Broward Tourism Industry Retirement Could Trigger Political Upheaval

Nicki Grossman

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, for SouthFloridaReporter.com, Aug 26, 2015 – A change in South Florida tourism is looming and could trigger an upheaval in Broward County politics.

Nicki Grossman, who has run the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau for two decades, is considering retirement.

Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow. But soon, she tells Browardbeat.com.

Her departure comes at a crossroads for South Florida tourism. With Cuba looming as a fierce future competitor, the struggle to keep tourists dollars flowing to Miami and Fort Lauderdale will be intense.

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Cruise ships could move their homeports to Havana, damaging the economic base of local ports.

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