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    Florida Boy Surprised With Disney Trip After Helping Dorian Evacuees

    A six-year-old Florida boy was surprised with a dream trip to Walt Disney World after a selfless act that has since gone viral. (Published Monday, Sept. 9, 2019)

    Although Hurricane Dorian skirted by Florida with hardly any damage, it still cost the Sunshine State money.

    In Orlando, the nation's most visited tourist destination, hotel occupancy was down by almost 42 percent on the Saturday before Labor Day, compared to the same time the previous year.

    The Orlando Sentinel reports that just around 70,000 of the almost 130,000 hotel rooms in the Orlando metro area were occupied that day.

    University of Central Florida tourism professor Deborah Breiter says leisure trips are often easier to cancel than business trips, so when there is a prediction of a storm, people will cancel.

    DeSantis, Bass Pro Shops Join to Help Dorian Victims

    [MI] DeSantis, Bass Pro Shops Join to Help Dorian Victims

    The latest effort to help the Bahamas involves South Florida's fishing community. NBC 6 Reporter Ari Odzer was at Bass Pro Shops in Dania Beach today for the inaugural meeting of "Anglers for the Bahamas." Gov. Ron DeSantis was also there for the launch of the new initiative.

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019)

    The area's tourism marketing agency, Visit Orlando, put out marketing materials on social media letting potential tourists know the area was open for visitors.

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