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  • Florida Governor declares emergency in response to Hurricane Irma

    Published on : Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    Governor of Florida Rick Scott declared a statewide emergency in response to Hurricane Irma, a roiling storm that intensified into “an extremely dangerous Category 5 hurricane” while it moved toward the United States.   Scott activated 100 members of the …

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  • St. Petersburg hosts Latin American travel conference for the first time

    Published on : Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    La Cita de las Americas conference is coming to the city of St. Petersburg for the first time where more than 450 operators will from Latin, Central and South America will join the event.     Travel professionals, majorly from …

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  • Icelandair takes the new route to Tampa Bay, Florida to enhance the tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    Icelandair, the main airline company of the Iceland headquartered at Keflavík International Airport, which is operation in 39 cities across the world connecting the world with Atlantic, will begin its new journey from Reykjavik to Tampa International from the month …

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  • Florida Honeymoon Sweepstakes Winner Lauds Saint Lucia

    Published on : Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Saint Lucia is being praised highly by a very satisfied visitor who won the opportunity to enjoy the island. Nicole Kreiner won the trip in NBC 6 South Florida’s annual Ultimate Honeymoon Giveaway Sweepstakes in which the Saint Lucia Tourist …

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  • Florida records 60 million tourists for first half of 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    About 60. 7 million tourists visited Florida in the first half of 2017 marking a huge surge in tourism.   A four percent increase that was spurred predominately from American travellers compared to the same time period in 2016, the …

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  • Visit Florida is trying hard to operate in tourism industry

    Published on : Saturday, August 5, 2017

    Visit Florida’s president, Ken Lawson will start to visit with the industry officials to rebuild the trust, after a month’s negative press and new rules that ended the partnerships with a number of local tourism organisations.     Ken Lawson …

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  • Marion County, Florida reveals many amusement areas for tourism promotion

    Published on : Wednesday, August 2, 2017

    Marion County, Florida, a major weekend destination in USA filled with lakes, appeals the tourists of large amount because of the local attractions.     The new programs at Fort State Park of Prickett have helped to attract both local …

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  • Wego suggests an alternative destination guide for Middle East travellers

    Published on : Saturday, July 29, 2017

    Wego.ae, the largest travel marketplace in the Middle East, shares some fantastic alternative destination choices to the US.   “The world is diverse – there’s no reason that US visa restrictions should impact your travel style. There are great alternatives …

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  • Hail-struck Delta plane makes emergency landing in Florida

    Published on : Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    An aircraft of Delta made an emergency landing at Florida’s Daytona Beach International Airport on Monday after its windshield and cone head were struck by hail.   The passengers on board the airline, therefore were left stranded.   Flight 320 …

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  • Florida continues to lure record number of tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Florida attracted an overwhelming amount of 31.1 million tourists who had arrived here in the initial quarter of 2017 and this figure marks a 2.5% increase over the level of the year 2016, according to the announcement of Rick Scott, …

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  • Top five destinations for Memorial Day weekend

    Published on : Saturday, May 6, 2017

    Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial beginning of summer. The sun is shining, backdoor barbecues are starting, and travellers all over the country are packing up for a three-day weekend. Hotwire looked to see where people are travelling this year, …

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  • St. Petersburg to host IGLTA’s global convention this week

    Published on : Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    The Annual Global Convention of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) is all geared up to descend this week on St. Petersburg.   IGLTA had chosen St. Pete partially since it is known to host the largest gay …

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  • Royal Caribbean International makes inaugural visit to Havana

    Published on : Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    It was a historic day for Royal Caribbean International when the cruise line made its inaugural visit to Cuba with the newly revitalized Empress of the Seas as part of a 5-night sailing from Miami. Adventure-seeking vacationers were among the …

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  • Florida’s cruise bookings increase by 20% in 2017

    Published on : Friday, April 21, 2017

    The cruise industry of Florida has been progressing smartly so far. In fact, this country’s cruise bookings have risen by 20% in 2017 as compared to the same period last year, according to AAA in a press release.   This …

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  • CheapTickets reveal choicest destinations for college students, up-and-comers and families in 2017

    Published on : Saturday, March 11, 2017

    Spring is in the air and CheapTickets.com is revealing the latest in spring break travel trends and top destinations for college students, up-and-comers (adults ages 25-34) and families.   According to the CheapTickets.com Spring Break survey,i 42 percent of college …

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  • Orbitz Insider Index identifies top warm weather getaway deals for February

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    The latest Orbitz Insider Index identifies the top 10 affordable warm weather destinations for travel during the month of February. Cities in Florida, California, Nevada, and Mexico are at the top of the list for Americans seeking a break from …

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  • Florida attracted 112.8 million tourists in 2016

    Published on : Friday, February 17, 2017

    Florida had attracted a record breaking 112.8 million globetrotters in the year 2016 that marked a sharp 5.9% rise over the tourism arrivals in 201, as per the statement of Rick Scott, the Governor on Thursday.   This increase marks …

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  • Orlando Sanford International Airport to get first airport hotel

    Published on : Saturday, January 14, 2017

    The fast growing Sanford International Airport in Orlando is about to get its very own four-story hotel with 110 rooms inside the airport property. The Hampton Inn by Hilton will be the first hotel inside the airport premises and the …

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  • Heinous shooting at Florida airport claims five lives

    Published on : Saturday, January 7, 2017

    Passengers at the Fort Lauderdale airport in Florida had to witness a traumatised event after five people were killed and eight more were injured in a shooting inside the airport premises on Friday, 6th January. The authorities took a suspect …

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  • Tornado kills five in southern USA

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Four people were believed to be killed at southeast Alabama in southern US, after tornado wrecked havoc on Monday, 2nd January, 2017.     The strong winds were accompanied by heavy downpour and hail. The spokeswoman for Houston County emergency …

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