[Tallahassee, Fla] Today, representatives from the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) announced the hire of Morgan Forsythe as IT Director and Ashley Gholston as Director of Industry Relations & Events. “We are thrilled to welcome Morgan and Ashley to the FRLA family,” said Carol Dover, President and CEO of the FRLA. “Although they have Read More

FRLA Regional Director, Dannette Lynch, Wins Tourism Person of the Year

[Tampa, Fla] The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce held their annual Tourism Luncheon on May 10, 2019, at the Tradewinds Island Grand Resort. At this luncheon, FRLA Regional Director Dannette Lynch was announced the 2019 Tourism Person of the Year. Carol Dover, FRLA’s President and CEO remarks, “Everyone at FRLA is proud of Dannette Read More


[Palm Beach, Fla] The Palm Beach Chapter of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) presented more than $25,000 in scholarships to local high school students last week. The money was raised at the FRLA Education and Agriculture Together Showcase (E.A.T.S.) event in January, and this is the fourth year FRLA Palm Beach has been Read More

Carol Dover Issues Statement on VISIT FLORIDA

[Tallahassee, Fla] The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association has issued the following statement from Carol Dover, CEO/President, regarding VISIT FLORIDA: “VISIT FLORIDA serves a critical function of promoting our state, and the Legislature must act now to fully fund and to extend Florida’s marketing arm beyond its Oct. 1 sunset date. VISIT FLORIDA effectively promotes Read More

VISIT FLORIDA Should Be Fully Funded

For more than 22 years, VISIT FLORIDA has operated as the marketing organization for the Sunshine State, attracting visitors from around the United States as well as travelers from other countries. Their efforts have proven to effectively draw in crowds from around the world. Year after year, we continue to see record-setting numbers of tourists Read More