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Enjoy Freedom in Florida says head of state tourism

Visit Florida excited to see the return of Brits to the Sunshine State
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3 Lessons Learned doing Task Force at a Resort in 2021 | By Romulo Vallejo

A recent task force assignment sent me to a high end resort in Florida as Food & Beverage Manager. While there still are plenty of challenges to be met during this recovery period in the industry, there are also many encouraging signs of a strong rebounding process.
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COVID

There are billboards and signs throughout the state of Alabama encouraging people to get a vaccine shot as the state deals with an increase in COVID-19 cases. The photo of this billboard was made near the entrance to the Edmund Pettus abridge in Selma, Ala. on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. Michael S. Williamson–The Washington Post/Getty Images (MONTGOMERY, Ala.) As hundreds of mostly unvaccinated COVID-19 patients filled Alabama intensive care units, hospital staff in north Alabama contacted 43 hospit...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Florida, Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, Ray, Meridian, HARRIS, Williamson, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention In, Montgomery Ala, Alabama Department of Public Health, CRMC, Don Williamson, Selma Ala


With Hyatt Deal, Apple Leisure Group Aims To Globalize Luxury All-Inclusive Resort Model

HOLLYWOOD, Florida — Luxury, all-inclusive resorts are not just a Caribbean fad despite much of the buzz from hotel brands being concentrated on that region.
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Kimpton Hotels have a devoted following for cool design and tons of perks - these are the best ones to book

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. IHG Hotels The Kimpton Hotel brand currently has over 75 properties worldwide with 66 in the United States. Kimpton is part of IHG, which includes 16 hotel brands where travelers can earn and redeem points. We rounded up the 15 best Kimpton properties in the US based on location, design, and amenities. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky There are many different hotel brands available to travelers loo...
Tags: Florida, New York, Washington, Boston, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Chelsea, Hilton, Marriott, Ihg, Dallas, Miami, Nashville, Lincoln


Tribute to Christo and Jeanne Claude

  In celebration of the upcoming Christo installation on the Arc de Triomphe, I am dedicating this post to Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude, who together created a worldwide art movement.   As I mentioned a few times before, I regularly take a power walk along the Seine. Last week I noticed an installation of a group of billboards commemorating the various art installations Christo and Jeanne Claude had created over many decades. After looking through them, I was astonished by their prod...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Japan, Florida, Events, History, Paris, Gardens, Parks, Central Park, Christo, Arc de Triomphe, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Jeanne Claude, Pont Neuf


Here are the states where resi agents are earning top dollar

For full functionality of this site it is necessary to enable JavaScript. Please Allow Javascript and reload this page. Here are the states where resi agents are earning top dollar A ranking shows agents who work in states in the Northeast, West and South earn more National / (Credit: iStock) Did you know being a residential real estate agent in Alaska could pay better than Florida, Illinois or California? A new ranking from Forbes shows agents working in New York make the most money, while...
Tags: Travel, Utah, Florida, New York, California, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Alaska, Kansas, Ohio, Illinois, Forbes, Hawaii Alaska, Florida Illinois, Rhode Island California


Anti-maskers are filing a wave of lawsuits against the CDC. Here's why experts say their chances of victory are low.

Masked travelers at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California. Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Lawsuits attacking the constitutionality of masks are unlikely to succeed, legal experts said. A wave of lawsuits have been filed against the Biden administration and local governments. They were "exceedingly unlikely" to end the mask mandates, said Brendan Beery, a law professor. See more stories on Insider's business page. A wave of lawsuits seeking to put an end to lo...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, News, Cdc, Masks, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Indiana, Michigan, Airlines, Department Of Justice, Biden, Transportation Security Administration, Clark


A Florida state park is holding auditions for mermaids. Here's what it takes to play the role of a mythical aquatic creature.

Mermaids performing underwater. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park Weeki Wachee Springs State Park in Florida is hiring mermaids for its underwater theatre. Auditions are "rigorous and challenging," a state spokeswoman told Insider. Weeki Wachee mermaids are required to swim in 72-degree waters, 16 feet below surface level. See more stories on Insider's business page. If you're a strong swimmer who loves to entertain, you're in luck: Weeki Wachee Springs State Park in Florida i...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Theatre, Careers, Trends, Sea, Park, Tourism, Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, Mermaids, US Navy, Alice, Perry, Jimmy Buffett, Kuchta


Sam Zell’s mobile-home firm stock up 1,200% since housing crash

For full functionality of this site it is necessary to enable JavaScript. Please Allow Javascript and reload this page. Sam Zell s mobile-home firm stock up 1,200% since housing crash “It’s baffling how good of a business it has been” National / Sam Zell of Equity Group Investments (Credit: Getty Images) From the wreckage of the housing crash, trailer parks have emerged as a lucrative investment option. Since March 2009, shares in Sam Zell’s mobile-home business, Equity LifeStyle Properties...
Tags: Travel, Florida, California, John Oliver, Zell, U S Commerce Department, Sam Zell, John Pawlowski, Green Street Advisors, Sylvia Varnham O'Regan, Wall Street Journal Shares in Sun Communities Inc, John Oliver Mobile


