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The Sunshine State - Sunrise to Sunset and Keys Unlocks 1st June

4th June 2020 - 1:30pm

Nothing says paradise like catching a sunrise at North Shore Park!

Nothing says paradise like catching a sunrise at North Shore Park!

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St Pete/Clearwater Virtual Fam Series

Colleagues in St. Pete/Clearwater have started a ‘Virtual Fam Series’. With more than 35 miles of white sandy award-winning beaches, warm Gulf waters and a world-class arts scene, St. Pete/Clearwater is alive with possibilities - with Gulf-to-grill cafes, eclectic nightlife and beach communities that all celebrate creativity in their own unique way.


The Visit St. Pete/Clearwater team is committed to helping your clients experience one epic Florida trip! With this in mind, there will be 4 relevant trade related videos on this beautiful destination and the first two, “Sunrise to Sunset” and “Downtown and Dali”, are available HERE.


Florida Keys & Key West Reopened 1st June

Crossing the state, the Florida Keys reopened to visitors on 1st June after being closed to non-residents since 22 March. New coronavirus infections in the Florida Keys have been greatly reduced, enabling the reopening of businesses and public facilities.

Keys lodging properties, restaurants, beaches, attractions, watersports and other businesses have implemented safeguards that include enhanced sanitising, reduced occupancy limits, required social distancing and the wearing of masks, and barriers or increased space between seating areas and restaurant tables — with new signage designed to remind the public.

“It’s been a lot of sleepless nights,” said Mike Shipley, owner of the Island Bay Resort, a small property in Tavernier. “You didn’t know where the next dollar was going to come from.

“It is extremely exciting for us to get back open again,” he said. “We’ve been waiting for this for 10 weeks. We’re excited about guests coming back to our place and we’re excited to have guests coming back to the Florida Keys.” As visitors return to the island chain, officials’ messaging stresses personal health responsibility. The Keys tourism council's website,, highlights protective health practices for travellers to adopt while in the destination, intended to safeguard themselves and others. The Keys tourism industry supports about 26,500 jobs, according to a recent analytic study, employing about 45 per cent of the 125-mile island chain’s workforce. For more information on the Florida Keys & Key West, visit:

The Florida Keys are just 90 minutes’ drive from Miami, and can be easily explored by car. The Overseas Highway with its 7 Mile Bridge is an unforgettable route. Often referred to as ‘natural Florida’, the Keys offer miles of wide-open spaces and extensive sustainable water-based activities including snorkelling, diving and kayaking.


Travel agents and tour operators looking for 2021 ideas and guidance can take advantage of the Florida Keys’ recently revised online training programme upskill on the island chain and become destination specialists. The Key Lime Academy features visuals, video content, maps and key destination information.


More details on the Keys are available HERE.

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