Thursday, January 21, 2021
Noting that oil prices have reached the highest point in more than three years including crude oil rising $7 a barrel in the past week, AAA warned that gas prices will rise in the short run. 
Former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., was sworn in as the 46th governor of Florida on Tuesday.
During Comcast's third-quarter earnings call, executives said Epic Universe is set to open in the year 2023.
With Tuesday being World Autism Awareness Day, SeaWorld Orlando announced it has named a certified autism center by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). 
In March, Orange County collected $13.6 million from the six-cent bed tax. That’s down 56.5 percent from March 2019, the largest drop in the history of the tourist tax. 
On Friday, AAA released its Consumer Pulse Survey which showed that half of those surveyed--50 percent--of Floridians plan to spend Black Friday shopping while 45 percent plan to shop online come Cyber Monday. Almost a quarter of Floridians--22 percent--plan to shop on Thanksgiving on Thursday.
On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis called the new direct flight another victory for the state of Florida resulting from his recent trip to Israel. The flights are already underway--now the governor hopes they will fill up.
“This comprehensive study will help us get the data we need for near-term action. In the long run, it will help us understand the impact the pandemic has wreaked on travel and tourism for future planning."
Rooney brought out the “Travel Agent Retail Fairness Act" which rolls back regulations that have been in place since the Nixon administration.