According to Florida tourism officials, Hurricane Sandy’s impact on Florida’s beaches extends beyond beach erosion. Fewer tourists are expected at the state’s beaches means a dampened tourism season.
Strong economies, especially in Latin America, led overseas tourists to flock to Florida in recent months.
The came from Canada, Great Britain and Brazil. They came from France, Fiji and dozens of other countries.
They played at our theme parks, sunned themselves on our beaches and spent tons of money.
They’ve been fighting for years and haven’t solved anything in a dispute over tourist development taxes, but online travel company Travelocity has been dropped from a lawsuit by Broward County without admitting it owes taxes, after paying Broward County $400 thousand to make the lawsuit go away.
South Florida is jam packed with people this weekend ready to enjoy our great weather and great events as we kick off our busiest time of year with a weekend full of pricey boats and plenty of art.
President Barack Obama is in the Sunshine State Thursday to promote his new tourism initiative and to get a jump on the Republican presidential candidates who are about to overwhelm the state ahead of January 31.
Wrestlemania XXVIII, set for April 1, 2012 at Sun Life Stadium, could become a financial shot-in-the-arm the area desperately needs with no Super Bowls scheduled in South Florida for the next five years.
Florida has had to keep a wary eye on some hurricanes and tropical storms this summer, but the word from tourists has been “Bring on the tropical drinks!”
Despite high unemployment and post-recessionary blues, more people have visited the Sunshine State this year than last.
Coral Gables police are investigating the circumstances that left two people in extremely critical condition after they were hit by car near the intersection of LeJeune Road and Bird Road.