Sunday, August 20, 2017

tourism

Florida set another record for tourism for the first half of 2017, state estimates released Tuesday show. According to Visit Florida, the state’s tourism and marketing arm, Florida saw 60.7 million tourists come to the state so far in 2017, ...
naples beach sunset

Naples was ranked among the top 10 sports and adventure vacation sports in the nation, according to a recent survey. The Naples area ranked No. 9 in the U.S. Tourism Quality Index done by Resonance, which reviewed destination ratings on ...
In this July 11, 2017 photo, visitors holding tickets line up at the entrance to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York.

BY BETH J. HARPAZ NEW YORK (AP) — Last winter, the U.S. tourism industry fretted that Trump administration policies might lead to a “Trump slump” in travel. But those fears may have been premature. International arrivals and travel-related spending are ...
the lighting of the tree at the annual christmas tree lighting ceremony in downtown naples

Collier County saw a slight increase in both visitors and money earned from tourism according to a recent report released by the Naples, Marco Island, and Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau. In May 2017, 137,200 people stayed in paid lodging ...
county commissioners room

As Collier Commissioners try to find more money for beaches, the question has been what loses out. Commissioners said on Tuesday that museum funding will be capped at $2 million as they work out how to reallocate the county’s bed ...
President Donald Trump is seen in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, June 19, 2017.

BY | Jim Turner Attracting more than 120 million visitors before the end of the calendar year remains a goal of the state’s tourism-marketing arm, now that Visit Florida’s funding won’t be slashed. But Visit Florida board members, whose agency ...

A proposed sports complex in eastern Collier County is one step closer to reality. Collier Commissioners voted unanimously to approve increasing the county’s hotel tax by one percent, part of which will go toward funding the facility. The complex, which ...

Collier County will be getting more tourism tax money, but how they’ll spend it is still up for debate. Commissioners agreed Tuesday to raise the county’s bed tax – a tax paid on hotel stays and short-term rentals – but ...
enterprise florida

BY | JIM TURNER Gov. Rick Scott, embroiled in a fight with House leaders over the future of the state’s tourism-marketing agency, said Thursday that Florida hit record tourism numbers in 2016. The surge in visitors came despite reports during ...
Welcomemat Services owner Rachele Marsh

With an influx of families making the Southwest Florida locale their permanent residence—a 20 percent increase from the end of June 2015 to 2016, encompassing a calendar year—Welcomemat Services of Southwest Florida has embraced the increasing population in its coverage ...
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