Articles tagged “key west”

Coronavirus

Hotels in U.S. Vacation Markets Scramble for Workers Ahead of Booming Summer

Increasing the allotments to international worker visa programs like H-2B and J-1 will barely help the hotel labor shortage crisis in vacation markets. Longer-term solutions, like marketing hotel careers early to students, need to be implemented to achieve any real change.

Hotels in U.S. Vacation Markets Scramble for Workers Ahead of Booming Summer

Cruises

Key West’s Big Ship Ban Signals a Major Shift Ahead for Cruise Tourism

In an unprecedented citizen-led push against mass cruise tourism during a time of undertourism, Key West voters boldly chose to protect the environment and public health. It’s sparked hope for change across similarly challenged port communities, but at a time when destinations are desperate for tourism. What's for sure: the “reset” conversation is no longer just talk.

Key West’s Big Ship Ban Signals a Major Shift Ahead for Cruise Tourism

Tourism

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

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.

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

Tourism

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

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.

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

Airlines

Cuba Travel Spurs Key West Airport To Expand Customs Facility

Key West International Airport isn't JFK but it is getting the Cuba travel bug nonetheless and wants to handle 70 international travelers per hour, up from the current 10.

Cuba Travel Spurs Key West Airport To Expand Customs Facility

Tourism

First Commercial Flight in 50 Years Between Key West and Havana Takes Off

No doubt the politicians in Miami who have made a career out of failed anti-Cuba rhetoric will come out swinging against this.

Hotels

Florida Hotel Rates More Than Double During New Year’s Eve

Airlines and hotels are cashing in on the busy travel period while preparing for a slow January. Travelers on budget can find significant price cuts by postponing trips to sun-soaked destinations for a few more weeks.

Florida Hotel Rates More Than Double During New Year’s Eve

Cruises

Business Owners and Conservationists Battle Over New Key West Cruise Port

Key West's story of catering to big cruise companies for an economic boost is not uncommon. The controversy between locals and business owners who rely on tourism is being played out across the Caribbean.

Business Owners and Conservationists Battle Over New Key West Cruise Port