December 17, 2014

Dining & Travel

A Tourism Complex

Along Osceola Parkway near Shingle Creek, construction gets under way this year on 1,000 acres that will become home to Legacy Resort. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2006

High & Dry

In Broward County, boating is king. The county's marine industry is Florida's largest, generating 109,000 jobs and accounting for 29% of all statewide sales. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2006

The Best from the Best

When the managers of Florida's finest resorts hit the road, where do they stay? Read more »
Published on 2/1/2006

In the Groove

Paul Mattison, the superchef till 2001 of the much-mourned Golden Spoon-winning Summerhouse on Siesta Key, lost no time getting his groove back. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2006

Signs of Inflation

Look for business travel costs to increase this year, industry watchers say. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2006

Travel Briefs - Jan. 2006

Online Bookings, Travel Rating Service, Marineland, SeaWorld, Universal Studios, Cypress Gardens. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2006

Packing Them In

Local experts predict the pace of tourism in Florida will likely eclipse the rest of the nation, which is expected to see growth of about 2% this year. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2006

Full Plate

The four hurricanes that swept through the state in 2005 put a strain on many eating establishments in hard-hit regions. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2006

High-Wire Act

Cirque du Soleil, the Montreal-based circus, wants to bring its act to Miami Beach. Permanently. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2006

Little Palm, Lot of Dough

At the five-acre Little Palm Island Resort off the coast of the lower Keys, a cool million gets you, for a weekend, exclusive use of all 30 guest suites and much, much, much more. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2006

Vaulting Into the Hall

The happenings that are Heilman's vaulted straight into the Golden Spoon Hall of Fame this year. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2006

Florida's Best Restaurants

Many favorites have fallen victim to the hurricanes; others are finding ways to survive and even thrive. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2005

A Hole in 18

18 Florida leaders tell Florida Trend magazine about their favorite golf holes. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2005

Room Service

Even before the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center opened in Kissimmee, its creators were planning a technological tool they said would revolutionize the hotel experience for meetings and conventions. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2005

Trendsetters - Nov. 2005

D.T. Minich, Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau; Rob Higgins, Tampa Bay Sports Commission; marathon organizers Steven Tebon, Lisette Riveron and Cate Boyett. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2005

Making Room

When Daryl Cronk presents third-quarter hotel occupancy and revenue figures for metro Orlando, he has to add a footnote. The numbers have been skewed for the second year in a row by hurricane evacuees. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2005

The Food From Spain Falls Very Far From Plain

Versailles, Miami; Columbia Restaurants; Vizcaya Restaurante, Tampa; Spanish River Grill, New Smyrna Beach; Cabana Las Palmas, West Palm Beach; Cabana El Rey, Delray Beach. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2005

Obstacles

From 1999 to 2004, tourism from the U.K. edged up nominally. But the number of visitors from key eurozone nations dropped a drastic 28%, accounting for 246,000 fewer visitors. What gives? Read more »
Published on 10/1/2005

Driving Ambition

The France family of Daytona turned NASCAR and International Speedway Corp. into a national phenomenon, but the caution flag is out as they try to expand into Seattle and New York. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2005

Tourist Tug-of-War

The trick for Florida tourism officials is to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience -- over and over again. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2005

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