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Know Before the Storm: FRLA’s Hurricane Irma Resources

As Florida prepares for a direct hit from Hurricane Irma, it’s critical that our visitors, residents, businesses and employees become familiar with the resources available to them before, during and after this life-threatening storm. FRLA has compiled the resources below to stay safe: Stay informed. Visit to find Florida’s Division of Emergency Management. Text FLPREPARES to 888777 to receive updates via Read More

FRLA Urges Members to Prepare for Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma has strengthened into a Category 5 storm with winds reaching more than 185 mph. Governor Rick Scott has declared a State of Emergency for all of Florida’s 67 counties. While the exact path of this storm is not yet known our industry must be prepared for the worst and we must stand ready Read More

FRLA’s President & CEO Carol Dover to Receive the Beacon Award

Orlando, FL – The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show is pleased to honor Carol Dover, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, as the 2017 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show Beacon Award Honoree. The Beacon Award, which was created to recognize a woman leader who has truly served as a Read More

Gov. Scott: Florida Sets All-Time Tourism Record in First Half of 2017

TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida set another record by welcoming the highest number of visitors of any six months in the state’s history with 60.7 million visitors, according to VISIT FLORIDA. This represents a 4.1 percent increase over the same period in 2016, and includes 53.2 million domestic visitors, 5.3 million overseas visitors Read More