FRLA Announces Partnership with Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns Association

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Elizabeth Ray
FRLA Communications Director
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(Tallahassee, FL) – The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) and the Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns Association (FBBI)  are thrilled to announce their new partnership cultivated to boost hospitality industry advocacy, education and promotion in the Sunshine State. This collaboration will bring together two non-profit organizations aimed at developing unique guest experiences, safeguarding the needs of the industry, and attracting visitors to Florida.

“We are proud to partner with the Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns Association because its members provide intimate atmospheres that give a firsthand glimpse of all that Florida has to offer. They showcase exceptional hospitality and understand the unnecessary burdens faced by many businesses in our industry. Through this partnership, we can help engage more industry leaders all working toward the same objective to ensure the success of Florida hospitality,” said Carol Dover, President and CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association.

“With support from the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, we will collectively boost our efforts across the state. FRLA has a proven track record of legislative successes, membership growth, and exciting promotional opportunities. With our unique properties and FRLA’s expansive reach, we believe we can help our industry continue to thrive,” said Patricia Detwiler, Managing Director of Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns.


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About the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association
FRLA is Florida’s premier non-profit hospitality industry trade association. Our mission is to ‘Protect, Educate and Promote’ Florida’s $82 billion hospitality industry which represents 23% of Florida’s economy and more than 1.1 million employees – making it the state’s number one industry. We offer regulatory compliance and food safety training needs (RCS and SafeStaff®); industry developed career-building high school programs (FRLAEF); sponsor the only event in Florida exclusively serving the restaurant and foodservice industry (FR&L Show, October 6-8, 2015 in Orlando); and we safeguard the needs of the hospitality industry by providing legislative advocacy. We represent and serve more than 10,000 independent and household name members, suppliers, and theme parks. For more information, go to and find us on Twitter @FRLAnews, Facebook and YouTube.


About Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns
The mission of the Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns Association is Marketing, Advocacy and Education for the Bed and Breakfast Industry in the State of Florida.  FBBI is committed to fostering a knowledgeable, caring and conscientious community of professional innkeepers, networking throughout Florida to help member inns achieve their marketing goals and deliver the highest level of professionalism and experience. The vision of FBBI is to increase membership and to promote member inns, improve innkeeping through education and advocacy and enhance the value of membership to innkeepers. FBBI strives to aid the bed and breakfast industry through marketing, by initiating advocacy, providing programs, resources and services that enhance the professional skills of both member innkeepers and aspiring innkeepers and provide education, networking, and business opportunities relating to the bed and breakfast industry.