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Emirates to launch new service to Miami in July

On June 3, Emirates announced it will launch four weekly direct flights between Miami and Dubai, beginning July 22, 2021. With the new service, Emirates will expand its US network to 12 destinations, providing the airline’s global travelers with the second access point to Florida (after Orlando, effective in July) and offering convenient connections for travelers heading to the Middle East, West Asia and the Indian Ocean area via Dubai.

 

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The registration is now open for eTourism Summit 2021 in Las Vegas

eTourism Summit is known as the intersection of fast-moving digital marketing and destination promotion, where marketers, attractions, and vendors share the latest tools, trends and solutions in media, platforms, content, search, social media, mobile and web design. This year, it will take place on September 20-22 in Las Vegas, Nevada, co-located with IPW 2021 (September 18-22).

 

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Visit Lauderdale is the new brand for Greater Fort Lauderdale

Broward County’s tourism organization has a new name. On May 5, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau announced its new brand as Visit Lauderdale with the destination tagline ‘Everyone Under the Sun,’ reflecting the diversity and welcoming nature of the Greater Fort Lauderdale region. The announcement comes during National Travel and Tourism Week.

 

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HSMAI 2020 Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds

This year, the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) celebrated the brightest minds in the hospitality, travel and tourism industries virtually, showing once again the extraordinary resilience of the sector, which is among the hardest hit by the pandemic. Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Sales, Marketing and Revenue Optimization have shared innovative ideas and overcome obstacles in the preceding 18 months – a historic, unique and challenging time for the hospitality industry.

 

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United Airlines adds new direct flights to coastal vacation destinations starting Memorial Day weekend

Airline adds 26 new routes between Midwest cities and popular summer getaway destinations in the South and New England. Internationally, in May United will fly more than 100% of its pre-pandemic schedule to Latin America compared to what it operated in 2019, including more flights to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America.

 

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Peppa Pig Theme Park coming to Florida in 2022

Merlin Entertainments and LEGOLAND® Florida Resort will bring another theme park to Winter Haven, Florida. Peppa Pig™ Theme Park, a new standalone theme park that will be located at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, is slated to open in 2022. Families will meet Peppa and her friends as they snort, giggle and play to build their family’s first theme park memories together.

 

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