FRLA Celebrates 40 Years of SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo

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(Lakeland, FL) – The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) is proud to be a presenting sponsor of the 40th Annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo, with events being held Tuesday, April 1st through Sunday, April 6th at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership in an event that allows visitors and aviation enthusiasts from all over the world to share in a wonderful experience right here in Florida,” said Carol Dover, President/CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. “FRLA is committed in supporting SUN ‘n FUN because it helps boost the local economy and gives families an opportunity to see our hospitality industry at its finest.”

This is the second consecutive year FRLA has sponsored the event. In 2013, the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo went on as planned, despite national budget concerns, due in part to funding granted by the FRLA. Additionally, FRLA is pleased the United States Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, the “Blue Angels,” will be participating in this year’s festivities.

Throughout the week, afternoon airshows will showcase aerobatics and precision flying as ground displays and guest speakers highlight the history of aviation. The event is designed to preserve and enhance the future of flight through world-class events, inspiring and educating people of all ages. Details about the event can be found at

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About the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association
FRLA’s mission is to ‘Protect, Educate and Promote’ Florida’s hospitality industry – which represents a $76.1 billion industry, 23% of Florida’s economy, $4.6 billion in sales tax revenue, and nearly 1.1 million employees, making it the state’s number one industry.  It is Florida’s premier non-profit, hospitality industry trade association. FRLA safeguards the needs of the hospitality industry, improves the business climate, promotes the highest levels of quality and safety for our patrons, provides legislative advocacy, and eases navigation of government regulation. The Association represents and serves more than 10,000 independent and household name members, suppliers, and theme parks. For more information, go to