Service cuts threaten Florida's tourist economy

09/3/2008 | Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

Tourism officials in South Florida are bracing for a drop in revenues as airlines cut service to low-margin leisure destinations. Both the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and the Palm Beach International Airport expect to see seat capacity drop by about 10% this fall, the equivalent of dozens of flights per day. "If airplanes don't fly here, then the hotel rooms are not going to be full," says Nicki Grossman, president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. "It's very difficult to find a silver lining under these circumstances."

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