Six international hotel brands are choosing Miami as their first U.S. outpost in the next two years, an unprecedented wave of newcomers, experts say, that speaks to Miami’s position as a global destination.
Experts say it’s too soon to gauge whether a week of horrific news out of Orlando will hurt tourism there. But travel agents are not seeing widespread cancellations, and many travelers say they’re committed to visiting.
During the winter, the Victory 1 ship will move to Port Canaveral near Orlando, where Victory hopes to sail on its first seven-day cruise to Cuba on Oct. 28. A series of cruises from Miami to Cuba would take place from November to April, with stops at ports including Havana, Santiago de Cuba and Cienfuegos.
A report by the American Hotel & Lodging Association claims Airbnb hosts are abusing the system, circumventing regulations and taxes. But Airbnb says most users only rent for short periods and the platform is working with Miami-Dade to set up rules.