I sure hope it translates into some kind of market rebound so we can get the skyline "finished" among other things that need to be done.2007 statistics have been released, and once again Miami has seen a huge increase in international tourists and gained market share. In 2007, international visitors to Miami were up 19%, and Miami is now the third most visited city in the U.S., behind NY and LA. If current trends continue, it won't be long before Miami surpasses LA for the number two spot.
I don't know, Spellbound. There is a Midwest cottage industry built around storm chasers because of foreigners who want to see a tornado. I'm going to go with Lewiston, Idaho. :lol:I wonder what the least visited city is for international tourists? I'm going with Enid, Oklahoma.
Oh, I agree with you here! It's just that I've given up and thrown in the towel in that regard. hno:I think before finishing skyline, we should have other needs satisfied first! Hope this help local governments ask for more money to finish/start a) Metro-rail extensions and new lines b) Miami Port Tunnel c) a long needed improvement for the MIA, the old section should be transformed and should look more like the new terminal, and d) the H.O.T (tolled H.O.V) for I-95.
I rather have them finish those before showing up empty skyscrapers to the public! How can a city be the 3rd most visited in the country and have this pathetic transportation system?! That's unacceptable!
Miami is the second most visited U.S. city by Europeans, after only NYC. In fact, L.A. is popular with Europeans, but not as popular with Europeans as Miami is. L.A. is obviously more popular with Asians. 11% of all Europeans who visited the U.S. in 2007 came to Miami. Only New York City - at 16% - attracted more. L.A. is third at 9%.^ Well, now that you mention it, the majority of Miami's overseas visitors are probably from Latin America; whereas Los Angeles' overseas tourists come from all over the globe -- kind of like NYC. This is in part due to the fact that LAX is much more globally connected than MIA (many flights must transfer through ATL). Alitalia Airlines is now providing nonstop service from LAX to Rome, Korean Airlines to Sao Paulo, and Emirates to Dubai. In addition to that, a new nonstop service route to India, another emerging country, is expected in the coming months.