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Palm Beach Hospitality Students Partner With Local Artists, Chefs, Musicians to Raise Scholarship Funds at FRLA Event

  (West Palm Beach, Fla.) – The Palm Beach Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) presented more than $11,000 in scholarships and professional awards to local high school students at its third annual educational fundraiser. The FRLA Education and Arts Together Showcase (E.A.T.S.), pairs talented students with professional counterparts in their respective Read More

Gov. Scott: First Quarter of 2017 Sets Florida Visitation Record

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida set another record by welcoming the highest number of quarterly visitors in the state’s history with 31.1 million visitors in the first quarter of 2017. This represents a 2.5 percent increase over the same period in 2016. Even though Florida’s tourism industry is booming, the Florida Legislature cut Read More

Florida’s Hospitality Industry Celebrates Governor Scott’s Announcement of 2017 Q1 Visitor Numbers

(Tallahassee, Fla.) – The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) is thrilled at Governor Rick Scott’s announcement today that 31.1 million people visited the state during the first three months of 2017. Compared with the same period last year, this is 2.5 percent increase. In 2016, Florida welcomed a record number of tourists with 112.8 million visitors to the state. Read More

2017 Legislative Session Scorecard & Full Report

The Florida Legislature officially adjourned Sine Die on May 8, 2017 at 8:53 p.m. Legislators extended the session from 60 days to 63 days in order to fulfill their constitutional obligation to pass a budget for the upcoming FY 2017-18. To see how the hospitality industry fared this year, check out FRLA’s Legislative Scorecard. For Read More

Students Representing Florida to Compete in National High School Culinary & Restaurant Business Competition in Charleston

(Tallahassee, Fla.) – Hospitality student teams selected from two high schools will be representing Florida in the country’s premier high school competition focused on restaurant management and culinary arts, the National ProStart Invitational®, from April 28-30 in Charleston, South Carolina. These teams earned top rankings at Florida’s ProStart Competition hosted by the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Read More