Articles tagged “miami”

Miami Is a Cautionary Tale for Airbnb Regulation

Miami Is a Cautionary Tale for Airbnb Regulation

David Smiley, Miami Herald/Associated Press

This is exactly why it's so difficult to enact regulations on short-term rentals that essentially, well, keep everyone happy.

7 months ago

Court Decision Gives Airbnb a Temporary Win in Miami

Court Decision Gives Airbnb a Temporary Win in Miami

Associated Press

A judge's decision to block Miami's attempt to clamp down on short-terms rentals isn't likely the end of the story. Still, Airbnb hosts appreciate the reprieve.

7 months ago

Miami’s Mayor Wants Tougher Regulations on Airbnb

Miami’s Mayor Wants Tougher Regulations on Airbnb

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press

As much as Airbnb says it wants to work with cities, we always have to wonder: Why isn't it doing more to comply and/or enforce existing laws, too?

8 months ago

Wellness Tourism Means Secondary Activities For Most Global Travelers

Wellness Tourism Means Secondary Activities For Most Global Travelers

Dan Peltier, Skift

As more brands design properties and programs with the health-conscious traveler in mind, they should remember that many guests want wellness to be only one aspect of their stay rather than the main attraction.

9 months ago

Miami Points Its Finger at Zika to Blame for Poor Hotel Tax Revenue in 2016

Miami Points Its Finger at Zika to Blame for Poor Hotel Tax Revenue in 2016

Associated Press

The stronger dollar likely was another negative factor in addition to Zika.

10 months ago

Miami’s Little Havana Is Declared a ‘National Treasure’ to Aid Preservation

Miami’s Little Havana Is Declared a ‘National Treasure’ to Aid Preservation

Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press

Miami has been pushing to drive tourism to its off-the-beach cultural destinations, and a "national treasure" designation could help raise the profile of Little Havana. But will a title from a nonprofit organization lead to smart, preservation-minded development in the area?

10 months ago

Miami to Open $305 Million Science Museum With Some Hotel-Bed Tax Funding

Miami to Open $305 Million Science Museum With Some Hotel-Bed Tax Funding

Curt Anderson, Associated Press

The science museum has struggled to get as much financial support as it needed. With public money making up some of the difference, the institution needs smart outreach and marketing to help visitor numbers meet expectations.

11 months ago

Weeks After One Neighborhood Was Cleared, Miami Has a New Zika Zone

Weeks After One Neighborhood Was Cleared, Miami Has a New Zika Zone

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press

This new neighborhood in Miami, known as Little River, is less of a tourist draw than Wynwood or especially Miami Beach. But the identification of another Zika zone — and the CDC suggestion that pregnant women consider postponing non-essential travel to the entire county — is bad news for Miami-Dade.

1 year ago

Miami’s Popular Wynwood Arts District is Cleared of Zika

Miami’s Popular Wynwood Arts District is Cleared of Zika

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press

Miami's hottest tourism area took a big hit from Zika, but intensive spraying and public education seems to have had an impact. However, the same tactics will potentially have less impact in Miami Beach where cases of Zika persist.

1 year ago

Miami Business Owners Miss Tourists, Want Zika Warnings to End

Miami Business Owners Miss Tourists, Want Zika Warnings to End

Associated Press

Local officials have worked hard to address the Zika threat, but fear by some locals and failure by the U.S. House of Representatives to provide funding have made matters more difficult.

1 year ago

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

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

Curt Anderson and Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press

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.

1 year ago

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

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

Greg Oates, Skift

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.

1 year ago