The most strenuous hikes in America’s flattest states

Elevation and distance are the most obvious metrics for determining the difficulty of a hike. But they’re not the only ones. Factors like terrain, trail maintenance, technical demands, and weather conditions all impact how strenuous a hike may be, regardless of its incline. This comes as a surprise even to Appalachian Trail trekkers. “A lot of people find the Pennsylvania section to be really challenging, not because of the overall elevation gain but because it’s so rocky,” says Wesley Trimbl...
Tags: Travel, Hike, Florida, Minnesota, Mississippi, Colorado, California, Hiking, America, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, Ohio, Louisiana, Illinois, Forest Service, Devil


These 10 states have the most fatal wild animal attacks in the country

While we can admire the beauty of animals that nature has to offer from a distance, it’s important to remember that those same wild animals can be as dangerous as they are mesmerizing. Animals kill more than 400 people in the US each year. Some states are more prone to animal attacks than others, especially ones with large human populations or levels of tourism that encroach on public lands where certain types of animals live. The outdoors site Outforia looked at public animal attacks data lo...
Tags: Travel, Florida, New York, Texas, California, Wikipedia, US, Georgia, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, Tennessee, Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, Sharks, Rhode Island


Watch: This immersive experience takes you through the first virtual walk-through of Machu Picchu

If a trip to Peru is not in the cards this year, don’t fret. There’s still a way for you to see the beauty and treasures of Machu Picchu up close. This fall, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, located in Florida, will host the first virtual walk-through of Machu Picchu. Thanks to a full-motion 360-degree all-round interactive Virtual Reality (VR) experience, visitors to the Boca raton Museum of Art will be taken on a journey to the UNESCO-listed Inca citadel. According to a press release, visit...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Unesco, Vr, Peru, Dof, Machu Picchu, Van Gogh, Mach, All, Unesco World Heritage, Inca, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Cityneon


Watch: This immersive museum experience is the world’s first virtual walk-through of Machu Picchu

If a trip to Peru is not in the cards this year, don’t fret. There’s still a way for you to see the beauty and treasures of Machu Picchu up close. This fall, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, located in Florida, will host the first virtual walk-through of Machu Picchu. Thanks to a full-motion 360-degree all-round interactive Virtual Reality (VR) experience, visitors to the Boca raton Museum of Art will be taken on a journey to the UNESCO-listed Inca citadel. According to a press release, visit...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Unesco, Vr, Peru, Dof, Machu Picchu, Van Gogh, Mach, All, Unesco World Heritage, Inca, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Cityneon


Marriott warns of ‘fight for talent’ as hotels struggle to find staff

Marriott’s chief executive has warned that the company is in a “fight for talent” as it tries to recruit 10,000 staff to its US hotels to keep pace with a sharp rebound in bookings. Tony Capuano, who took over after the death in February of his predecessor Arne Sorenson, said pandemic redundancies had “rattled” workers’ confidence in the travel and tourism sector, prompting acute staff shortages. “We’ve got to do a consistent job of sharing the narrative that it is in fact an industry seg...
Tags: Travel, Florida, US, Marriott, Financial Times, Arne Sorenson, Capuano, Tony Capuano


labour day 2021: workers want to work less and live more

Lying Flat We're told there is a labour shortage. Businesses can't find workers. No one wants to work.Why the shortage exists and what should be done about it are the subjects of much debate, and no small amount of disinformation.Within this shortage, there are two different streams: one a shortage of workers wanted to perform part-time, low-wage, repetitive jobs, and the other, unfilled positions that come with higher earnings and benefits packages. These are different issues, with d...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Florida, California, China, Boston, US, America, West Virginia, Georgia, Fox, Beijing, United States, Labour, Goldman Sachs, Npr


Travel: Orlando beckons this fall with thinner crowds, new attractions

Chances are you won’t be replicating my itinerary by visiting six theme parks in six days on your first or next Orlando vacation — even the official tourism association for the region considered that a “whirlwind trip” that was bookended by travel days. But when you’re a theme park enthusiast who’ll travel across the country to Florida to see Mickey Mouse and Harry Potter, both bi-coastal residents of California as well, walking 147,000 steps to experience 67 attractions in less than a week seem...
Tags: Travel, Florida, California, France, New York City, Disney, US, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Alaska, Hawaii, Paris, Harry Potter, Universal, Amusement Parks


Trump is in advanced talks to sell the leasing rights to his hotel in Washington, DC: report

A view of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, one day before the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 19, 2017. Noam Galai/WireImage Former President Trump is in talks with hotel companies to sell the rights to his DC hotel, sources told Axios. The hotel is located in the historic Old Post Office building, which Trump leases from the federal government. In 2017, the GSA said that the Trump Organization was paying $250,000 monthly in base rent. See more stories on Insider&#...
Tags: Florida, Real Estate, Politics, Washington, Hotels, White House, Trends, Cnn, Gop, Washington Dc, Ted Cruz, General Services Administration, Ohio, Dc, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani


