With a record 54 million tourists in the first six months of the year, Florida is on its way to exceeding its goal of 100 million visitors this year. The 5.8 percent increase from the first half of 2014 creates a promising future for tourism during the rest of 2015.
Occupancy in Broward County hotels raised to 77 percent from April through June, according to the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, an increase of 1.3 percent over the previous year.
With Aventura Mall’s status as Miami’s premier fashion destination, the Turnberry Associates owned and operated shopping center should benefit from the increased visitors. Under the supervision of Turnberry Co-Chairman and CEO Jackie Soffer (CrunchBase), Aventura Mall features a growing collection of upscale boutiques and more than 300 of the world’s most iconic, recognized retailers.
As one of America’s most visited shopping centers, the projected increase in tourism for the last half of 2015 should bring new guests to Aventura Mall.
Anchored by six department stores, including Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, and Macy’s, the shopping center includes Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Tiffany and Co., Fendi, Burberry, Bally, Emilio Pucci, Omega and Brooks Brothers, among other shopper favorites.
It is expected that the increased number of visitors will lead to growing visitation to the center’s various shopping, dining and entertainment options.