Articles tagged “florida”

The Most Visited U.S. States Spent Less to Market to Travelers Last Year

For some states coming in under budget is good news and for others the smaller spending signifies problems that marketing organizations are having. For now, most provisional tourism budgets increased for fiscal year 2016 and we'll soon see what impact that's had on travelers.

2 weeks ago

As Florida Finds Zika in Local Mosquitoes, New Poll Shows Travel Could Be Affected

While the latest development — the discovery of mosquitoes carrying Zika — is not shocking, it's a fresh round of headlines for a destination that would rather see the issue fade away. A new poll showing wariness about travel to areas with the virus brings more bad news.

4 weeks ago

Miami’s Wynwood Neighborhood Is Taking a Brutal Tourism Hit Due to Zika Fears

Maybe a silver lining to Zika's toll on Wynwood is that the district is getting a huge amount of global press that could pay off when everything is back to normal.

4 weeks ago

Tourism Stakeholders Are Staying Calm as Zika Spreads in Florida

For now, things are stable for hotels and cruise lines in South Florida. If the Zika virus continues to spread during the period leading up to the winter, which is the area's peak tourism period, this may quickly change.

1 month ago

Zika Not a Long-Term Threat Argue Miami Tourism Leaders

The challenge for Miami officials is that potential visitors don't discern between high infection-risk neighborhoods and "safe" ones. They just see a potential health crisis in Miami.

1 month ago

Miami Beach Zika Fears Increase as CDC Issues Travel Warning

Visitors won't distinguish between neighborhoods in Miami, they will just avoid it altogether.

1 month ago

Florida Visitor Numbers Hit Record Highs Before Zika Outbreak

Florida tourism had been on a roll before the shootings in Orlando and the Zika outbreak. So far the spread of Zika in Miami hasn't had much impact 225 miles away on theme park attendance at Disney and Universal Studios in Orlando.

2 months ago

CDC Issues Zika Travel Warning for Popular Miami Neighborhood

It may be a small number of cases, but it's enough that Miami tourism officials should be worried.

2 months ago

Florida Officials Hustling to Prevent Zika-Weary Travelers From Canceling

The summer of Zika is threatening to disrupt destinations from Brazil to Florida.

2 months ago

Visit Florida and Pitbull Want You to Know About the State’s ‘Sexy Beaches’

Sometimes it's the terrible ideas that work. We'll see if this works.

2 months ago

Florida’s Tourism Emerges From Review Process With Governor’s Blessing

Tourism boards need the backing of government officials who understand that showing people how to have fun in a destination is part of the marketing process.

4 months ago

Visit St. Pete Clearwater Spends $2.5 Million on Marketing Campaign

Visit St. Pete/Clearwater spent $2.5 million on an advertising campaign to entice winter-weary northerners to vacation in this Florida destination. The tourism board could afford to get very creative in its creative to spur visitations.

6 months ago