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VISIT FLORIDA: Domestic travel to Florida shows rebound

The results were even more dramatic, when comparing 2021’s second quarter international travel to 2020’s. Preliminary estimates are that 1.1 …

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Slow business travel to deliver $5.3B hit to Florida tourism

(4 days ago) The AHLA defines business travel as all corporate, group, government, and other commercial categories booking rooms and space. The decline in business travel has led to nearly 500,000 lost hotel

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U.S. to reopen land borders in November for fully vaccinated

(4 days ago) Travel to resume from Canada, Mexico; a boost for Florida tourism. The U.S. will reopen its land borders to nonessential travel next month, ending a …

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Rick Scott rails that travel ban would be 'attack' on Florida

(6 days ago) Discussion of potential travel restrictions on the Sunshine State, first reported by the Miami Herald, have been considered according to White …

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Florida GOP House members decry Joe Biden-proposed travel

(5 days ago) Several GOP U.S. House members have penned a letter to President Joe Biden, urging him not to impose domestic travel restrictions on the Sunshine State …

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U.S. Travel Association expects leisure travel resurgence

(1 days ago) Leisure travel should start picking up by this summer as COVID-19 vaccinations give people hope for vacations they say they desperately need, while business travel should pick up …

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Report: Florida losing $1 billion a week in travel business

(2 days ago) A national organization for travel and tourism companies and visitor bureaus like VISIT FLORIDA reports that the Sunshine State has been losing more than $1 billion per week in travel

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State launches new travel website for military

(1 days ago) A consolidated source of Florida travel information. Florida Politics is a statewide, new media platform covering campaigns, elections, government, policy, and lobbying in Florida.

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Around the globe, virus cancels spring travel for millions

(2 days ago) Travel company TUI is offering package vacations in the sun in Greece and Spain, but with broad cancellation provisions to attract cautious customers. Places that …

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Gov. DeSantis orders New York travelers to quarantine

(1 days ago) “The minute you squeeze in one area, the water goes to the other part of the balloon.” Over 190 direct flights still travel from the New York area to Florida daily.

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Travel industry sees vaccine passports as acceptable

(5 days ago) The travel and hospitality industry lost $500 billion dollars during the pandemic and 65% of all jobs lost in the United States were either in or supported by the travel industry, Dow said.

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Travel industry opposes COVID testing for domestic travelers

(9 days ago) Travel industry opposes COVID testing for domestic travelers. U.S. Travel Association President Roger Dow. Screenshot from National Press Club livestream. Doing so would be logistically

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Joe Biden ramps up the virus travel bans

(5 days ago) President Joe Biden on Monday will formally reinstate COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-U.S. travelers from Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom and 26 other European countries that allow travel

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Gov. DeSantis lifts travel restrictions on New Yorkers

(8 days ago) Gov. Ron DeSantis, who had repeatedly disparaged New York as an example of how not to manage the coronavirus pandemic, quietly lifted travel

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Jill Biden’s travels show range of missions and emotions

(7 days ago) Jill Biden’s pace of travel is on par with the President’s. The week before her stops in Texas and Arizona, she pushed vaccinations in Mississippi and Tennessee, and again days later in the

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New York 'seriously considering' Florida COVID-19

(3 days ago) “Now our fear in New York is those people are going to travel to New York and bring the virus with them,” the Governor said on MSNBC Monday morning. New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut could

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Gov. DeSantis says COVID-19 'stabilized' in Florida, so

(6 days ago) The travel order from Chicago as well as Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York is predicated on the state having higher than a 10% positive testing rate.

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Canada begins allowing vaccinated U.S. citizens to visit again

(6 days ago) Coronavirus. Canada begins allowing vaccinated U.S. citizens to visit again. Image via AP. Associated Press August 9, 2021 7 min. U.S.-Canada border has been closed to nonessential travel

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Michigan Governor frets about Florida travel

(9 days ago) She suggested that is a reason — along with variants, pandemic fatigue and increased travel — why there is a third wave. “Because of that, we’ve got fewer people per capita who have

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Experts warn Florida tourism recovery after COVID-19 will

(3 days ago) “Let’s remember 9/11 was a one-day event and as tragic as it was, people wanted to get back to travel as a sign of patriotism. That’s not the case here. This is a completely different animal.”

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Marco Rubio slams Biden administration's 'authoritarian

(1 days ago) The implication would likely be more along the lines of a self-quarantine period upon departure or return from travel in states that are hot spots. Rubio is a divisive drug addict.. Karellen

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AAA projects huge increase in Memorial Day weekend travel

(2 days ago) The air travel projection would be a huge boost from last year, which included 21,208 trips, and near 2019 air travel at 183,266 travelers. The increase in travel

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Not a lot of spring break travel expected

(6 days ago) U.S. Travel represents state and local tourism destination boards like VISIT FLORIDA and Visit Orlando, as well as businesses involved in travel.. …

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Trump: No quarantine, but travel advisory for NY, CT and NJ

(1 days ago) President Donald Trump backed away from calling for a quarantine for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, instead directing Saturday night that a “strong Travel

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Rick Scott's coronavirus plan: Shutdown airlines

