Published on 12/3/2015

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

Cuba's economic backbone

Cuba's economy is based on four mainstays: 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

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

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

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