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

Sergio’s Cuban Restaurant Offers 401(k) Plans to All Employees

[Miami, Fla] Carlos Gazitua, President of Sergio’s Cuban Restaurant, announced all 650+ employees, of Sergio’s seven locations, would be receiving a 401K plan, starting the month of May. This was announced at a round table event, hosted by President Donald Trump, where Gazitua was invited to speak about Sergio’s leading example as a small business Read More

Senate Supports VISIT FLORIDA

[Tallahassee, Fla] On Wednesday, April 17, the Florida Senate unanimously approved a measure that will extend VISIT FLORIDA for eight years. SB 178, sponsored by Sen. Gruters, allows VISIT FLORIDA to continue to operate beyond its current sunset date of Oct. 1 of this year. In the current Senate appropriations bill, VISIT FLORIDA is slated 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

Hepatitis A: Keep Guests and Staff Safe

[Tallahassee, Fla] The number of Hepatitis A cases in Florida has steadily increased each month for the last year, and FRLA has partnered with the Florida Department of Health to help spread the word about how to keep guests and staff safe. Hepatitis A is highly contagious and can cause death. While Central Florida currently Read More