Tourism & Hospitality

Airport’s recovery and growth prompts questions over future development

Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read February 2023 — As demand continues to recover for Raleigh-Durham International Airport, congestion and traffic are top of mind...
Spotlight On: Mike Kenny, General Manager, ASM Global
2 min read February 2023 — Invest: was joined by Mike Kenny, general manager of ASM Global, to discuss the rebound Jacksonville is experiencing in...
Flight attendants take action on demands to major airline
Writer: Jerrica DuBois 2 min read January 2023 — The Association of Professional Flight Attendants has spoken out for higher...
Spotlight On: Colin Reed, Executive Chairman, Ryman Hospitality Properties
3 min read January 2023 — Colin Reed, the Executive Chairman of Ryman Hospitality Properties, is optimistic for the future...
Reedy Creek Improvement District to be replaced by state-appointed board
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read  January 2023— The Reedy Creek Improvement District, Disney’s special purpose district and effectively its...
Infrastructure investments shape the outlook of Greater Pittsburgh
Writer: Eleana Teran 2 min read January 2023 - The Greater Pittsburgh region has made infrastructure projects a top priority...
Twin Cities leaders set priorities for future growth
Writer: Eleana Teran 2 min read January 2023 - As the Twin Cities' business community continues to evolve, local business...
New development district to help connect Central Florida via rail
Writer: Joshua Andino   2 min read January 2023 — Universal recently filed a petition to establish the Shingle Creek Transit...
Pittsburgh’s arts and culture scene: A driving force in the city’s development
Writer: Eleana Teran 2 min read January 2023 - Pittsburgh attracts a great deal of tourists because of its unique...
Charlotte to double-down on arts and culture for 2023
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read January 2023 — As Charlotte enters the new year, city officials are looking to...
Philadelphia leaders share their outlook and priorities for 2023
Writer: Eleana Teran 3 min read December 2022 - As the New Year approaches, Philadelphia's top brass in the public...
Spotlight On: Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Director & CEO, Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
2 min read December 2022 — People who have relocated to Jacksonville during the pandemic are making the Cummer Museum...
Spotlight On: Dee Patel, Managing Director, The Hermitage Hotel
2 min read December 2022 — In an interview with Invest:, Dee Patel, managing director of The Hermitage Hotel, discussed...
Food, family, fun and lots of lights for the holiday season
Writer: Jerrica DuBois  2 min read December 2022 — It’s that time of year for parties, last minute shopping and...
A variety of choice headlines this holiday season in Greater Orlando
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read December 2022 — The holiday season is in full swing, and Greater Orlando is...
A very Cincy Christmas guide
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read   December 2022—With the holidays nearly upon the city of Cincinnati, here’s the Invest: guide...
2023 Spotlight: Tampa Bay firing on all cylinders
Writer: Ryan Gandolfo 3 min read December 2022 — Tampa Bay’s economy is riding a wave of continued growth into...
Philadelphia entering global stage for sporting events and development
Writer: Joshua Andino  4 min read October 2022 — While Philadelphia’s tourism sector continues on its road to recovery, the...
Spotlight On: Jeff Ettling, President & CEO, Jacksonville Zoo
4 min read September 2022 — Jacksonville Zoo is tackling critical issues surrounding animal and plant conservation and inspiring appreciation...
Spotlight On: Larry Sieg, President & CEO, Meet AC
2 min read September 2022 — Larry Sieg, president and CEO of Atlantic City’s group sales and marketing organization Meet...
Minneapolis–St. Paul’s hospitality and tourism industries to return to pre-pandemic levels by 2023/2024
Writer: Eleana Teran 2 min read   2022 — Minneapolis–St. Paul's hospitality and tourism industries continue to recover and are expected...
Memorial Day in the Twin Cities: What to do, where to go
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read May 2022 — With Memorial Day fast approaching, now is the time to make plans...
west palm beach
The sun rises on Sunset Lounge
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read April 2022— West Palm Beach’s historic Sunset Lounge is being brought back to life...
hospitality sector
Hospitality industry breathes easier as statewide relief approved
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read  January 2022 — Although the omicron variant of the coronavirus remains a concern, those...
Hospitality sees substantial recovery with tech adoption
Writer: Sara Warden  2 min read December 2021 — During the height of the pandemic, the need and reliance on...
Bucks County tourism
Tourism and hospitality sitting at the heart of the economic rebound
Writer: Capital Analytics 2 min read November 2021— At the onset of the pandemic, it quickly became clear that tourism...
Investors set sights on Atlanta hotels as positive economic indicators point to recovery
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas  2 min read August 2021 — After the world shut down in 2020, the tourism and hospitality...
Triangle
Face Off: Reflecting on the current state of the industry
Writer: Felipe Rivas 2 min read July  2021 — With vaccine availability increasing mobility and events resuming, travel is expected...
Great long-term outlook + short-term bumps = hungry investors
