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  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott opens in Lakeland, Florida

    Published on : Friday, July 3, 2020

    SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Lakeland, Florida has officially opened its doors guests.

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  • Florida will embrace huge tourism-tax revenue losses

    Published on : Friday, April 24, 2020

    The economy of Florida is driven by tourism, but the nationwide coronavirus lockdown has lowered tourism and travel sector. While exact figures since the shutdown won’t be calculated until the end of the month, Bay and Walton County officials and …

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  • Florida opens its beaches and amusement parks

    Published on : Saturday, April 18, 2020

    Florida has opened some of its beaches and parks, while other states like Texas and Minnesota unveiled their own tourism revival plans for the coming days. Govornor  Ron DeSantis’ announced on Friday that north Florida beaches became among the first …

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  • Brightline suspends all operations amid coronavirus spread

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2020

    Brightline Railway System, a Miami to West Palm Beach inter-city private-sector train operator recently suspended its operations. The decision has been undertaken in light of the coronavirus pandemic as cases continue to rise across the globe. All operations of the …

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  • Get a virtual taste of destination during the lockdown

    Published on : Thursday, March 26, 2020

    Amid the coronavirus lockdown Visit Florida is providing potential guests and the Florida Beach Finder allows travellers to virtually explore the much-loved beaches of the state from their homes.     Using the Street View Trekker technology in partnership with …

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  • Florida Keys is bracing the impact of Coronavirus

    Published on : Friday, March 20, 2020

    In Monroe County, in spite of having no confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, businesses mainly tourism-driven Florida Keys — are bracing for the pandemic’s financial impact.   After an executive order from Gov. Ron DeSantis, Monroe County officials have …

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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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