Florida Tourism News

Emirates to launch new Fort Lauderdale route

Emirates to launch new Fort Lauderdale route

11th Oct 2016 Airline News Tourism News

Emirates has announced it will launch a daily service between Dubai and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, on December 15th, 2016, serving the South Florida area, including Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and West Palm Beach. This will be Emirates’ 11th passenger route in the United States.

Greater Fort Lauderdale welcomes latest diving wreck

Greater Fort Lauderdale welcomes latest diving wreck

13th Jul 2016 Tourism News

Greater Fort Lauderdale in Florida, home to the largest collection of warm-water wrecks in the Western world, has confirmed a new addition to the collection in the form of Lady Luck. The vessel will be lowered to the seabed on Saturday, July 23rd. Complete with the world’s first underwater art gallery, the 324-foot tanker ship will be one of the biggest contributions to Florida’s artificial reef system, the most easily accessible major dive site in the nation.

Raven Air launches Sarasota-Key West flights

Raven Air launches Sarasota-Key West flights

11th Feb 2016 Airline News

Visitors to Florida will soon be able to enjoy a flight connection between two of the states’ most popular destinations. Effective February 15th, 2016, Raven Air is launching flights from Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) to Key West (EYW).

2012 marks second consecutive record year for Florida Tourism

2012 marks second consecutive record year for Florida Tourism

24th Feb 2013 Press Release Tourism News

Governor Scott announced today that according to preliminary estimates* released by VISIT FLORIDA - the state’s official tourism marketing corporation – 89.3 million visitors came to Florida in 2012, an increase of 2.3 percent over 2011. This represents a record year for visitation to Florida, exceeding the previous high of 87.3 million in 2011.

World’s largest Legoland set for October opening

World’s largest Legoland set for October opening

23rd Jun 2011 Tourism News

The world’s largest Legoland is on track to open in Florida this autumn, and become the group’s fifth park, following other openings in Denmark, Germany, the UK and California. Legoland Florida, a 150-acre site in Cypress Gardens, will have more than 50 rides, show and attractions.

“Wrong turn” could have led to tourist murders in Florida

21st Apr 2011 Tourism News

The two British tourists shot dead in a Florida ghetto could have taken a wrong turn whilst trying to find a 24-hour diner on foot, according to the police. Detectives described it as “very possible” that the tourists, under the influence of alcohol, could have easily “lost their bearings”, taken a wrong turn, and ended up in streets of Newtown, a notorious housing project.

Boy to appear in court over UK tourist deaths

19th Apr 2011 Tourism News

A 16-year-old American boy is due in court later over the murders of two British holidaymakers in Florida. Shawn Tyson was arrested in connection with the deaths of James Kouzaris from Northampton and James Cooper of Warwick.