Writer: Joey Garrand 2 min read June 2021 — Nashville, the international travel destination, is known for its music scene,...
orlando 4th of july
Orlando tops the list of popular Fourth of July travel destinations
Writer: Felipe Rivas 2 min read JUNE 2021 —  The Orlando market is the country’s most popular Fourth of July...
4th of July Atlanta
Will July 4th bring the expected rebound for tourism in Atlanta?
Writer:  Alejandro Sanchez  2 min read JUNE 2021 — Atlanta is expecting a July 4 weekend rebound in the decimated...
concert
The Queen City gears up for a strong event season
Writer: Felipe Rivas 2 min read June 2021 — From hosting a music legend on his farewell tour to rock,...
Orlando
Orlando’s tourism is ready to boom. Is the workforce ready?
Writer: Catie Schwartzman 2 min read May 2021 — The verdict is in: Orlando’s domestic tourism industry is primed for...
Miami cruise industry
South Florida’s cruise industry grows restless
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read April 2021 — South Florida’s cruise lines are restless. To regain business, industry stalwarts...
Spring break in Florida
Spring break surge too hot to handle?
Writer: Felipe Rivas 2 min read March 2021 —Likely buoyed by the availability of vaccines, and overall pent-up travel demand,...
Tabish Siddiquie, General Manager, The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Spotlight On: Tabish Siddiquie, General Manager, The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read March 2021 — Located in warm, sunny Florida, The Vinoy’s iconic identity in Downtown...
North Carolina Gov Roy Cooper
Easing of restrictions is a step forward for hospitality recovery
Writer: Joey Garrand  2 min read February 2021 — The pandemic has wreaked havoc on Charlotte’s hospitality industry. However, industry...
City-of-Fort-Lauderdale
How Fort Lauderdale is preparing for spring break
Writer: Catie Schwartzman   2 min read February 2021 — This year’s spring break will prove to be a unique...
Joe Collier
Increased sanitation and tech improvements will continue to drive guest experience
In what has been a tough year for the overall hospitality industry, boutique hotels are better prepared to weather the...
Port Canaveral
The path forward for a struggling Port Canaveral
Writer: Joey Garrand   2 min read February 2021 — PortCanaveral has been brought to its knees by the pandemic and...
Equestrian
Equestrian Festival starts but no spectators allowed
By: Joey Garrand 2 min read January 2021 — The  “Winter Equestrian Capital of the World” is again hosting its...
Breakers Lights
Palm Beach County sees signs of recovery ahead of critical holiday season
By: Brendan Meagher 2 min read December 2020 — COVID-19 continues to put a damper on the holiday season but...
Orlando Mall
A Very Happy Holiday Season for Orlando’s Retail Sector
By: Sara Warden 2 min read December 2020 — Undoubtedly, retail was among the sectors hardest hit by the COVID-19...
Cobb County
Cobb Chamber gears up for a strong recovery
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read November 2020 — Recovery is the first order of business for Cobb County in 2021....
City of Fairburn
New-look Fairburn positions for post-pandemic growth
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read October 2020 — In Georgia, the coronavirus pandemic pressed the brake on a decade of...
In terms of resilience, Riverside Hotel has chosen to sit at the table rather than be on the menu
The health and safety of guests continues to be the top priority for Heiko Dobrikow, Executive Vice President & General...
Ghost Tours
Philadelphia’s Spookiest Halloween Attractions
By: Beatrice Silva 2 min read October 2020 — It’s truly the spookiest time of the year and there is...
Focus Atlanta 2020 Cover
Focus: Atlanta 2020 Press Release
By: Felipe Rivas FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  October 27, 2020 Atlanta’s economic resilience in the face of unprecedented challenges to highlight...
Halloween Pumpkins
Halloween a go this year in Miami-Dade despite pandemic
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 Min read October 2020 — COVID-19 has been nothing short of a nightmare. From music festivals to...
Larry Korman
This hospitality leader is finding the silver lining even in the current COVID-19 pandemic
The hospitality industry in the United States has taken a massive blow in the fight against COVID-19 as stay at...
South Florida’s Top Five Events for the Holiday Season
By: Sara Warden 2 min read December 2019 — South Floridians may not expect a white Christmas, but there are still a...
Business is Booming for Deerfield Beach
By Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read September 2019 — When discussing growth in Broward County, the conversation would typically center...

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Spotlight On: Jacob Frey, Mayor, City of Minneapolis
4 min read February 2023 — Mayor Jacob Frey of Minneapolis spoke with Invest: about the structural changes made in...
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Writer: Eleana Teran 2 min read February 2023 - As the educational landscape in the Twin Cities adapts to the...
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Airport’s recovery and growth prompts questions over future development
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read February 2023 — As demand continues to recover for Raleigh-Durham International Airport, congestion and...
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Spotlight On: Richard Baumert, Principal, Millennium Partners Boston
3 min read February 2023 — Richard Baumert, principal at Millennium Partners Boston, talked with Invest: about their $1.3 billion...