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Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB welcomes Gabriel Martinez to tourism sales team

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB) announced last week the appointment of Gabriel E. Martinez to the Tourism Sales Team as the new Senior Manager of International Tourism Sales. In his new role, he will be overseeing the development of the international market. Most recently, Martinez served as Senior Manager of International Sales and Marketing at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment for six years.

 

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Delta to launch first biometric terminal in the United States

One look and you are on your way. Delta Air Lines, in partnership with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), is launching the first biometric terminal in the United States at Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal (Terminal F) in Atlanta. Read more...

Norwegian Cruise Line continues to raise the bar for its award-winning beverage program at sea

Norwegian Cruise Line was once again celebrated for its distinguished onboard beverage program with Norwegian Bliss’ head mixologist named as one of the 2018 Diageo Global Travel’s Best Bartenders, and Norwegian Escape’s upscale steakhouse Cagney’s recognized with the “Award of Excellence” by Wine Spectator. Cruise Line Launches Third Season of ‘Meet the Winemaker’ Cruises.

 

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American Airlines celebrates experience and expertise, honors team members with 45 years of service

This week, American Airlines honored team members celebrating at least 45 years of service and 35 or more years for pilots (due to the mandatory retirement age). These special team members have contributed nearly 11,000 years of experience to the airline. More than 230 team members and their guests attended the special event, which included dinner, dancing and entertainment from music legend Tony Orlando.

 

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St. Johns County's State of the Tourism Industry event shows tourism works

When the St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and The Beaches Visitors & Convention Bureau kicked off the 8th State of the Tourism Industry summit May 17, it presented proof positive that tourism works in St. Johns County. More than 200 people turned out for the annual event. Richard Goldman, President and CEO of the Visitors and Convention Bureau, reported that record numbers of tourists are visiting Florida's Historic Coast.

 

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First quarter of 2017 sets Florida visitation record

Governor Rick Scott announced today 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 VISIT FLORIDA's budget by 67 percent for the upcoming fiscal year.

 

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