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Demolition of the old Grand Bay Hotel along Bayshore Drive in Coconut Grove began on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, to make way for a pair of twisting glass towers. (Source: Chuck Fadely / Miami Herald Staff)

Demolition Begins At Iconic Grove Hotel

As the walls came tumbling down on Tuesday, spectators watched and expressed mixed feelings about the demolition of the iconic Grand Bay Hotel in Coconut Grove.

CBS Miami–01/23/2013

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All Things BCS Good For S. Florida Businesses

MIAMI (CBS4) - South Florida is preparing to host the BCS Championship game for the first time since 2009. The national title match-up pits Alabama against Notre Dame at Sun Life Stadium Monday, January 7. While […]

CBS4–01/03/2013

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Sandy To Have Long-Term Effects On Florida Tourism

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.

CBS4–10/31/2012

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Overseas Tourists Flocking To Florida; Spending Is Up

Strong economies, especially in Latin America, led overseas tourists to flock to Florida in recent months.

CBS Miami–08/18/2012

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Tourism Numbers Up For 1st Quarter

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.

CBS4–05/17/2012

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Travelocity, Broward Settle In Tourist Tax Lawsuit

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.

05/14/2012

(Source: CBS4) An aerial view of Miami Beach and the boats gathered for the Miami International Boat Show 2011

South Florida High Season Arrives With Boat & Art Shows

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.

CBS4–02/17/2012

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Obama Pushes Tourism Changes In Florida

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.

CBS4–01/19/2012

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Wrestlemania Impact Could Be Huge

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.

CBS4–10/24/2011

A view of the South Beach area of Miami Beach as local residents and tourists enjoy a day at the beach. (Source: AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Florida’s Tourism Numbers Were Hot, Hot, Hot This Summer

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!”

CBS4–08/31/2011

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