November 02, 2005

Hurricane Wilma forced the cancellation of two large conventions in Fort Lauderdale, but both have been rescheduled. Visit Florida, the state's official tourism organization, rescheduled its Oct. 30-Nov. 1 Florida Encounter show to Dec. 4-6, while the 46th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show rescheduled its event from Oct. 27-31 to Nov. 3-6. In a Nov. 1 press release, Nicki E. Grossman, president & CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, said, "More than 100 of our hotels are open for business."