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Sunny Isles Beach Prohibits the Sale and Distribution of Plastic Beverage Straws

Sunny Isles Beach Prohibits the Sale and Distribution of Plastic Beverage Straws Beginning January 2, 2020, the sale and distribution of plastic beverage straws and stirrers in Sunny Isles Beach is prohibited. Ordinance 2019-543 states that no beverage provider or food provider in Sunny Isles Beach shall sell, distribute or provide plastic beverage straws to customers who…

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FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism students visit hotels this summer 2019 for the Florida Green Lodging Survey

FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism students visit hotels this summer 2019 for the Florida Green Lodging Survey The Standard Group: -Students: Joseph Benhamu, Alondra Rodriguez, Carlos Figueroa, Gabriela Solorio, Elan Perczek -Photo’d with Alejandro Gonzalez: Director of Building Operations Eden Roc Group: -Students: Matthew Weithorn, Sofia Mangachi, Alexandra Monroy, KhrisAnn Morrison, Gonzalo Romero…

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GMBHA Sustainable Council Chair Nancy Scanlon, Professor, FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism represents GMBHA at conference

GMBHA Sustainable Council Chair, Nancy Scanlon, Professor at FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism, was a panelists at the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Sustainable Hospitality Summit representing the GMBHA and speaking about the efforts of Greater Miami hotels to be resilient and more sustainable in the face of climate change impacts such…

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MIA “went pink” in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

(MIAMI- October 1, 2019) – Miami International Airport “went pink” today in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. With the flip of a switch, MIA Director and CEO Lester Sola, joined by Miami-Dade County Commission Vice Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa, kicked off the airport’s awareness campaign, which includes MIA’s Central Boulevard welcome sign, flight…

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4th Annual Celebrating our Hotels Presentation & Reception

On Friday, September 20th, 2019 we hosted our 4th Annual Celebrating our Hotel Presentation and Reception at EAST, Miami. We heard from our hotels on their recent renovations, new hotel additions, upcoming renovations and new openings. Our guest speakers were Paul Weimer, Senior Vice President, CBRE who gave an update on the Miami Hotel Market-Performance…

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The Bahamas needs our help – Hurricane Dorian Relief Effots

The Bahamas needs our help! Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts Hurricane Dorian is continuing to devastate Grand Bahama and has created enormous destruction in the Abacos. The GMBHA needs your support for our friends and families in the Bahamas. Please see our recommendations listed below. Please be as generous as possible and thank you for your…

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MIA passenger traffic up midway through 2019

MIA passenger traffic up midway through 2019 (MIAMI, August 20, 2019) – Through June, Miami International Airport served 688,000 more passengers than last year, for an increase of three percent and a mid-year total of 23.4 million travelers. International travelers rose by 516,000 for a 4.7-percent jump to 11.4 million, while domestic traffic grew by…

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The City of Miami Beach, through its Tourism and Culture Department, seeks a firm to conceive, develop and implement a programmatic strategy and activation

The City of Miami Beach, through its Tourism and Culture Department, seeks a firm to conceive, develop and implement a programmatic strategy and activation for the City of Miami Beach (the “City”) during the month of March 2021 within the geographic area of the City of Miami Beach, and more specifically, the Lummus Park and…

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Miami Beach Adopts New Resilience and Strategic Plans

Miami Beach Adopts New Resilience and Strategic Plans —Focused on Building Resilience in the Short and Long-Term—  Miami Beach, FL – Today, the City Commission unanimously voted to adopt the Greater Miami and the Beaches resilience strategy, Resilient305, and adopt its own updated strategic plan, Miami Beach Through the Lens of Resilience. “These plans truly…

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