Governor Ron DeSantis Announces All-Time Record Six-Month Visitation for Florida 

[Tallahassee, Fla.] — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida welcomed 68.9 million travelers from January through June of 2019, the highest number of visitors during any six months in Florida’s history. This record number represents a 5.6 percent increase over the same period in 2018 and includes 61.2 million domestic visitors, 5.2 million overseas Read More

Universal Orlando Announces New Theme Park

[ORLANDO, Fla.]  Universal Orlando Resort is building a new, fourth, theme park to be called Universal’s Epic Universe. The vision: create an entirely new level of experience that forever changes theme park entertainment. Universal’s Epic Universe will take guests on a journey where beloved stories expand into vibrant lands – and where that journey is Read More

Florida Department of Health: ‘No Public Health Concerns in Destin’

[Tallahassee, Fla] Last week, the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) issued a statement clarifying that there are ‘no public health concerns’ in Walton or Okaloosa counties after a social media post claimed the waters off the Emerald Coast were the source of a bacterial infection. The post went viral and was shared more than 170,000 Read More

Pinellas & Hillsborough Luncheon with the Chairman

[Tampa, Fla] On August 1, the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) Pinellas and Hillsborough chapters will host their 5th Annual Luncheon with the Chairman event at Bascom’s Chop House in Clearwater. Alan Palmieri, FRLA Chairman, Co-owner and Partner of Marlow’s Tavern, will host the luncheon and help celebrate the event’s special honorary guest, Joseph Read More

FRLA Pinellas to Hold Christmas in July Food Drive

[Tampa, Fla] During the month of July, the Pinellas Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) will partake in their 2nd Annual Christmas in July food drive. Partnering with RCS, whose mission is to feed the hungry, help families facing homelessness return to self-sufficiency and empower survivors of domestic abuse, FRLA Pinellas members Read More