Updated and New Accommodations, Expanded Airlift and Fun Excursions Highlight What’s New in the Florida Keys & Key West

FLORIDA KEYS — New and fully renovated properties, including the Florida Keys’ first luxury-inclusive adults-only resort, are soon to be unveiled in the island chain. New airlift into Key West International Airport also is on the horizon, with seasonal service to launch this summer from Texas. Also, United Airlines is to expand service to Key West from New Jersey this fall and from Chicago this winter.

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Curio Collection by Hilton is set to unveil Baker’s Cay Resort in … Read the rest

Accommodations and Activities Highlight What’s New in the Florida Keys & Key West

FLORIDA KEYS — The Florida Keys & Key West are experiencing a lively spring, with new accommodations properties opening around the destination — including the Keys’ first all-inclusive adults-only resort. In addition, new adventures, environmental activities, art galleries and culinary and libation offerings are available to tempt visitors. Explore the highlights here.

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In Key Largo, the adults-only Bungalows Key Largo, a 12-acre 135-unit property billing itself as “luxury inclusive,” is targeting an opening in May as the … Read the rest

Six Months After Irma, Florida Keys Tourism Rebounds

FLORIDA KEYS —Throughout the Florida Keys & Key West, nearly 80 percent of all lodging units are back online after Hurricane Irma struck six months ago Sept. 10, 2017.

In Key West and nearby Stock Island, 92 percent of all properties are open. Elsewhere in the island chain, 76 percent are open in Key Largo, 63 percent in Marathon, 53 percent in Islamorada and 48 percent between the west end of the Seven Mile Bridge and Big Coppitt Key.

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State of the Florida Keys Tourism Industry After Hurricane Irma As of Feb. 26, 2018

Overview
The Florida Keys & Key West have been open to visitors since Oct. 1, 2017, just three weeks after Hurricane Irma. Today, almost 80 percent of lodging units throughout the destination are open for business. Key Largo and Key West were least impacted by the hurricane, which struck the Keys Sept. 10, 2017, as were most hotels and businesses on the bayside, or gulfside, in Islamorada and Marathon.

On the Atlantic Ocean side of the Islamorada and Marathon regions, … Read the rest

New Florida Keys Accommodations, Activities and Attractions Await Meeting Participants and Groups

In the Florida Keys & Key West it’s easy for groups to unplug. The popular 125-mile-long subtropical island chain continues to be enhanced as a destination for meetings and corporate and incentive groups. New offerings include a soon-to-open all-inclusive bungalow resort in Key Largo, increased airline options, tours and team-building adventures.

In Key West, newly launched complimentary hop-on, hop-off Duval Loop transportation provides seamless and easy car-free access. And making Keys chocolates or authentic Key lime pie, a signature dish … Read the rest

What’s New in the Florida Keys & Key West for Fall 2017

October 19, 2017 – Recovery continues in the Florida Keys & Key West after Hurricane Irma’s Sept. 10 passage through the 125-mile-long island chain. The Keys reopened to visitors Oct. 1 — just three weeks after the storm.

Local officials credited the reopening to the completion of significant infrastructure repairs, restoration of utilities and necessity of resuming the tourism-driven economy that employs about 50 percent of the Keys workforce.

While Key Largo and Key West were least affected by Irma, … Read the rest

Florida Keys Reopen to Visitors After Hurricane Irma

FLORIDA KEYS — The Florida Keys officially reopened to visitors Sunday, three weeks after Hurricane Irma impacted the island chain Sept. 10.

Local officials chose the reopening date based on the speedy completion of significant infrastructure repairs, almost total restoration of utilities, and necessity of resuming the tourism-driven economy that employs about 50 percent of the Keys workforce.

“By welcoming visitors to the destination, it will provide the jobs and the hope that our residents are looking for so they … Read the rest

Keys Tourism Council to Launch $1 Million Post-Irma Advertising Campaign

FLORIDA KEYS — The Monroe County Tourist Development Council, the Florida Keys’ official tourism promotion agency, is to launch a $1 million advertising campaign Sunday to promote the return of visitors to the Florida Keys & Key West, which were impacted by Hurricane Irma Sept. 10.

The 125-mile-long island chain is to reopen to visitors Sunday, Oct. 1, and the first post-storm cruise ship called at Key West Sept. 24.

The advertising campaign — promoting the theme “We Are 1,” … Read the rest

After Irma, Florida Keys to Reopen to Visitors Oct. 1

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — After the Florida Keys were impacted by Hurricane Irma Sept. 10, local government officials announced Monday that the island chain would reopen to visitors Sunday, Oct. 1.

While Key Largo and Key West were least impacted by the Category 4 storm, not all lodging, including RV resorts and other tourism facilities throughout the Keys, are operating on a normal basis. Potential visitors should call ahead to ensure hotels and their favorite attractions are open. Some … Read the rest

Florida Keys Temporarily Closed to Visitors

Florida Keys, FL — In the wake of Hurricane Irma impacting the Florida Keys, infrastructure evaluations and restoration efforts have begun, Keys officials said Tuesday.

While residents and business owners were permitted back into the Upper Keys on Tuesday, visitors have been asked to postpone any near-term plans to vacation in the island chain.

Some areas of the Keys are likely to be ready to accommodate visitors before another. An exact reopening date for all regions is not yet known, … Read the rest