Tropic Ocean Airways launching new Bahamas routeTropic Ocean Airways launching new Bahamas route

Florida based regional carrier Tropic Ocean Airways is launching another route to the Bahamas.It starts flights from Fort Lauderdale's Sheltair Aviation to Great Harbour Cay. Flight time is just over one hour. Great Harbour Cay is a popular villa destinat
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51 Million Americans Have Labor Day Travel Plans, With Florida as the Top Destination

Although the delta variant continues to affect many, ValuePenguin’s survey of U.S. consumers showed that Americans aren’t ready to pack away their luggage regardless of coronavirus developments and others may be shying away from travel for now. One of the top destinations for Labor Day weekend? Florida.
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Unvaccinated Americans shouldn't be traveling on Labor Day weekend, CDC director says

Director of the CDC Rochelle Walensky and Sec. of Education Miguel Cardona at a forum held at the Yawkey Boys & Girls Club on August 6, 2021 . Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald Americans who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 should not travel on Labor Day weekend, the CDC director said. "We have actually articulated that people who are fully vaccinated and who are wearing masks can travel," she added. COVID-19 cases are continuing to surge, especially in the South amid the spre...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, SEC, South, US Department of Health and Human Services, Connor Perrett, Coroanvirus, Rochelle Walensky


Unvaccinated Americans shouldn't be traveling over Labor Day weekend, CDC director says

Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald Americans who aren't vaccinated against COVID-19 shouldn't travel this weekend, the CDC director said. "People who are fully vaccinated and who are wearing masks can travel," she added. COVID-19 cases are surging, especially in the South, as the Delta variant spreads in the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. Americans who are not vaccinate...
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10 things nude beach regulars wish you’d stop doing

Clothing-optional beaches in the US offer a liberating sense of au natural freedom, all while savoring a day out on the sand. These in-the-buff destinations are diverse and scattered throughout the States; from Florida’s nudist party scene to the laid back naked surfers of California and Hawaii. And while technically, public nudity is punishable by law there are a few states that bend the rules for beach-goers. But that doesn’t mean there are no general rules of nude beaches you’re expected ...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Colorado, California, Washington, Massachusetts, US, Hawaii, Miami, States, New Mexico, Beach, Beaches, All, Nude Beach, American Association for Nude Recreation


Scuba dive to submerged forests, shipwrecks, and caverns at these US lakes

When you think about scuba diving, do you imagine white sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, and sparkling blue water? If so, you aren’t alone. Plenty of divers focus all their attention on tropical exploration. But there’s more to this adventure sport than coral reefs and warm water. Today, more and more divers are taking the inland plunge: diving in freshwater environments far from the coast. These often challenging and rewarding destinations deliver unique opportunities for underwater photog...
Tags: Travel, Florida, California, Oregon, US, Earth, Pennsylvania, Ford, Michigan, New Mexico, All, Lake Huron, Thunder Bay, Emerald Bay, Clear Lake, Alpena


This underwater light show near Orlando is all-natural and it will blow your mind

The area around Orlando, Florida, is known for thrill rides, Mickey Mouse ears, and crowds of tourists. What it’s not known for is the underwater light show that happens every year here from June to October. It’s during this time that the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge — 140,000 acres of water, islands, and marshlands off the east coast of Central Florida — puts on an exhilarating show of a whole different caliber. The wild phenomenon, which you can reach within 45 minutes from the m...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Patterson, Orlando, Dominican Republic, All, Mickey Mouse, Orlando Florida, Central Florida, Indian River, Merritt Island, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Buzzi, Edith Widder, Justin Buzzi, Elsa Turull de Alma


Honolulu police officers cleared in shooting of 16-year-old, 500 health-care workers deployed to Hawaii, teachers union seeks safer classrooms, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Honolulu police officers in court Civil Beat pool photo 3 Honolulu Police officers cleared in fatal shooting of 16-year-old Iremamber Sykap. Three Honolulu police officers who opened fire on a 16-year-old crime spree suspect and his crew after he ignored their orders to surrender and led them on a daredevil chase at rush hour are free of criminal charges after an Oahu District Court judge dismissed the argument that the trio committed murder and attempted murder. Star-Advertiser. Civi...
Tags: Travel, Florida, California, Hawaii, Kilauea, Pacific, DOE, Kauai, Department Of Education, State, Honolulu, Straub, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, West Hawaii, Oahu, Labor Relations Board


One of America's newest airlines, Avelo, revealed its first East Coast routes with flights starting at $59

An Avelo Airlines Boeing 737-800. Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Avelo/Getty Avelo Airlines revealed the first routes out of its Tweed-New Haven base and they're heading to four cities in Florida. The airline is banking on Tweed's accessibility and convenience to entice passengers to choose it over New York or Hartford. Avelo may face competition from newcomer Breeze Airways in New Haven, but CEO Andrew Levy is not concerned. See more stories on Insider's business page. Startup ...
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Norwegian CEO slams Florida's 'shameful' vaccine passport banNorwegian CEO slams Florida's 'shameful' vaccine passport ban

Florida appealing Norwegian's injunction
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