Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Port Everglades, and Attractions Reopen

GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (October 7, 2016) – The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau reports that the destination, popular with millions of annual visitors, was largely unaffected by Hurricane Matthew and is no longer under a hurricane or tropical storm threat. All tourism and travel-related services have reopened and resumed normal operations. 

The more northward movement of Matthew greatly improved the forecast for South Florida, including Broward County, resulting in minimal impact to the destination.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport resumed normal operations at 11:00 am Friday, October 7. Port Everglades reopened for ship arrivals and departures. Destination hotels remained open during the storm and are resuming full-services.   

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau holds the safety of its visitors to the same level of importance and same standards as the destination’s more than 1.7 million population. Broward County is credited with taking quick and comprehensive action to implement safety systems and protocols to assure the well-being of its residents and visitors.   

Further information for travel planning can be found at the CVB’s website at

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About Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County
From the seagrass to the sawgrass, Greater Fort Lauderdale, located in Broward County, boasts more than 34,000 lodging accommodations at a variety of hotels, luxury spa resorts, and Superior Small Lodgings reflecting a “beach chic” vibe. Visitors enjoy 23 miles of Blue Wave certified beaches, discover 300+ miles of inland waterways that run from the Intracoastal Waterway to the Everglades, dine at thousands of restaurants and eateries, get immersed in a thriving arts and culture scene and indulge in top shopping. 

For more information, contact the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau at (800) 22-SUNNY or visit Get social and engage with Greater Fort Lauderdale on social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, and Pinterest: @visitlauderdale. 

Media Contact:
Jessica Savage
Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB
Tel: 954-767-2444

Aubrey McGovern
Finn Partners
Tel: (212) 715-1600