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 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.
The Travel Corporation has announced the revitalisation of Old Town in Kissimmee, Florida, and its new website launch. Nearly three decades after its opening, the iconic shopping complex is being rejuvenated and developed into a major Central Florida destination featuring dozens of unique shops, dining options and family-friendly amusements.
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).
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.
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.
A baby girl has survived a fall from the fourth floor of a hotel balcony in Orlando, Florida thanks to a British tourist who caught her just before she hit the ground.
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.
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.
A 16-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with the suspected killing of two British tourists in Florida. The bodies of the victims were found peppered with bullets in a deprived residential area renowned for gang violence.