ECONOMIC IMPACT: There are 180,000 people employed in the tourism industry in Broward County. For every 76 visitors, one hospitality job in Broward is supported.
HELLO SUNNY TV: In a destination first, Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB launched a groundbreaking, 24/7 destination television network, Hello Sunny TV, at the Riptide Music Festival on Fort Lauderdale beach in Dec 2016. The HSTV Network offers streaming of scheduled programming, on-demand channels and the ability to produce live coverage of events in and around Broward County. Live streaming includes web cams throughout Broward County. The channels that are available on-demand include: family, beaches, nightlife, foodies, nature, events, lifestyle and fitness and more. Hello Sunny TV is currently available on APPLE TV, and on sunny.org/tv and eventually on ROKU and Google.
SUMMER SAVINGS: Find more than 60 unique 2-for-1 summer offers May 1-October 15 for diving, fishing, sightseeing, spa services, arts, restaurants and more at sunny.org/summer.
BOOK AND GET A $25 GIFT CARD: Book a 2-night stay on sunny.org/hotel-reservations at a hotel in Broward County between May 1 and September 30 and receive a $25 American Express gift card to enhance your staycation (or your gas tank).
VACATION LIKE A VIP: This summer (May 1-October 15) book a 2-night stay at a Resort Collection property and get your room upgrade, $100 resort credit, comp valet, $25 American Express gift card, coupon for free valet parking at the Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills, a 2-for-1 Summer Savings card. For a list of properties go to: sunny.org/vip
SPA CHIC RE-BRANDED: The popular program is returning this September under its new name, SPA-tember. The 30 day program offers creative and luxurious $99 spa treatments. Treat yourself to the "spa-liday" you deserve. Find more info here: sunny.org/spatember
CRAVE GFL: Formerly known as Dine Out Lauderdale, this popular celebration of the area's top restaurants will coincide with SPA-tember for a delicious month of culinary experiences. Restaurants offer three-course dinner menus at a $37 fixed price and for the first time, there will be a calendar of unique culinary events Sunday-Thursday at participating restaurants. Go to sunny.org/cravegfl for past participants and details. Navigating Greater Fort Lauderdale's restaurant scene is so easy with the FREE Fork Lauderdale dining app. The Fork Lauderdale app is the ideal planning tool to dial up the area's culinary promotions and nightlife options to find the perfect match for your taste du jour. Download it now!
YOU GOTTA SLEEP SOMETIME: There are more than 34K hotel rooms available in more than 550 Broward hotels, including 48 Superior Small Lodging properties.
CRUISIN' PORT EVERGLADES: Port Everglades is the world's premier cruise port serving 11 cruise lines, one ferry, with 33 cruise ships and 4 million cruise and ferry guests. On March 13, 2016, Port Everglades broke its own world record, with 55,885 passengers embarking and debarking in a single day including the daily ferry service.
FLYING HIGH: In 2016, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport carried 29.2 million passengers up 8.5 percent over 2015. International air traffic has seen double digit growth for the past 3 years, as new airlines continue to add FLL to their routes.
GOING GREEN: The 600,000 sq. ft. waterfront Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center (BCCC) is the first Convention Center in Florida and one of only three in the nation to achieve LEED Gold certification for an Existing Building, the Broward County Convention Center features eco-friendly enhancements, from water usage and lighting to recycling and energy conservation.
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