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'Bleisure' vacationers give some South Florida lodges a elevate by lingering for longer stays – Oil Metropolis Derrick

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — For years, Fort Lauderdale has been often known as a sizzling spot for faculty spring breakers, household vacationers, conventioneers and cruise line passengers.

However now, so-called “bleisure” guests — enterprise vacationers who lengthen their journeys for a number of further days to allow them to soak up native sights — are making their presence felt because the COVID-19 pandemic fades and firms once more underwrite the price of sending staff out of city on enterprise, downtown hoteliers say. Nationally, the pattern has helped the business get better from the devastating monetary blows delivered by the coronavirus, in response to a prime business official.

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