Gov. DeSantis Budgets $76 Million for VISIT FLORIDA

[Tallahassee, Fla.] Today, Gov. Ron DeSantis unveiled his budget, The Bold Vision for a Brighter Future, recommending $76 million for VISIT FLORIDA. This amount keeps the funding at its current level and underscores the importance of the tourism industry to our state’s economy. VISIT FLORIDA serves as the official tourism marketing organization for the state Read More

Hospitality Heroes Honored in Northwest Florida

[Destin, Fla] On Jan. 31, the Northwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) partnered with Visit South Walton and the Emerald Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) to recognize the men and women who have had a positive impact on the area’s tourism. Nearly 300 people gathered at The Henderson Beach Read More

Nominations in Full Bloom for 11th Annual ROSE Awards

[Jacksonville, Fla] The Northeast Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) is seeking nominations for the 11th Annual ROSE Awards. The ROSE (Recognition of Service Excellence) Awards honor hospitality champions in the Northeast Florida region who are dedicated to excellent customer service. These are the employees who make guests’ experiences smooth and seamless Read More

Southwest Florida Water Management District WISE Program

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) has launched a new grant program for non-residential users in the district. The Water Incentives Supporting Efficiency (WISE) program can reimburse up to 50 percent of costs associated with water conservation projects and can save businesses up to $20,000. The grant is open to all water users whether Read More