(1 days ago) Not only is the international terrorism threat way down due to travel restrictions, but TSA has never claimed to have stopped an attack anyway. At …

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U.S. State Department warns citizens not to take cruises

(5 days ago) The department issued a travel advisory Sunday warning U.S. citizens, particularly those with underlying health issues, not to travel by cruise ship. “CDC notes increased risk of infection of

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Ron DeSantis makes the case for testing plane travelers

(1 days ago) Renzo Downey April 28, 2020 6 min. Tests, masks and more travel bans are on the table for air travel. Gov. Ron DeSantis made the case for testing international travelers for COVID-19, taking

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Andrew Cuomo threatens to quarantine travelers from

(5 days ago) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, addressing reporters at a press conference, voiced his concerns about travelers from Florida in light of the state’s surge in COVID-19 cases. “If you went to

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COVID-19 prompts Florida to ask travelers to self-quarantine

(5 days ago) An unprecedented step. Florida health officials took the unprecedented step Monday of asking all travelers to self-isolate for 14 days after returning from any foreign travel, to help contain a

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Ron DeSantis says he won't let Joe Biden impose Florida

(3 days ago) The Joe Biden administration continues to contend there are no firm plans for travel restrictions to or from the Sunshine State, but Florida’s Governor is not buying it. Gov. Ron DeSantis

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Mr. Speaker, COVID-19 should end the war on VISIT FLORIDA

(Just Now) The point was made about $50 million is a drop in the bucket in terms of operating costs for the department and the data does indicate that what Visit FL

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'They're trying to punish Florida': Marco Rubio says

(2 days ago) Discussion of potential travel restrictions on the Sunshine State, first reported by the Miami Herald, were being considered as a result of B.1.1.7 and other variants surging in the state. The

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Americans are ready for a vacation, and timeshares have

(3 days ago) Marriott’s bookings for the second half of 2021 are 8% higher than the same time in 2019, while Travel + Leisure Co.’s reservations for the second half of 2021 are about 99% of the 2019 level.

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European vacations are back, but not yet for Americans

(8 days ago) Many countries are doing just that, allowing travel from the EU, Britain and the rest of Europe’s usually passport-free Schengen travel area, which includes non-EU countries like Switzerland.

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Travel industry looks to local markets to jump-start recovery

(6 days ago) In February, the travel industry celebrated 10 years of monthly positive growth and was looking ahead to continued success. Now, industry leaders are …

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Delegation for 2.26.21: Equality — rollin' — safe travels

(9 days ago) The Naples Republican said the Fly Safe and Healthy Act will safeguard a form of travel critical to a Florida industry. “Florida is a huge tourism state, and thousands of families rely on the

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Gov. DeSantis snubs questions about New Jersey fundraising

(6 days ago) DeSantis has not appreciably abbreviated his travel schedule out of state during the pandemic, as he takes what look like the preliminary steps for a 2024 presidential campaign.

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Air DeSantis is ready for flight from Tallahassee

(4 days ago) The state also needed to buy a new jet also because former Gov. Rick Scott, the wealthiest Governor in state history and now a U.S. Senator, eliminated the two airplanes it had for official travel

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Ron DeSantis warns 'lockdowner' Joe Biden not to 'target

(Just Now) Florida’s Governor continued this weekend to rail against a potential travel ban floated by the Joe Biden White House, calling the President a “lockdowner” looking to target the Sunshine State.

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'Staying home is the best way to protect yourself': CDC

(Just Now) A full list of travel precautions can be found online. Notably, not all travel is the same, the CDC suggested. Health officials urged travelers to consider the unique challenges their holiday

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Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida

(Just Now) In August 2019, the same FDLE report showed travel and protection costs were a little over $3 million, up from $2.5 million for Rick Scott the year before that. Keeping Ron DeSantis safe is a

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Delegation for 2.12.21: Travel — Venezuela — WHO — Gaetz

(2 days ago) Flight plan. A high concentration of the mutated coronavirus strain B.1.1.7 in Florida has President Joe Biden considering travel restrictions on the state. But that trial balloon landed with a

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With coronavirus outbreaks in Mexico and Brazil, Rick

(5 days ago) — Is the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) considering extending the temporary travel restrictions to any Central or South American country or region? If so, which ones?

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Data shows Americans couldn’t resist Thanksgiving travel

(Just Now) Vehicle travel in early November was as much as 20% lower than a year earlier, but it surged around the holiday and peaked on Thanksgiving Day at …

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Ron DeSantis to submit plan to Donald Trump for screening

(3 days ago) Most of the state’s early COVID-19 cases were travel-related, often tied to New York, rather than community spread. As of Friday, the state has screened 40,000 to …

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Ron DeSantis New York-bound as 2024 buzz continues

(6 days ago) The New York trip continues a robust travel schedule for DeSantis, who the Buffalo News touts as a “potential Presidential candidate.”. Days ago, DeSantis made a foray to Texas for the same

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Special Session targeting vaccine mandates appears likely

(2 days ago) Vaccines have always been required for travel to certain parts of the world – should be no different here. If the airline or cruise ship wants you vaccinated – their right. Your right as a

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