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Sharing Key Takeaways from 2016 Governor’s Conference on Tourism

November 2nd, 2016 — 10:48am

gc-2016-susannah-paulThe 2016 Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Orlando offered some important takeaways worth sharing.  With more than thirty experts discussing the most current trends in marketing, consumer behavior and issues impacting our business, it was hard to nail down the most critical takeaways.  But, for our industry Partners who might have missed the event, we were up for the challenge.  Here are our top 10 takeaways: Continue reading »


Staci Mellman
Director of Brand
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VISIT FLORIDA Hosts Annual Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism

October 1st, 2015 — 1:53pm

12068411_10153588551089641_6951649604249727045_oVISIT FLORIDA recently hosted its annual Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism at the Tampa Bay Convention Center in Tampa, Fla.  The event is VISIT FLORIDA’s premier annual educational forum for the Florida tourism industry.  We are proud to announce that this year’s conference had the highest attendance since 2002, with more than 1,100 attendees. Continue reading »


Steven Bonda, CMP
Senior Manager, Corporate Meetings & Events

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VISIT FLORIDA Wins Big at 58th Annual HSMAI Adrian Awards

February 24th, 2015 — 1:06pm

I am pleased to announce that during last evening’s awards gala in New York City, Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) recognized Susannah Costello, VISIT FLORIDA’s Vice President of Global Brand, as one of its “Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales & Marketing.” This distinction marks Susannah as one of the “best of the best” in the hospitality, travel and tourism industries for 2014.  Two other Florida tourism industry leaders were named to this year’s list – Vince LaRuffa with Universal Orlando Resort and Jack Wert with the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau. Continue reading »


Will Seccombe
President & CEO

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New VISIT FLORIDA Initiatives Announced at Governor’s Conference

September 23rd, 2014 — 2:09pm

Today during the 47th Annual Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism, VISIT FLORIDA executives Paul Phipps and Susannah Costello announced several upcoming marketing initiatives.  To view the infographic, press releases and videos on these initiatives, please click here. Continue reading »


Will Seccombe
President & CEO

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New Search Tools from VISIT FLORIDA Give Beach Lovers More to Love

May 19th, 2014 — 12:57pm

I am proud to announce that today’s launch of the Florida Beach Finder marks the culmination of a year-long project to showcase the state’s beaches to visitors from around the globe.  VISIT FLORIDA has unveiled online tools allowing travelers to virtually walk hundreds of miles of Sunshine State beaches – from legendary locations such as Miami Beach to lesser-known sanctuaries such as Cayo Costa. Continue reading »


Paul Phipps
Chief Marketing Officer

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