Travel and tourism are essential to our lives and businesses. It’s important that the GFLCVB’s mission of connecting visitors with experiences, and supporting our tourism industry, Broward County’s number one economic engine, continues at times like this. With the unimaginable impacts on tourism of COVID-19, our focus right now is on communicating with and supporting all of you, our valued local industry partners.
We know everyone is taking extraordinary safety measures at properties that remain open, or may be under temporary reduction or suspension of service. The impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry and the entire U.S. economy is monumental and many of our colleagues are out of work, but our industry is resilient. We are here to support you and work together with you to get through this time of crisis and lead the industry to recovery.
Below you'll find information on business assistance, employment resources and for new marketing initiatives we invite you to participate in.
Is Greater Fort Lauderdale a safe place to visit?
How the CVB is leading the way?
Advice for Tourism Businesses
What is the impact on Greater Fort Lauderdale’s tourism businesses and the local economy – or estimated impact?
What major trade shows or conferences have cancelled at the convention center due to coronavirus?
Where can I go with questions related to COVID-19?
The COVID-19 Hotline, 954-357-9500, established in partnership between Broward County and the Florida Department of Health in Broward, is available 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., daily.
The COVID-19 Hotline answers caller's questions and performs over-the-phone assessments for testing eligibility, before referring callers to the Department of Health for testing.
To learn more about what Broward County is doing, visit Broward.org/Coronavirus.
U.S. Travel Association Summary of the CARE Act (H.R. 748) as of March 25, 2020:
The CARES Act, the largest economic relief package in our nation’s history, was signed into law on March 27 and includes major provisions U.S. Travel fought for to deliver economic support to travel businesses, travel workers and their families. Read more.
RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES/EMPLOYERS
F&B INDUSTRY RELIEF FUNDS
ARTS & CULTURE INFORMATION
Broward County Cultural Division
For current grant recipients, the County is currently looking at options that may provide assistance by adjusting your current grant. For now, there are options for individual Artists and non-profit organizations to receive support as a result of the CARES Act.
RESOURCES FOR RE-EMPLOYMENT
COVID-19 LIVE TRACKERS
COVID-19 INFORMATION LINKS