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August 21, 2017

Travel & Tourism

Florida Sets All-Time Tourism Record in First Half of 2017

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida set another record by welcoming the highest number of visitors of any six months in the state's history with 60.7 million visitors, according to VISIT FLORIDA. This represents a 4.1 percent increase over the same period in 2016, and includes 53.2 million domestic visitors, 5.3 million overseas visitors and 2.2 million Canadian visitors. Read more »
Published on 8/15/2017

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. Reports Second Quarter and First Half 2017 Results

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS), a leading theme park and entertainment company, today reported its financial results for the second quarter and first half of 2017. Read more »
Published on 8/8/2017

Wyndham Worldwide Announces Plan to Become Two Publicly Traded Hospitality Companies

Wyndham Hotel Group to Become Pure-Play Hotel Company; Wyndham Vacation Ownership Will Be World's Largest Publicly Traded Timeshare Business Read more »
Published on 8/3/2017

Norwegian Cruise Line Enhances Summer 2018 Deployment In Alaska And The Caribbean

New for 2018, Norwegian Sun will reposition to Port Canaveral and offer all-inclusive four day cruises to Havana, Cuba and Key West, and three-day cruises to the Bahamas. Read more »
Published on 7/13/2017

Panama City Beach Reports Record-Breaking Tourism for May

Fourth consecutive month of double-digit growth Read more »
Published on 7/12/2017

Head to head: The Universal/Disney battle heats up

For nearly a decade now, Walt Disney World and Universal have been engaged in an increasingly expensive arms race. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2017

U.S. Supreme Court revives Trump travel ban order

The Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his temporary bans on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees to go into effect for people with no connection to the United States while agreeing to hear his appeals in the closely watched legal fight. Read more »
Published on 6/26/2017

Trump to limit Cuba travel, restrict business deals with military: U.S. officials

President Donald Trump on Friday will announce a plan to tighten rules on Americans traveling to Cuba and significantly restrict U.S. companies from doing business with Cuban enterprises controlled by the military, senior White House officials said on Thursday. Read more »
Published on 6/16/2017

A mall theme-park in Miami-Dade?

Trust Miami to attract the latest jaw-dropping real estate project to Florida. Read more »
Published on 5/24/2017

CEO of Visit Florida makes case why defunding agency will cost Florida thousands of jobs

Ken Lawson, CEO of Visit Florida, makes a case why defunding the agency will cost Florida thousands of jobs. Below is a letter he sent to Florida Trend: Read more »
Published on 4/26/2017

Airbnb Announces Florida Spring Training Economic Impact Results

Airbnb Florida announced the economic impacts of home sharing during Spring Training in Florida. Read more »
Published on 4/13/2017

On Call International Reveals the Best U.S. Cities for Business Travel

New study from travel risk management provider ranks major cities based on several key factors that contribute to a seamless business travel experience Read more »
Published on 3/31/2017

Port Everglades and Royal Caribbean Sign MOU

Broward County's Port Everglades has negotiated a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that provides the framework for a new long-term business agreement with Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. (RCL) that will include complete, customized renovations of the Port's Cruise Terminal 25 targeted for completion by October 31, 2018. Read more »
Published on 3/15/2017

Travel Trends Index: International travel to the U.S. sets multi-year record in January

But the U.S. Travel Association warns that January numbers were before before President Trump's travel ban. Read more »
Published on 3/14/2017

Brightline expands management team ahead of launch, Announces New CEO Dave Howard

Michael Reininger to Lead New Development Opportunities; Patrick Goddard Named Brightline COO Read more »
Published on 3/9/2017

Carnival Corporation's exhaust gas cleaning technology installed on 60 percent of fleet

World's largest leisure travel company on track to expand its breakthrough environmental technology to more than 85 vessels across its global fleet through 2020 Read more »
Published on 2/28/2017

Carnival Sensation Undergoes Extensive Renovation That Adds Exciting Food and Beverage Options, New ‘Camp Ocean' Play Space

Carnival Sensation has undergone a multi-million-dollar renovation and emerged with a variety of popular food and beverage concepts, as well as a new nautical-themed children's play area. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2017

Gov. Scott: Florida sets another tourism record

112.8 million tourists visited Florida in 2016 Read more »
Published on 2/16/2017

Florida's Airbnb hosts earned $273 million, welcomed 1.5 million people in 2016

Airbnb, the Sunshine State's leading community driven hospitality company, announced today that its Florida host community earned a combined $273 million in supplemental income while welcoming approximately 1.5 million people to the state in 2016. Read more »
Published on 12/21/2016

Tourism-friendly policies from D.C. can grow Florida

As our re-elected and newly elected lawmakers take office, we hope they will continue to support Florida's largest industry and the lifeblood of our state: travel and tourism. Read more »
Published on 12/9/2016

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