Miami Spice, the two-month promotion that offers value-priced meals at 174 Miami-area restaurants, is in full swing. Sponsored by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, the promotion continues throughout August and September and offers diners a three-course lunch for $23 and dinner for $3 ... More >>
Need help navigating your way through Wynwood during Art Basel this weekend? Well, there's an app for that. Wynwood Tour Guide is an iPhone app developed by Zoel, CEO of Rokkstar Enterprises Inc., and David McCauley, founder of Rise Up gallery -- two locals with a love of bringing the community tog ... More >>
Despite its never-ending supply of bad PR in the national press, Florida's tourism business is booming. The state's tourism officials claim that 23.4 million people visited the Sunshine State in the second quarter of 2013. That's the largest amount of people to visit Florida during the second quarte ... More >>
Miami Food Tours, the company that runs SoBe Tour des Forks through the Art Deco district, launched its new Swooped with Forks food tour last week. Wait. Don't move on with your lives just yet. Before you think, "Thanks for the update, Short Order, but I live and breathe Miami. I don't need a food t ... More >>
Right or wrong, the rest of the nation has been side-eyeing Florida ever since the George Zimmerman verdict came down. Even though the controversial "Stand Your Ground" law was not ultimately used as part of Zimmerman's defense, a new petition is circulating online in which signees claim they'll boy ... More >>
Florida's economy might not exactly be fully recovered, but one of our main industries broke a record last year. Tourists spent a combined $71.8 billion in Florida in 2012. That's an all-time record, and a 6.8 percent increase from 2011, which was also a record year.
2011 was a banner year for tourism in Miami-Dade as records were set not only for the number of tourists who stayed overnight in the county, but also for how much money they left behind. According to numbers released today by the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau 13.4 million tourists sta ... More >>
Food Tours of MiamiEnjoying a toast at Food Tours of MiamiStephen Rosenthal is a social worker by trade, but his true passion is food, drink, and stories. So, about a year ago, he started Food Tours of Miami, which conducts walking tours for foodies.The food tour business seems to be thriving in ... More >>
To hear the story repeated from fine bastions of journalism like the New York Times, NPR, and CNN, you'd be lead to believe that the chimpanzee who played Cheetah, Tarzan's ape companion in the famed 1930s movie series, recently died in an animal sanctuary in Palm Harbor, Florida. Don't believe e ... More >>
TEA in Space's logo.Have you ever listened to Tim McGraw... in zero gravity? The Tea Party -- those jolly maniacs who use this communist, liberal, Rosie O'Donnell-edited rag to line their iguana solariums -- has already conquered 'Merica. Evidence: You recognize the name Todd Palin. Next st ... More >>
We might equate tequila with lime chasers, tropical cocktails, and a hazy night or two. But to Francisco Gonzalez, president of the National Chamber of the Tequila Industry, it means a taste of Mexico, even when he's far away from home.Home for Gonzalez is Los Altos, the highlands of Jalisco, a stat ... More >>
James Cooper and James Kouzaris were found dead in a public housing project near Sarasota.Residents of "Knifecrime Island" might become increasingly wary of traveling to the "Gunshine State." The brutal murder of two British tourists in Sarasota has shocked the United Kingdom, and now the country ... More >>
We're not big fans of having to drive to venues. Quite frankly, looking and paying for parking downtown, the Design District, or anywhere in Miami, really, is a big pain in the ass. So when we heard about the Rock the Bus Tour happening every Thursday during Miami Live Music month, we became gidd ... More >>
Tourism officials in both New York City and Miami announced today a joint promotion to encourage travel between the two cities. In conjunction with American Airlines, flights during certain dates this winter will cost only $79 each way. That's a decent, if not exactly unbelievable deal, but we ca ... More >>
Bill TalbertEven if experts warn that oil could already be off the coast of Miami and a University of Central Florida study estimates that the Gulf disaster could end up costing Florida $11 billion in lost tourism spending and 200,000 jobs, Bill Talbert, president of the Greater Miami Convention ... More >>
Tourists complain Miamians are rude. Locals complain tourists are dumb. So it goes. We'll readily admit to being rude at times, but it's time for tourists to admit they're a bit clueless. William Hageman recently rounded up the dumbest questions tourism professionals have ever been asked. Obviously, ... More >>
image via ilovemiamispice.com Yesterday, Lee Klein called Miami Spice annoying. Today, we're giving the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau an opportunity to respond. I asked Rolando Aedo, Senior VP of marketing and tourism what makes Miami Spice special if it happens every season. ... More >>
Mmm, beets. Publix is pathetic. And Winn-Dixie’s been wack. Even your neighborhood Milam’s will get a disinterested “meh” from local grocery shopping connoisseurs now. The brand spankin’ new Whole Foods in Coral Gables just opened, and the store owners have spared no expense in making it ... More >>
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