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Miami hotels expect busy Thanksgiving week

Miami hotels are expecting an influx of visitors this week that will bring their occupancy rates to the highest level since the COVID-19 pandemic torpedoed the tourism industry in March.

Traditionally Thanksgiving week has been a highlight for Miami-Dade hotels, as tourists escape from cooling temperatures elsewhere. This year, amid the pandemic, some hotels still expect to sell out thanks to an influx of visitors from the Northeast and Florida, despite a warning from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to avoid traveling for the holiday.

“We are excited,” said Cynthia Boyett, director of sales and marketing

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In Palm Beach County, is anyone gathering, traveling or celebrating?

Frontier jet taxis to terminal at PBIA.

Cocoa Begtrup and his wife Laurie have hosted Thanksgiving at their Royal Palm Beach home for more than 30 years, with as many as 35 family members enjoying a massive feast. But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s group will shrink.

“Thanksgiving is a big deal in our house. Since about 1986, we have had a large gathering, but sadly, this year only about 10 people. I don’t want them here because of the coronavirus,” Cocoa Begtrup said. “It is the holiday we do at our house. A lot of years we would have to cook two turkeys, and

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15 Top Romantic Getaways in California | Travel

Few destinations in the country boast the variety of vacation options that California offers. You can visit the second-largest city in the country, float along one of the world’s clearest lakes, get an eyeful of the largest tree in the world, taste your way through the nation’s largest wine-producing region, journey through the desert, then drive a few hours west to discover miles upon miles of beaches. It’s this incredible geographical diversity that makes the Golden State a great choice for traveling twosomes.

To help you and your partner plan your next dream vacation, U.S. News searched far and wide

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COVID-19 travel restrictions keeping some seasonal residents away

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Travel restrictions are keeping seasonal residents away from SWFL and impacting the local economy.

Much like Thomas Edison and Henry Ford did, Muriel Sasia visits Southwest Florida a few times a year.

“I love the beach, specifically sunsets on the beach,” Sasia said.

Sasia is a French resident living in Nice. She owns a home in Fort Myers. 

“In June I booked a ticket thinking well by September you know this thing will be done now, we’ve got tests,” Sasia said.

That thing she’s talking about is the global pandemic, which has led to federal governments 

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