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  • Man points laser in pilot’s eye,temporarily blinded during landing

    Published on : Friday, January 24, 2020

    After a laser was directly pointed in a pilot’s eye while he was trying to land an aircraft he got temporarily blinded.     At the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport in Florida the pilot was coming in to land on the …

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  • Disney’s Riviera Resort to debut in December

    Published on : Saturday, November 30, 2019

    Disney’s Riviera Resort is all set to be opened in Florida on December 16.     The resort will be the 15th Disney Vacation Club property and will add 300 new timeshare units to Disney’s popular alternative to typical hotel …

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  • SLH group starts 5 new hotels

    Published on : Thursday, October 17, 2019

    The SLH group has recently started five new hotels. The hotels have come up in Florida, Mexico, Jamaica and Italy.     The hotel group is known for its luxury boutique hotels. At present, the group has 500 hotels across …

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  • Florida cruise port gets $250 million transformation

    Published on : Saturday, August 31, 2019

    Florida cruise port is getting major transformation with new terminal, waterfront park, village, amphitheater, shops, restaurants, and more. The new port will also be able to handle up to eight cruise ships a day. Global Ports Holding signed a Heads …

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  • Residence Inn Pensacola, Florida opens

    Published on : Thursday, August 8, 2019

    Located at 6000 Cobble Creek Road, the 86-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Pensacola, Florida is now open. Residence Inn Pensacola will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by Cobble Creek Lodging, LLC and managed by Highpointe Hotel Corporation of …

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  • Florida to have guitar shaped hotel

    Published on : Thursday, May 23, 2019

      After having robot hotels, hotels built underground and some shaped like dogs, it is time to look forward to a guitar shaped hotel.   Seminole Hotel & Casino Hollywood in Southern Florida will open its $1.5bn (£1.2bn) guitar-shaped expansion, …

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  • Boeing 737 with 136 on board skids and falls into St. Johns River, Florida; no fatalities

    Published on : Saturday, May 4, 2019

    A Boeing 737 commercial jet with 136 people on board slid into the St. Johns River near Jacksonville, Florida after landing on the runaway on Friday. The flight arriving from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay went into the river at the …

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  • Southern Airways Express launching direct flight service from Tampa to Destin

    Published on : Thursday, April 11, 2019

    Southern Airways Express which is one of the fastest growing airlines in Tampa has launched direct flight service between Tampa International Airport and Destin Executive Airport on April 5.   The flights will operate Fridays and Sundays, a spokesman told …

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  • Passengers in the Norwegian cruise injured as furniture flew

    Published on : Thursday, March 7, 2019

      A cruise liner was hit by extreme winds on Sunday night, with several passengers injured after furniture flew across the ship.     Winds of 100 knots (equivalent to Category 3 hurricane) rocked the cruise liner Norwegian Escape on …

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  • Florida welcomes record 126.1 million visitors in 2018

    Published on : Friday, February 22, 2019

    Florida welcomed 126.1 million visitors in 2018 as per Visit Florida. It is a 6 per cent increase from the record set in 2017.  Florida tourism could not be eclipsed by toxic waterways and a devastating hurricane in 2018. U.S. …

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  • Passenger bleeds from ears, Southwest flight turns back

    Published on : Tuesday, February 5, 2019

    After a passenger started bleeding from the ears a Southwest flight in the US was aborted and other spoke of pain and discomfort.     Cabin pressure led to the travellers feeling unwell the flight from Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport …

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  • Disney’s Riviera Resort accepting guest reservations

    Published on : Thursday, January 24, 2019

    The 15th Disney Vacation Club property, Disney’s Riviera Resort is accepting guest reservations for stays beginning in December 2019. It is opening in Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. The all-new Disney’s Riviera Resort combines the elegance of a modern …

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  • Florida based developer plans to construct $30-million hotel near T.F. Green Airport

    Published on : Friday, December 21, 2018

    A Florida-based developer plans to construct a $30-million hotel with 140 rooms in the City Centre development near T.F. Green Airport, Mayor Joseph J. Solomon said Thursday.     Solomon and Doug Duba, of Pinnacle Hotel Management, jointly announced the …

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  • Florida sees 95 million people visiting the state this year

    Published on : Friday, November 30, 2018

    Florida is setting new records for tourism with more than 95 million people visiting the state this year, marking a 6 percent increase compared to 2017.   The growth comes at a time when communities in the southwestern part of …

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  • Hurricane Michael upgraded to Category 4, forecast to hit Florida, 13 died over weekend

    Published on : Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    Before the monstrous Hurricane Michael is due to make landfall in Florida it has been upgraded to a category 4 storm. By midday is expected to make landfall with sustained winds of 130 mph (210 km/h).   So far more …

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  • Hurricane Michael approaches Florida, gains strength, evacuation ordered

    Published on : Tuesday, October 9, 2018

      Florida’s Panhandle will be severely affected due to dangerous storm surge, flooding and winds as rapid Hurricane Michael is intensifying and threatening to smash.     Governor Rick Scott tagged it as both ‘monstrous’ and ‘massive’which could make landfall …

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  • Spirit Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Florida

    Published on : Thursday, August 23, 2018

    Authorities have mentioned that an aircraft of Spirit Airlines that was travelling from New Jersey to South Florida was compelled to make an emergency landing at Jacksonville International Airport on account of a hydraulic issue.   Michael Steward who is …

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  • Cocoa Village may get $15 million boutique hotel with ‘sky bar’

    Published on : Thursday, May 17, 2018

    Jack Brown of Chagrin Falls, Ohio is planning to build a ultra luxurious 100-plus room boutique hotel on the site of the former Cocoa City Hall in Cocoa Village.   The early plans call for a five-story structure with a …

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  • Southern Florida’s Greater Miami recorded $26 billion expenditure by tourists

    Published on : Thursday, May 3, 2018

    Greater Miami in Southern Florida region has seen a strong tourism record with $26 billion in expenditures by overnight visitors.     In 2017, Greater Miami saw a huge tourists’ arrival and in this year it has seen a strong …

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  • Sandestin will make a new hotel and conference center in Florida by April 2020

    Published on : Monday, April 30, 2018

    Sandestin Investments will develop a hotel and a convention center after getting an order from Walton County Board of County Commissioners.     Sandestin will make a new 250-room full-service hotel and conference center, which will be located adjacent to …

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