The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday it planned to lay off 28,000 workers in its parks division in California and Florida.
This is not only good news for consumers but also grocery store chains that had to deal with bare shelves earlier this year.
The pandemic is keeping many out-of-state tourists away, so attractions along International Drive are turning to locals and offerings deals.
The first weekend of Phase 3 reopening in Florida brought many crowds to bars. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez believes Gov. Ron DeSantis may have rushed into the final reopening phase.
There are questions about the future of Biketoberfest, which is scheduled for next month. Daytona Beach leaders say restrictions on permitting will stay in place for now, even though the state has moved into Phase 3 reopening.
The lawmakers said that it is time to take action since funds are continuing to run out for unemployment claims.
According to a survey published by the Canadian government in 2018, Canadians spend about 6.5 billion in Florida every year.
The state numbers are well off a peak in April when more than 900,000 claims were filed during a two-week period.
Universal Orlando Resort began to furlough employees in May after paying employees for several weeks following the shut down of their parks in March.
Universal Orlando on Wednesday announced that 5,400 furloughed workers will not be returning anytime soon, possibly not until 2021.
SeaWorld operates a dozen parks across five states.
Bars were ordered to shut down after phase two of reopening took effect in Florida in June. The decision was made after a spike in COVID-19 cases statewide, with many tracing back to residents visiting bars.
Bars have gotten the green light to reopen in Florida on Monday. The businesses must open at limited capacity, with 50% occupancy.
Florida lawmakers are reviewing next year's budget and are planning for a shortfall of more than two billion dollars, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Not knowing where your next paycheck is going to come from is never easy, but for unemployed Floridians, the good news is that help is on the way starting this week,
Even though many businesses are operating at limited capacity in Orlando's tourist district, Labor Day crowds were a welcomed sight.
More layoffs could be coming to Florida's tourism industry. SeaWorld Entertainment filed papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday indicating some furloughed workers would not be returning.
Many businesses in Winter Park have shut down permanently due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The coronavirus pandemic has greatly impacted Orlando's tourism economy. Orange County said it has been dipping into rainy day funds to pay bills while tax revenue is down; however, numbers did show improvement month-over-month from June to July.
With Labor Weekend just a few days away, property owners are turning to short term rentals. Vacation experts say Florida is slowly improving.