DAYTONA BEACH -- Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport increased 15 percent in August compared with the same month last year.
During August, 45,951 passengers arrived and departed through Daytona Beach International Airport, compared to 39,857 passengers last August.
NSBNEWS.NET photos and videos by Henry Frederick / Jim Nelson, the city of New Smyrna Beach's tennis pro, moonlights as a driver for "NSBFree," which shuttles people for free all over the New Smyrna Beach beachside and even parts of the mainland near the North and South Causeway bridges such as Canal Street. The people in the vehicle are surfers from Barbados here for a surfing tournament Saturday near the South Jetty. NSBNews.net went along for a ride with Nelson and the surfing visitors.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- They say there's no such thing as a free ride, but residents and visitors alike in New Smyrna Beach beg to differ with "NSBFree."
DAYTONA BEACH --- Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport increased 14 percent in June compared with June 2010. During the month 44,687 passengers flew in or out of the airport in comparison with 39,296 passengers in June 2010.
For the 12 months ending June 30, passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport is up 15 percent -- from 454,260 passengers last year to 523,749 passengers this year.
Orlando hotelier group to close on the Surfside Hotel and Conference complex in Daytona Beach Shores later this month
DAYTONA BEACH SHORES -- An Orlando hotelier group is planning to close late this month on the 200-room Surfside Hotel and Conference, 3209 S. Atlantic Ave., city officials confirmed.
Avista Properties, owner and manager of Orlando area hotels for three decades, last month paid $2.8 million for the Islander Resort at 3161 S. Atlantic Ave., in bankruptcy court. It was owned by the Bray & Gillespie group whjich declared bbankruptcy in 2008 on two dozen beachside hotels.
Avista also owns the Hampton Inn in the Shores.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Edward Jones Financial Advisor John Delavan of New Smyrna Beach recently received the Jack Phelan Blue Blazer Award for his outstanding business building skills and client service efforts over the past year. The award was named for the firm's former national sales manager, Jack Phelan.
Only 147 of the firm's more than 12,000 financial advisors received the Jack Phelan Blue Blazer Award.
DAYTONA BEACH -- Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport increased 16 percent in April, compared with the same period last year.
Last month, 54,603 incoming and outgoing passengers passed through Daytona Beach International Airport. This compares with 46,888 total passengers in April 2010. For the 12-months ending April 30, passenger traffic increased 17 percent over the prior year to 515,352.
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PORT ORANGE – Trying to jump-start the stalled construction of a Country Inn & Suites hotel near Interstate 95, city officials have agreed to slash a permit fee.