Florida Tourism News
The Don CeSar completes full renovation in Florida
Managed by Davidson Resorts, the top-to-bottom renovation embraces the hotel’s 93-year history as a beloved Gulf Coast icon while seamlessly fusing modern amenities.
Universal Orlando Resort to reopen next week
Universal Parks & Resorts has announced plans to begin a phased reopening of Universal Orlando Resort from June 5th. The reopening will include a “wide range of new and enhanced best practice health, safety and hygiene procedures” based on guidelines from the CDC.
Take a virtual trip with Florida Beach Finder
In partnership with Google, Visit Florida completed a four-month odyssey to capture stunning images of all 825 miles of coast in the Sunshine State using Street View Trekker technology.
Norwegian launches flights to Tampa Bay, Florida
Norwegian’s non-stop service to Tampa Bay has commenced, offering consumers an affordable way to access Florida’s west coast. The new service will operate twice-weekly from London Gatwick to Tampa International Airport.
Wow launches low-cost flights to Orlando
The inaugural flight to Orlando International Airport will depart on December 18th, with flights departing from London Gatwick and Edinburgh via Reykjavik.
Hawks Cay Resort reopens following restoration
Almost a year after Hurricane Irma passed through the Florida Keys, Hawks Cay Resort, near Marathon in the Middle Keys, has formally reopened to visitors.
Zota Beach Resort opens in Florida, USA
The Bradenton Area on Florida’s West Coast has opened its newest luxury hotel, the Zota Beach Resort. Formerly the Hilton Longboat Key, the $24 million property offers a secluded beachfront setting, stylish pool area, contemporary restaurant and a chic wine bar.
Emirates to launch new Fort Lauderdale route
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 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.
Travel Corporation launches revitalised Old Town in Kissimmee, Florida
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.
Raven Air launches Sarasota-Key West flights
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
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.