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December 8, 2016

Travel & Tourism

Carnival Princess to pay record $40 million for pollution cover­up

Carnival Corp's Princess Cruise Lines will plead guilty to seven felony charges of polluting the seas and trying to cover it up, and pay a record $40 million criminal penalty, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2016

Princess Cruise Lines to pay largest-ever criminal penalty for deliberate vessel pollution

Company to pay $40 million and implement remedial measures on all Carnival Companies visiting U.S. ports Read more »
Published on 12/1/2016

Following the business: The largest theme park association moves to Orlando

The largest theme park association moves its headquarters to Orlando. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2016

Ghost story: Protecting the rare ghost orchid

A rare plant draws plenty of visitors to a state park in southwest Florida, including some who don't want to just look at it. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2016

Sea change at SeaWorld

A new management team is trying to rebuild SeaWorld. Can the iconic attraction succeed without killer whale shows? Read more »
Published on 11/28/2016

Medical tourism: Global med

Tourists have long flocked to Florida for recreation. More recently, medical facilities have become an attraction. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2016

Harvest Caye, the Caribbean's premier resort-style port of call, welcomes first guests

New destination in Southern Belize features Belize's only cruise ship pier; expansive seven acre white sand beach; 15,000 sq. ft. pool with swim up bar; multiple dining options including LandShark Bar & Grill; nature center and wildlife experiences; plus unforgettable adventure tours Read more »
Published on 11/22/2016

Florida sets another tourism record

85 million tourists visited Florida during first 9 months of 2016 Read more »
Published on 11/21/2016

48.7 million Americans to travel this Thanksgiving

1 million more travelers than last year will take to the highways, skies and seas Read more »
Published on 11/15/2016

Universal and Loews Hotels & Resorts announce the new Aventura Hotel will open in 2018

Universal's Aventura Hotel to bring affordable-chic to life at Universal Orlando Resort Read more »
Published on 11/8/2016

Virgin Cruises sets sail under new moniker "Virgin Voyages"

Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson revealed Virgin Voyages as the inspiring new identity for the company's cruise line. Read more »
Published on 10/19/2016

Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray for south Florida Ports

The Coast Guard captain of the port (COTP) set port condition X-ray for Port Miami, Miami River, Port Everglades, Port of Palm Beach, Port of Fort Pierce and all other South Florida terminals and facilities due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds of 25 mph and gusts up to 40 mph generated by Hurricane Matthew that may arrive within 48 hours. Read more »
Published on 10/4/2016

SeaWorld unveils major new attractions for 2017

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS), a leading theme park and entertainment company with 12 destination and regional theme parks, announced its extensive line-up of new attractions, shows and events for 2017. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2016

Innisfree Hotels acquires Hotel Indigo in Sarasota

New hotels under development and construction will lead to $100 million investment in coastal community. Read more »
Published on 9/8/2016

Carnival Corporation to build three new LNG-powered cruise ships with Meyer Werft and Meyer Turku

World's largest leisure travel company signs new agreement with leading German and Finnish shipbuilders to deliver two new cruise ships for Carnival Cruise Line and one new cruise ship for P&O Cruises UK through 2022 Read more »
Published on 9/7/2016

HEI Hotels and Resorts -- Notice of Data Breach

HEI Hotels & Resorts (“HEI”) recently became aware of a security incident possibly affecting the personal information of some customers who made payment card purchases at point-of-sale terminals, such as food and beverage outlets, at certain HEI managed properties. Read more »
Published on 8/15/2016

Florida hits all-time record high for tourism

Today, Gov. Rick Scott announced Florida set another record in tourism by welcoming the highest amount of visitors of any six months in the state’s history with 57.4 million visitors.... Read more »
Published on 8/12/2016

Visitors concerned about Zika but still plan to travel to Florida, UF study shows

With more than 20 cases of non-travel related Zika reported in South Florida, tourists express more concern with travel to the state but still plan to come, a new study shows. Read more »
Published on 8/11/2016

Bloom and bust: Algae takes a heavy toll on Florida tourism

The harmful algae bloom affecting some South Florida beaches has driven away half of people considering visiting the Sunshine State and could deter nearly three-fourths of those thinking of traveling to the affected counties, a new study shows. Read more »
Published on 8/5/2016

UK urges pregnant women to reconsider travel to Zika-hit Florida

British health officials have urged pregnant women to consider postponing non-essential travel to Florida after the southern U.S. state confirmed the first cases of the Zika virus that were not linked to travel. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2016

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