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TCPalm: Letter: State Senate must rescue funding for promotion of Florida cities

Without a doubt, tourism is the biggest money-maker for Vero Beach. Countless restaurants, shops, hotels and attractions would not be in business without it. To attract visitors, however, people have to know the location exists. That’s not always an easy feat for a small town like Vero Beach, but with the help of Visit Florida […]

Sunshine State News: Record Sums Pour In, As Optometrists Ready for Big Fight in Tallahassee

By: RICHARD MINITER AND JOSEPH HAMMOND, AMERICAN MEDIA INSTITUTE Optometrists are now among the largest donors to political causes in Florida, according to state tax filings. The eye-care specialists, who are not medical doctors, have amassed a war chest of more than $2.1 million and hired the brother of Florida’s Speaker of the House Richard Corcoran, […]

Sunshine State News: Legislation Will Help Save Community Pharmacies, Attention to Patient Care

By BILL MINCY Florida’s current Agency for Healthcare Administrations (AHCA) rules state managed care plans can limit the number of pharmacies allowed to participate in their Medicaid Managed Care networks based on meeting the federal Medicare network adequacy standards. ACHA adopted these standards, which only require plans to have one pharmacy within a 30-minute travel time […]

Orlando Business Journal: Florida’s senators must keep economic momentum going

By Michael Myhre In 2016, more than 112 million tourists visited Florida — shopping at our small businesses, eating at our restaurants and staying in our hotels — ultimately supporting our local economy. While our state has a robust tourism industry supporting many jobs, our unemployment rate remains ranked at 32nd in the country, and our […]

Miami Herald: Visit Florida helps our tourism

As a 790-room oceanfront property in South Beach, the Loews Miami Beach Hotel has been welcoming tourists and corporate groups for 18 years. However, the destination is ultimately the first sell. When meeting planners are considering bringing a group to Loews Miami Beach Hotel, they’re not just considering other properties in Florida. They’re looking also […]

Sun Sentinel: Tourism marketing works; don’t slash Visit Florida funds | Letters

Guests love our resort’s beachfront location, but destinations like California, Texas and Hawaii have beaches and sunshine, too. That’s where Visit Florida and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau make a difference, because they market the uniqueness of our city and state. State and local tourism promotion entities are what brings people to […]

Tallahassee Democrat: Fuentes: Level the playing field on Florida’s alcohol sales laws

Julio Fuentes, My View Technology has completely transformed today’s society. In 2016, Black Friday saw more customers shopping online than in retail stores for the first time. This is not a one-time occurrence, but a shift in societal norms – brick and mortar retailers will never surpass online sales again in our lifetime. So how do […]

Herald-Tribune: Friday’s letters—Arts marketing works

Visit Sarasota County and Visit Florida understand the value that arts and culture contributes to our community and give the Sarasota Opera the tools we need to operate our successful company. We’re in our 58th season and are fortunate to be among the world’s most renowned opera companies. Part of this recognition comes from our […]

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