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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

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

Florida’s Hospitality Industry Celebrates Governor Scott’s Announcement for Increased Funding for VISIT FLORIDA

(Tallahassee, Fla.) – The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) applauds today’s announcement by Florida Governor Rick Scott recommending a $24 million increase in the state’s investment in VISIT FLORIDA. This funding amount is in addition to the Governor’s $76 million recommendation and would allocate a total of $100 million for the state’s destination marketing corporation Read More

Broward County Hospitality Students and Teachers to be Honored at Gala

(Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) – The Broward Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) is proud to celebrate schools, instructors and students at its 8th Annual Excellence in Education Gala scheduled for Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The event, designed to support local hospitality education in area high schools, is slated to take place at Read More

VISIT FLORIDA to Showcase Historic Florida Main Street Communities   

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, VISIT FLORIDA announced a new initiative to showcase Florida Main Street communities. In partnership with the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) and the Department of State’s Florida Main Street Program, VISIT FLORIDA has begun including these historic Florida communities on the Florida Attractions Finder – a popular online tool where Read More