Articles tagged “florida”

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Brightline Carried Record Number of Passengers on Its Trains in 2022

Private passenger rail operator Brightline carried a record 1.23 million passengers last year, the railroad's first full year of operations since 2019. The number, which the railroad released in a monthly financial disclosure on Wednesday, represents a nearly 22 percent increase in ridership from three years earlier before the Covid-19 pandemic. On the financial side…

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Brightline to Open 2 New South Florida Train Stations Before Christmas

More Floridians will have access to passenger rail this Christmas with private rail operator Brightline set to open two new stations on December 21. The stations are on Brightline's existing South Florida rail line at Aventura, which is located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, and Boca Raton. Aventura and Boca Raton are the first new…

Tourism

Florida Tourism Wants to Reassure Visitors

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Florida’s tourism concerns, IHG’s good news and bad news, and Amazon’s Hawaiian Air investment.

Florida Tourism Wants to Reassure Visitors

Tourism

Florida Lets Tourists Know It’s Still Open for Business

While Hurricane Ian left its physical mark on a few destinations in Florida, it delivered a media image scar much wider in geographic scope that will be a challenge to overcome.

Florida Lets Tourists Know It’s Still Open for Business

Tourism

How One Florida County Is Confronting the Tourism Hit From Hurricane Ian

“What Hurricane Ian was not able to wash away, though, is our resilience." Those are the words of hope from one tourism official in Lee County along Florida's Gulf Coast. It will take every bit of that resilience to restore the region's once-thriving tourism trade.

How One Florida County Is Confronting the Tourism Hit From Hurricane Ian

Tourism

Hurricane Ian Demolishes Popular Tourist Getaway in Florida

Facing a disaster recovery expected to cost tens of billions of dollars, Florida's tourism sector awaits a long rebuilding process.

Hurricane Ian Demolishes Popular Tourist Getaway in Florida

Tourism

Hurricane Ian Delivers Costly Blow to Florida Resorts and Hotels

Insurers predict Hurricane Ian will be the costliest storm since 1992, with extensive damage to hotels and resorts, on top of the many homes wrecked.

Hurricane Ian Delivers Costly Blow to Florida Resorts and Hotels

Skift Meetings

Events Cancel as Hurricane Ian Intensifies

A slew of meetings and conventions planned for Florida this week had to cancel as Hurricane Ian barrels toward the state. 

Events Cancel as Hurricane Ian Intensifies

Hotels

Europe’s Hotels Brace for Energy Crisis

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at the impact of Europe’s energy crisis on hotels, Florida’s push to market new attractions, and Israel’s lure for U.S. airlines.

Europe’s Hotels Brace for Energy Crisis

Tourism

Visit Florida Embraces Marketing More Than Just Beaches and Disney

Early estimates suggest Florida is having a remarkable tourism recovery. The state's promoters said recent ads that highlight the state's lesser-known offerings, such as Michelin-starred restaurants and adventure tourism, contributed to the recovery.

Visit Florida Embraces Marketing More Than Just Beaches and Disney