Despite Tragic Headlines, Orlando Tourism Grew In 2016 Visitors to Orlando - Florida's theme-park mecca- continued to grow last year, despite tragic headlines coming out of the area. The numbers are something that enabled Orlando to keep its bragging rights as the most visited destination in the United States, tourism officials said Thursday.
Tourism Leader Warns Budget Cut Could Cost JobsFlorida's tourism marketing chief says thousands of people may be out of a job across the state as he implored lawmakers to reconsider a funding cute for the agency.
Speaker Offers Money For Visit Florida... With ConditionsHouse Speaker Richard Corcoran is willing to allow Visit Florida to remain alive, at one-third the funding sought by Gov. Rick Scott and with a list of conditions attached.
Florida Hit New Tourism High In 2016 Despite a couple of hurricanes and the Zika outbreak, Florida had another record-setting year for tourism in 2016.
Gov. Scott Continues To Push For Tourism DollarsDespite heavy opposition from House leaders, Governor Rick Scott continues his push to spend tax dollars on business incentives and tourism marketing.
Miami's Little Havana Gains "National Treasure" Label A group looking to preserve a piece of history have their sights set on Miami's Little Havana - the epicenter of the Cuban diaspora.
Florida's Tourism Agency To Pay $73K After 'Mr. 305' Controversy Florida's tourism agency is paying its outgoing president and CEO $73,000 amid a controversial deal with rapper Pitbull that prompted a shakeup.
Cuba Sees Record Tourism IncreaseLast year, four million tourists visited Cuba, setting a new tourism record for the island nation.
Airbnb Big Business In Dade, BrowardWith 2016 nearing an end, homeowners in Miami-Dade who rented their places out on Airbnb have something to smile about.
Tourism Chief Out After Pitbull ControversyGov. Rick Scott on Friday requested the resignation of the state's tourism-marketing leader amid a controversy over an expired $1 million contract with a Miami hip-hop artist whom the governor praised for his "devotion to our great state."
Amid Spat, Pitbull Releases Contract With Visit FloridaAmid a spat between a state lawmaker and Pitbull's production company over how much he was paid to promote the Sunshine State, the rapper has decided to put it all out there.
Lawmaker Sues Over Pitbull's Tourism ContractA Florida lawmaker is taking Pitbull's production company to court to find out just how much the rapper was paid to promote Florida tourism.
Florida Tourism Weathers StormsA hurricane, Zika and a horrific massacre in Orlando haven't slowed the appeal of the Sunshine State for tourists.
Record Number Of Tourists Visited Florida Despite Zika, HurricanesFlorida continued to bring in a record number of tourists during a year in which we had two hurricanes hit and federal officials telling pregnant women to avoid Miami because of the Zika virus.
Visit Florida Trying To Bolster Tourism After StormsThe state's tourism agency has launched a "four-pronged" marketing plan to help the industry after Hurricane Matthew caused destruction in parts of the state.