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Miami-Dade County’s hospitality industry recovering but facing more than $3 billion in losses this year

By Faheemah Garzon | November 5, 2020

Miami-Dade County’s hospitality industry recovering but facing more than $3 billion in losses this year FIU/GMCVB study says consumer confidence and government policy and support are critical to the industry’s future MIAMI (Oct. 21, 2020) – Miami-Dade County hotel and restaurants – the two largest hospitality industries in South Florida – have taken a $3.36…

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GMBHA x Teal Partnership

By Faheemah Garzon | October 16, 2020

GMBHA x Teal Partnership Teal and GMBHA are partnering together to help enable fulfilling careers for as many people in the hospitality industry as possible. The Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association empowers their members through advocacy, education and partnerships. We are delighted to partner together with Teal to assist so many of our talented hospitality colleagues…

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Wendy Kallergis named 30 Most Influential Miamians

By Faheemah Garzon | October 5, 2020

GMBHA President & CEO Wendy Kallergis named one of Modern Luxury’s Top 30 Top Influential Miamians! Click here to read more  “Miami is nothing without tourism. No one understands that better than Kallergis. President and CEO of the Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association. This entity is an organization comprising 160 hoteliers and 300…

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GMBHA in the News: Drop In Hotel Occupancy Taking Toll On Miami-Dade’s Bed Tax Collection

By Faheemah Garzon | July 31, 2020

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 – CBS4’s Hank Tester spoke with Wendy Kallergis, the president of the Greater Miami Hotel Motel Association, for some perspective.

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GMBHA in the News: Miami Beach has shut down Airbnb amid COVID. Here’s where you can still book

By Faheemah Garzon | July 29, 2020

GMBHA in the News: Miami Beach has shut down Airbnb amid COVID. With many hotels and motels on the brink of bankruptcy and Airbnbs heavily regulated, legal short-term rental options are running low in Miami-Dade County.

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GMCVB Achieves Reaccreditation with Distinction from Destinations International (DI)

By Faheemah Garzon | July 3, 2020

GMCVB Achieves Reaccreditation with Distinction from Destinations International (DI) Dear GMCVB Partner, I am very proud to announce that after a year-long process, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) was reaccredited with distinction by Destinations International (DI) through its prestigious Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP). DMAP evaluates Destination Management Organizations (DMOs) on a…

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Miami Seaquarium Opens June 20th!

By Faheemah Garzon | June 15, 2020

MIAMI SEAQUARIUM RE-OPENS SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2020 Enhanced cleaning and sanitation measures key as parks readies to welcome guests MIAMI – (June 12, 2020) – The first day of summer will bring a ray of sunshine after a challenging spring: Miami Seaquarium will reopen on Saturday, June 20, 2020. South Florida’s best aquarium and favorite…

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City of Miami Beach Extends State of Emergency Declaration

By Faheemah Garzon | June 12, 2020

Link: https://www.miamibeachfl.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/City-of-Miami-Beach-Extends-State-of-Emergency-Declaration-6.12.20.pdf FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2020 City of Miami Beach Extends State of Emergency Declaration –  Along with Lifting Beach Cooler Restriction – Miami Beach, FL – Today, the City Manager has extended the city’s State of Emergency Declaration and Emergency Measuresthrough June 19, 2020. These measures allow for coolers on the beach…

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As Restaurants Open, Select Miami Beach Streets Will Close to Vehicles

By Faheemah Garzon | May 20, 2020

Link: https://www.miamibeachfl.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/As-Restaurants-Open-Select-Miami-Beach-Streets-will-Close-.pdf FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 20, 2020 As Restaurants Open, Select Miami Beach Streets Will Close to Vehicles —Allowing for Expanded Outdoor Seating & More Active Space for Pedestrians— Miami Beach, FL – Starting next week, several Miami Beach roadways will partially or fully close so that restaurants mandated to reduce their capacity by…

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CareerSource South Florida invest $1.5 Million to Expand TechHire Summer Bootcamps

By Faheemah Garzon | May 18, 2020
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