Articles tagged “florida”

Florida Addresses Its Business Travel Slump by Adding Leisure to the Mix

Florida Addresses Its Business Travel Slump by Adding Leisure to the Mix

Dan Peltier, Skift

Florida probably has a better chance than most states to convince business travelers to turn into tourists for a couple days, but it will also take more employers to give the thumbs up to this trend.

3 weeks ago

Extreme Weather Is Making It Harder for Some Tourism Workers to Live Near Their Jobs

Extreme Weather Is Making It Harder for Some Tourism Workers to Live Near Their Jobs

Christopher Flavelle, Bloomberg

As many destinations recover and rebuild from violent storms brought on by climate change, tourism workers are increasingly getting left behind.

2 months ago

Trump Administration Grants Florida a Reprieve From Offshore Drilling

Trump Administration Grants Florida a Reprieve From Offshore Drilling

Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Bloomberg

Would this exemption have been given if President Trump didn't own, and spend a lot of his time, at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach? Whatever the reason, it's good news for Florida and its tourism industry.

5 months ago

Florida Beach Access Imperiled in Clash With Panhandle Landowners

Florida Beach Access Imperiled in Clash With Panhandle Landowners

Eric Staats, Melissa Nelson Gabriel and Thaddeus Mast, Associated Press

Who will will the turf war on Florida beaches between landowners and vacationers trying to spread out their towels to enjoy some fun in the sun? The courts will have to figure it out, and there will be big tourism dollars at risk in the outcome.

7 months ago

Florida’s Tourism Growth is Still on Track Despite Hurricane Irma Hurdle

Florida’s Tourism Growth is Still on Track Despite Hurricane Irma Hurdle

Associated Press

Even if Florida's tourism growth remains solid and the state makes its target for this year, are tourists actually coming back to the areas hardest hit by Irma that need tourism dollars to recover?

7 months ago

Visit Florida Faces Uphill Fight to Woo Back Canadians

Visit Florida Faces Uphill Fight to Woo Back Canadians

Dan Peltier, Skift

Money talks no matter where you're from. More of Visit Florida's partners will need to dish out deeper deals if the state wants to get serious about presenting itself as affordable to Canadians when, in reality, popular attractions like Disney World only get more expensive.

8 months ago

Key West Florida Gets Its Iconic Symbol Back After Hurricane Irma Damage

Key West Florida Gets Its Iconic Symbol Back After Hurricane Irma Damage

Associated Press

Sometimes storm recovery involves more than just repairing roofs and power lines. Restoring a place's sense of identity must be part of the healing process, as well.

8 months ago

Key West Signals Slow Recovery With First Cruise Ship Arrival Since Hurricane Irma

Key West Signals Slow Recovery With First Cruise Ship Arrival Since Hurricane Irma

Associated Press

Many cruise ships are floating cities and the lines don't need to worry about repairing and restoring hotels, electricity, flights and running water after a major storm. The arrival is a good sign for Key West, but for the time being, the kind of experiences cruise passengers have onshore likely won't be the same as pre-Irma.

9 months ago

Hurricane-Hit Destinations Are Providing Updates for Tourists

Hurricane-Hit Destinations Are Providing Updates for Tourists

Associated Press

Some destinations affected by recent storms will be off limits to travelers for an unknown amount of time, while others are already welcoming visitors back. Travelers looking to go to Florida or the Caribbean should do their research before planning a trip.

9 months ago

Florida Keys Tells Vacationers Not to Visit as Destinations Still Reeling After Hurricane Irma

Florida Keys Tells Vacationers Not to Visit as Destinations Still Reeling After Hurricane Irma

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Many Caribbean destinations were untouched or are back to normal while others are really hurting after Hurricane Irma. But with the Florida Keys and some Caribbean tourism officials telling travelers to postpone their trips it's evident that recovery will take an extended period in some places.

9 months ago

Hurricane Irma: Travel Industry Live Updates

Hurricane Irma: Travel Industry Live Updates

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Harvey are taking a great human toll throughout the Caribbean and the United States, as has the earthquake in Mexico. Here's how the travel industry is responding.

9 months ago

Hurricane Irma Is Poised to Erode Florida Beaches all Over Again

Hurricane Irma Is Poised to Erode Florida Beaches all Over Again

Eric Roston, Bloomberg

Beach erosion won't be the top concern if Hurricane Irma deals a direct blow to Florida. But the condition of the coast will be a long-term issue for the tourism-fueled state.

9 months ago