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Airlines & Seaports put ... Gateway ... the center of trade & finance
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   12 REASONS... to LIVE... in SOUTHWEST FLORIDA   

    

8. GLOBAL GATEWAY FOR TRAVEL & COMMERCE...
Need to get away now and then? With international flights and cruise ships at your disposal, you’ll always find great deals for that weekend Caribbean getaway or all inclusive European package.

As for Commerce, Geographic location, economic clout and political stability have successfully made Florida the center of trade and finance for the Western Hemisphere. Goods worth more than $130 billion US flowed through Florida’s airports and seaports in 2008.

Airports:

Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport
Southwest Florida International Airport (Fort Myers)
Tampa International Airport
St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport
Venice Municipal Airport: It has two 5000 ft. runways and is the base of FFTC (Florida Flight Training Center), that provides pilot training as well as charter service within Florida and the surrounding states.

Cruise Ships and Ports:
Port Manatee The fifth largest of 14 deep-water ports in Florida, Port Manatee is the closest U.S. deepwater seaport to the Panama Canal.
Port of Tampa Set sail to the Caribbean or Mexico from the Port of Tampa, the nation's fastest growing cruise homeport.
Port Everglades (Ft. Lauderdale) Set sail on a variety of day and multi-day cruises to the Caribbean and South America. Also trans-Atlantic and trans-Panama Canal cruises set sail to world-wide ports-of-call. About Cruises Guide, Linda Garrison offers the history of the port and things to do in Ft. Lauderdale before or after you cruise.
Port of Miami Set sail from the busiest cruise port in the world
Port Canaveral is the second busiest port in the world and is growing. Set sail aboard Carnival, Disney, Royal Caribbean, Holland America, Royal Olympic, and Norwegian cruise lines to ports-of-call all over the world. Also take day cruises aboard Sterling and SunCruz casino lines.
Port Canaveral is the second busiest port in the world and is growing. Set sail aboard Carnival, Disney, Royal Caribbean, Holland America, Royal Olympic, and Norwegian cruise lines to ports-of-call all over the world. Also take day cruises aboard Sterling and SunCruz casino lines.



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