Travel Florida Keys Are Closed to Tourists

20:35  14 september  2017
20:35  14 september  2017 Source:   Town and Country

Bulgaria sends thank-you postcards to tourists

  Bulgaria sends thank-you postcards to tourists Other European holiday spots may be getting fed up with tourists, but not Bulgaria, where the government is sending thank-you postcards to some of the record numbers of visitors to the country this year. The "Thank you for choosing Bulgaria!" cards, showing the Thracian tomb in Kazanlak or the Rila Monastery, will be sent to 400,000 tourists chosen randomly from the five million who visited as of July 31.

Tourism is the dominant industry in the Florida Keys , contributing .7 billion and 54% of the jobs to the local economy, according to the local tourism development council. Walt Disney World's parks will close on Saturday and remain closed through Monday .

Eco- tourism in the Florida Keys . Key West. For a few days or weeks, these eco- tourists have experienced nature in the quiet way that was once reserved for poets, philosophers and naturalists like Muir.

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The Florida Keys is Closed (for Now)

  The Florida Keys is Closed (for Now) Florida Keys is still trying to recover from Irma and will be temporarily closed to tourists.Residents and business owners started to return to the Keys Tuesday, but officials are asking tourists to avoid any plans for vacations in the island chain until infrastructure evaluations and restoration efforts are handled and authorities give the all-clear to return.

It is also one of Florida ’s tourist attractions and the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers museums, movies, a rocket garden and Tourist attractions on Key West include Ernest Hemingway’s former home, the Southernmost Point, the lighthouse and several drinking establishments.

Discover the world of Florida Keys fishing and Key West fishing with the Official Florida Keys Tourism Council. Shark Channel (MM 11). Florida Keys Bridges Closed To Fishing

Following the destruction of Hurricane Irma, the Florida Keys have closed to tourists indefinitely. The popular vacation spot was hit hard by the storm and its 130 mile per hour winds, and according to a statement posted on the Monroe County website Tuesday, the community is continuing to suffer in the aftermath. 

"For most of the Florida Keys, there is no fuel, electricity, running water, or cell service. For many people, supplies are running low and anxiety is running high," reads the memo.

FEMA officials spoke with CNN, and confirmed that 25 percent of homes on the chain of islands were completely destroyed. An additional 65 percent suffered "major damage."

"Basically, every house in the Keys was impacted some way," FEMA Administrator Brock Long said. At this point, according to county officials, "the roads remain unsafe for travel due to debris, which includes boats, downed trees, downed power lines, sand and washed out roadway."

Some residents of the region were allowed to return to their homes on Tuesday, but for now tourists are being asked to stay home. Despite having an economy that relies on vacationers, "the Keys are not open for business."

The Florida Keys are back in business but far from back to normal .
FLORIDA KEYS -- Shortly after 5 p.m. last Tuesday, Kim Ackerman closed the gates to the pastel-painted Shell World, a kitschy Key Largo gift shop near the gateway to the Keys.She'd seen three customers that day. But nearby, a sign of hope gleamed in LED letters over the highway: "U.S. 1 Keys is open to Key West."Hurricane Irma interrupted the party in paradise, but only for a time. On Sunday – three weeks after the storm thrashed the chain of islands, killing 14 and causing tens of millions of dollars in damage -- the Keys officially reopened to tourists.

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