Articles tagged “miami”

Miami Wants Giant Mall Complex to Help It Grab Tourists From Orlando

Miami Wants Giant Mall Complex to Help It Grab Tourists From Orlando

Curt Anderson, Associated Press

The idea that this mall — indoor ski slopes, water park, and all — could make Miami competitive with Orlando on the theme park front is ludicrous. Miami has cultural riches, natural treasures, and plenty of places to shop and eat. It doesn't need more traffic jams, which this project will inevitably bring.

1 month ago

The Potential of a High-Speed Florida Train: Miami to Orlando Eventually

The Potential of a High-Speed Florida Train: Miami to Orlando Eventually

Nathan Crooks, Bloomberg

The Brightline high-speed train caters to commuters now in South Florida, but Orlando is scheduled to be a destination eventually. That has to have more than a few theme park executives excited.

1 month ago

New Convention Centers Are Pivoting Toward Trade Shows Over Consumer Events

New Convention Centers Are Pivoting Toward Trade Shows Over Consumer Events

Dan Peltier, Skift

Destinations like Miami and Anaheim aren't turning their backs on the leisure travel business that they grew up on. But they also don't want their leisure reputations to overshadow their new convention center capabilities. That means they and other destinations are following new strategies to grow business travel.

4 months ago

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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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?

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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?

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

2 years 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.

2 years ago