11.30.2017 Hospitality Hotline

FRLA Welcomes Women Hospitality Leaders: FRLA proudly hosted the phenomenal women leaders of the Georgia Restaurant Association, Arkansas Hospitality Association, Connecticut Restaurant Association, Alabama Restaurant & Hospitality Alliance and Kentucky Restaurant Association at our headquarters last week. President & CEO Carol Dover welcomed Karen Bremer, Montine McNulty, Sarah Maloney, Mindy Hanan and Stacy Roof to discuss Read More

11.16.2017 Hospitality Hotline

Investing Tourist Tax in Tourism Keeps Our Economy Strong: Scott Maxwell’s Wednesday column, “We may finally use hotel tax for local needs,” and other columns over the years, insist on altering current Florida law regarding the permitted use of the tourist development tax on hotel rooms. Unfortunately, this shortsighted view takes the tourism industry and Read More

11.2.2017 Hospitality Hotline

How Will You Give Back his Holiday Season?: This holiday season, several FRLA members are giving back to their local communities through charitable initiatives. Whether it’s feeding people in need, supporting our neighbors, volunteering, mentoring or fundraising there are many opportunities for restaurants and hotels to make a positive impact. We encourage Florida’s hospitality industry Read More

10.19.2017 Hospitality Hotline

FRLA Members Volunteer to Help Puerto Rico: Following FRLA’s Fall Board Meeting, FRLA members volunteered at Feeding Children Everywhere’s “Orlando Cares: Hope for Puerto Rico” event, packaging meals to send to those affected by Hurricane Maria. With just 30 people and 1 hour, we packaged 2,000 meals for FEMA to deliver. Thank you to President & Read More

10.5.2017 Hospitality Hotline

Hurricane Irma Recovery Update Declares Florida Keys are “Open for Business”: Governor Rick Scott gave an update on the Hurricane Irma recovery effort in the Florida Keys this week at the Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel. FRLA President & CEO Carol Dover, VISIT FLORIDA President & CEO Ken Lawson and local leaders joined him in welcoming tourists back Read More