Thanksgiving

Daytona Beach hotels near capacity for Thanksgiving weekend

Some Volusia County hotels and resorts are nearly booked up this Thanksgiving weekend as people head to Daytona Beach for the holiday weekend. 

The Hotel & Lodging Association of Volusia County said that some hotels in the area are doing well this Thanksgiving.

For example, Ocean Court Motel in Daytona Beach says it sold at least 80 percent of its rooms. The Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach is at 90

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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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