October 27, 2021

Travel & Tourism

Florida's cruise industry prepares for what is shaping up to be a record-setting 2022

By all appearances, cruise lines won't have to do much to entice their traditional customers back on board as they resume sailing. Read more »
Published on 7/30/2021

Key West residents clash with cruise industry, Legislature and governor over cruise restrictions

A month after Florida went on COVID-19 lockdown, Will Benson took his wife and two young children out on his skiff for a quarantine break. Read more »
Published on 7/30/2021

Online travel search engine Kayak expands with its own tech-driven Miami Beach hotel

The 52-room Kayak Miami Beach, which recently opened in a 1934 Art Deco building, functions as a test lab and showcase for the company's new app-based hotel management system... Read more »
Published on 6/29/2021

'Life's Rewards,' an eight-episode series on Amazon Prime, YouTube and GoUSA TV, films at Don CeSar Resort

'Life's Rewards' tells the story of a well-off New Yorker named Dan who loses his money but, thanks to hotel points he'd accumulated, finds refuge at the Don CeSar Resort in St. Pete Beach. Read more »
Published on 6/29/2021

JaxPort's deepening project is already paying off

The project calls for deepening Jacksonville's shipping channel from the current 40-foot depth to 47 feet. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2021

A project at Port Tampa Bay creates a habitat for birds

A busy port unavoidably creates environmental impacts — and it's Chris Cooley's job at Port Tampa Bay to minimize those impacts. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2021

PortMiami is moving ahead with $280 million in projects

Amid uncertainty over when the cruise industry will rebound from COVID-19, work is underway on expanding and upgrading cruise facilities at PortMiami. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2021

Laura Kelley of the Central Florida Expressway Authority talks expressway projects

When COVID-19 hit last year, the Central Florida Expressway Authority took advantage of the slower traffic... Read more »
Published on 4/28/2021

Orlando's new south terminal blends high-tech systems with Florida ambience

Carl Langford, who was mayor of Orlando from 1967 to 1980 and was instrumental in securing the land where Orlando International Airport... Read more »
Published on 4/28/2021

Transportation updates from around the state

Monroe County officials are moving forward with a planned upgrade of concourse A at Key West International Airport. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2021

Ports in Pensacola and Panama City report robust business

Despite the economic and logistical challenges presented by the COVID-19 outbreak, Northwest Florida's two maritime ports continue to post solid growth in both revenue and cargo tonnage. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2021

Miami Beach is getting new underwater art project: The ReefLine

The ReefLine, an underwater public sculpture park, snorkel trail and artificial reef about 900 feet offshore. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2021

Orlando Welcomes Visitors with New, Enhanced Theme Parks & Attraction Safety Measures

Orlando's world-famous theme parks began welcoming visitors in reduced capacity while ensuring safety is at the forefront. Read more »
Published on 6/17/2020

Global Tourism, Trade Drive Region's Riches

When regional train service Virgin Trains USA expands its route from South Florida to Orlando in 2022, it will be poised to elevate the region's already record-breaking international traffic. Read more »
Published on 11/7/2019

Virgin Trains breaks ground on Orlando expansion

Virgin Trains broke ground today on the nation's largest privately funded infrastructure project to expand passenger rail service to Orlando. Read more »
Published on 6/24/2019

Allegiant Air expanding into resort business

Allegiant, which built its business shuttling tourists between small cities and secondary airports ... Read more »
Published on 4/26/2019

Setting the pace: New Disney contract raises wages to $15 an hour

Disney raises wages to $15 an hour. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2018

Cheaper travel to Miami from South America

A young Miami entrepreneur's website brings affordable travel options to South America. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2018

Airbnb Announces Significant Expansion of Hurricane Michael Open Homes Program

Airbnb today substantially expanded the activation zone for its Open Homes Program to aid residents of the Southeast forced to evacuate from their homes in connection with Hurricane Michael, as well as relief workers arriving to provide assistance. Read more »
Published on 10/12/2018

Report: Rural Florida Experiencing Explosive Airbnb Growth

Airbnb, the Sunshine State's leading community-driven hospitality company, announced today that Floridians in rural counties earned $24.7 million in supplemental income while welcoming 125,000 guests through the Airbnb vacation rental platform over the past 12 months, representing a remarkable 110% rate of year-over-year growth. Read more »
Published on 9/24/2018

73% of Floridians to Take a Fall Vacation

Fall foliage, cool weather, and low prices attract post-summer travelers Read more »
Published on 9/21/2018

All-New Nighttime Fireworks Spectacular to Replace IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth as Part of the Transformation of Epcot

After nearly 20 years of delighting Epcot guests through music, fireworks, fire torches and more, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth will be ending in the second half of 2019. Read more »
Published on 9/18/2018

Busch Gardens: Get ready to #takeonTigris!

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay brings a new level of excitement with FLORIDA'S TALLEST LAUNCH COASTER to open spring 2019. Read more »
Published on 9/13/2018

Florida Continues to Break Visitation Records

65.5­­ million visitors came to Florida in first half of 2018 Read more »
Published on 9/13/2018

The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club Acquired by SCG Hospitality

SCG Hospitality, LLC is pleased to announce its acquisition of the historic 362-room Vinoy® Renaissance Resort & Golf Club in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, a venerable resort hotel located on the Tampa Bay waterfront, along with an adjacent marina and an 18-hole golf course. Read more »
Published on 8/29/2018

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Connecting businesses with an untapped workforce
Connecting businesses with an untapped workforce

Allison Chase of The Able Trust outlines the organization's mission, champions the connection of businesses to Florida's "untapped talent pool," and draws awareness to "invisible" disabilities.
 

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