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Marketing Miami to the luxury travel niche

The Miami Escapes website offers the discerning traveler the opportunity to explore South Florida's world-class experiences, from exclusive hotels, nightlife, fine dining, and shopping.

American Airlines expands service in South Florida

FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines will expand its presence in South Florida when it adds new service between Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles (LAX) as well as increase its service to Chicago O'Hare

South Florida officials hope to lure Chinese visitors

FORT LAUDERDALE - South Florida tourism officials are courting Chinese travel agents and writers in the hopes of encouraging visitors from that country to stay in local hotels, dine in restaurants and

“AIG effect” more of a drag on South Florida hotel bookings...

Born a year ago and more than 2,000 miles away, the ``AIG effect'' continues to cause pain for South Florida's tourism industry.

South Florida hotels see no bottom in tourism decline

The tourism industry continues to worsen in South Florida, with hotel taxes dropping faster in February than in January and recovery proving more difficult than it was after the 2001 terrorist attacks

Foreign visitors are key boost to South Florida tourism

Travel wholesaler Arturo Armayor surveys South Florida's battered tourism market and finds much to celebrate.

Tourists still coming, but they’re looking for bargains

Arnoldo Ramirez's customers certainly seemed recession proof. He charters luxury yachts, where a four-hour cruise on Biscayne Bay with a captain and a steward costs $2,500.But bookings are down this year, prompting the owner of Water Fantaseas to lower his prices. He created a two-hour cruise for $1,750 and business has rebounded.