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Daytona, Florida hotel jobs remain open as summer tourism booms

DAYTONA BEACH — Jennifer Pickett was all smiles as she emerged from an interview at an open-house job fair this past week at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort.

Pickett, 45, who left her job as an assistant manager at a senior assisted living facility in Palm Coast in the wake of COVID-related stresses of 2020, was excited about the prospects of a hospitality career.

“I really think this whole area, Daytona Beach, is hopping again,” she said, following an interview that she hoped would lead to a job in reservations or customer service. “I think the Hilton

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Delray Beach hotel prepares to open this summer as demand soars

The Ray, slated to open this summer, will bring design-focused luxury to Delray Beach.

The boutique hotel is located on Northeast Second Avenue, a few blocks north of Atlantic Avenue in the Pineapple Grove neighborhood, just one mile from the ocean.

As more travelers set their sights on vacationing in South Florida, the demand for more hotel space in Delray Beach continues to climb.

Once complete, The Ray will add 141 rooms, suite, and spaces to the growing Delray Beach Market.

This is an artist's rendering of the exterior of The Ray, Delray Beach's newest luxury boutique...
This is an artist’s rendering of the exterior of The Ray, Delray Beach’s newest luxury boutique hotel opening
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The best beach hotels in Portugal for some summer sun this year

Pine Cliffs Resort - one of the best beach hotels in Portugal

Pine Cliffs Resort – one of the best beach hotels in Portugal

These are unusual times, and the state of affairs can change quickly. Please check the latest travel guidance before making your journey. Our writers visited these hotels pre-pandemic.

Beaches are what Portugal does best, closely followed by whitewashed medieval villages and the country’s wine. Fine golden sands run all along the Algarve coastline, in long stretches or tiny coves, framed by mellow limestone rocks. On the west coast, in Comporta, that changes to a tropical, sugar-cube white, whilst north of Lisbon wildflowers poke through the dunes. Even Lisbon

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People flock to Fort Myers Beach as season continues into summer months


FORT MYERS BEACH

After more than a year of staying in, people are flocking to Florida for vacation.

It’s expected tourism will pick up even more during the summer months, traditionally the slower season.

Right now, Fort Myers Beach is packed, leaving restaurants slammed and hotels booked.

Many businesses in Fort Myers Beach are hiring additional staff because they’re busier than they could have predicted.

It’s a Wednesday, but a look at the beach would leave you thinking it was the peak of season.

“I think this is a wonderful thing for local businesses,” said Melissa Schneider, marketing director

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