Business, government and civic leaders gathered on Watson Island Wednesday and some of the talk was of Cuba. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez focused not so much on newly raised flags in Washington – as he did our beaches. They have eroded terribly, and Gimenez is pushng a $40 million sand re-nourishment plan to keep Cuba’s luscious beaches from eroding our tourist base.
It was wheels down at Miami International Airport for South Florida’s first non-stop service to Middle East outside of Israel.
Nearly 60,000 people voted absentee or early on whether the Miami Dolphins should get tourist taxes for a major facelift of Sun Life Stadium.
Which would you rather have: a hometown Super Bowl or the Boat Show? That’s the calendar conflict tourism officials might face this winter.
They’re blossoming where ever you look; 20 foot roses, a pig made out of wooden blocks and a striped stick thingy. Final touches are being put on hundreds of art installations for the official opening of Art Basel this week.
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!”