TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida welcomed 36 million total visitors between January and March 2022 according to VISIT FLORIDA estimates. This is a 14 percent increase from Q4 2021, and the third consecutive quarter that overall visitation has surpassed pre-pandemic levels. Approximately 34.1 million domestic visitors traveled to Florida in Read More
Two Florida High School Teams to Compete for Top Honors at National Culinary & Restaurant Business Competition in Washington, D.C.
~Students to contend for almost $200,000 in scholarships at the National ProStart Invitational~ TALLAHASSEE – Following their recent first-place finishes at the statewide Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Educational Foundation (FRLAEF) and ProStart Culinary Competition Event, two Florida high school teams will compete this weekend at the premier national high school culinary arts and restaurant Read More
From Lodging Magazine: ATLANTA, Ga. — Following a vote by the AAHOA Board of Directors, Laura Lee Blake, Esq., will be the new president and CEO of AAHOA, the nation’s largest hotel owners association, effective May 16, 2022. Blake will succeed Ken Greene, who served in the role for a short time in 2021 and Read More
Florida distillers to unveil a 39-stop tour across the Sunshine State Click on the image to view the map Tampa, Fla. – The Florida Craft Spirits Association, a membership organization consisting of 44 Florida distilleries, is proud to announce the official launch of the Florida Distillery Trail, a 39-stop distillery tour across the Sunshine State. Read More
REPORT: HOTELS PROJECTED TO END 2022 DOWN $20 BILLION IN BUSINESS TRAVEL REVENUE, NEARLY 25% BELOW PRE-PANDEMIC LEVELS
AHLA: Business Travel in Florida for 2022 Expected to Remain Down 11.1% Statement from Carol Dover: “Florida remains a top destination for both leisure and business travel, but today’s projections have Florida ending the year 11 percent down for business travel,” said Carol Dover, President and CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA). Read More