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April 25, 2018

Travel & Tourism

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

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

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

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

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

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

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