On Friday, Destinations Florida, which defines itself as the “unifying voice representing Florida’s destination marketing organizations and strives to increase the effectiveness of local tourism promotion organizations’ efforts,” released some of its findings from a study looking at how coronavirus has hit the Sunshine State.
“Our cruise lines have waited months for updated guidance from the CDC, while so many other industries were able to reopen safely. While the CDC finally released some updated guidance for this important industry, they still haven’t answered my call to provide the cruise line industry with a timeline of when they can begin sailing, which is urgently needed,” Scott said.
Orlando is ranked as the top Thanksgiving destination in the nation. Miami is ranked as the tenth most popular Thanksgiving destination, making Florida the only state to have two cities in the top 10.
*Video courtesy of Universal Orlando Resort. Earlier this week, Universal Orlando Resort announced a ride update that is sure to please fans of the Harry Potter franchise. Universal announced an official opening date of June 13 for Hagrid’s Magical Creatures...
Since the measured reopening of the state, the tourism industry is starting to see positive trends in employment, an increase in the average hotel occupancy rate and increased revenue and profit. This study follows two previous studies assessing the impacts of the pandemic response.
More than 47.7 million Americans will take at least one domestic trip this Independence Day (July 1–5). This represents an increase of nearly 40% from last year, yet just 2.5 percent fewer than the 2019 holiday weekend.
18 new Customs and Border Protection Officers are going to be stationed at OIA over the next six months.