Miami Travel Agency to Close Its Office for All but Two Months
Travel agencies and travel agents in the Miami area are gearing up to close their doors for at least two months after the Miami-Dade County Board of Supervisors voted to end the agency’s lease on the historic George A. Romero Memorial Building.
According to the Miami Herald, the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously to end its lease of the building, which was purchased in 2003 by the Florida Department of Transportation.
The Miami-based agency was established in the 1950s and opened its doors to the public in the 1980s.
Since then, the company has been a leader in the development of new and innovative travel experiences, including a line of premium luxury travel products.
The Miami-area agency has offices in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
However, the move to shut down the agency has come at a bad time.
Since 2016, the Miami Board of Travel has been in the midst of a sweeping investigation into whether the Miami Beach County government has improperly reimbursed the company for its expenses and staff.
The board’s investigation is expected to continue into the fall, and the board will meet again in January to consider a resolution on the matter.
The George A, Romero Memorial building was the former home of Miami-dade County Commissioner Robert M. “Bill” Murphy and was home to the George A Romero Center for the Arts.
The building has been the subject of numerous lawsuits and allegations that it was a “pink elephant” with a “black elephant” inside.