Industry Announcements

13th Annual Alligator Hatching Festival at Gatorama

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Industry Announcements | Comments Off on 13th Annual Alligator Hatching Festival at Gatorama

(Hendry County – Summer 2017) Come August and September, Gatorama comes alive with the sounds of chirping, grunting and snapping as baby alligators emerge from their shells to meet the world! For the next few weeks, Gatorama will welcome more than four thousand alligators. Visitors will witness a once in a lifetime experience and watch as baby alligators break free of their eggs. Hatching time is an excellent teaching moment for parents to educate their children about one of nature’s most cherished moments. Come celebrate this miraculous moment, and more as Gatorama hosts its 13th annual...

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HOWARD HOSPITALITY & HOWARD GROUP CELEBRATES GROUNDBREAKING OF HYATT PLACE SANDESTIN AT GRAND BOULEVARD

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Industry Announcements | Comments Off on HOWARD HOSPITALITY & HOWARD GROUP CELEBRATES GROUNDBREAKING OF HYATT PLACE SANDESTIN AT GRAND BOULEVARD

**MEDIA ALERT** MIRAMAR BEACH, FL (JULY 27, 2017) – Howard Group and Howard Hospitality invite you to the groundbreaking of the new Hyatt Place Sandestin at Grand Boulevard. The 84-room Hyatt Place hotel will be located at 300 Grand Boulevard at the West End of the Town Center. Hyatt Place Sandestin at Grand Boulevard will bring a new and dynamic product to the marketplace, and is a great example of Howard Hospitality’s continued focus on growing premium hotels that will attract business and leisure travelers alike. WHO: Howard Group and Howard Hospitality WHAT: Groundbreaking of new Hyatt...

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VIDEO AND PHOTOS OF REHABILITATED BABY COWNOSE RAY NOW AVAILABLE

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Industry Announcements | Comments Off on VIDEO AND PHOTOS OF REHABILITATED BABY COWNOSE RAY NOW AVAILABLE

Cownose Ray that had a surgical procedure to remove abnormal backside, now residing in the park’s stingray exhibit pool NEWS RELEASE – VIDEO AND PHOTOS AVAILABLE WHO:        Tiny Tim, a baby cownose ray, and Miami Seaquarium WHAT:      Tiny Tim was born with an abnormal backside and a curly tail.  His barb was so bent, it was nearly poking his body.  The animal care team and veterinarian at the park assessed his condition and determined that he needed to undergo a medical procedure in order to correct this genetic abnormality.  Tiny Tim was given a local anesthetic and underwent a...

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The Sing Out Loud Music Festival, the largest free music festival ever held in St. Johns County, returns for three weekends this September

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Industry Announcements | Comments Off on The Sing Out Loud Music Festival, the largest free music festival ever held in St. Johns County, returns for three weekends this September

THE SING OUT LOUD FESTIVAL, THE LARGEST FREE MUSIC FESTIVAL EVER HELD IN ST. JOHNS COUNTY, RETURNS THIS SEPTEMBER AND REVEALS INITIAL ARTIST LINEUP INCLUDING PERFORMANCES BY STEVE EARLE, LAKE STREET DIVE, WOLF PARADE, DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND, LOS LOBOS AND HUNDREDS MORE PRESENTED BY COMMUNITY FIRST CREDIT UNION St. Augustine, Fla. (June 19, 2017) – The Sing Out Loud Music Festival, the largest free music festival ever held in St. Johns County, returns for three weekends this September. Hundreds of performances will take place at multiple music venues around St. Augustine, Florida in an epic...

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Rex Jackson Named General Manager of LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Industry Announcements | Comments Off on Rex Jackson Named General Manager of LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

Acclaimed Marketing Veteran Succeeds Adrian Jones as Leader of Multi-Day Vacation Destination #BuiltForKids WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (July 21, 2017) — Rex Jackson, an award-winning marketing and sales executive who helped lead LEGOLAND® Florida Resort from a single theme park into a multi-day vacation destination, has been named the resort’s general manager, UK parent company Merlin Entertainments Group announced today. Jackson joined the resort in 2014 as vice president of marketing and sales and will begin his new role Aug. 1, succeeding Adrian Jones. Jackson inherits responsibility for the...

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St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors & Convention Bureau earns Destination International’s Association Accreditation

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Industry Announcements | Comments Off on St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors & Convention Bureau earns Destination International’s Association Accreditation

      St. Augustine, Fla. (July 13, 2017) – The St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors & Convention Bureau has again earned Destination International’s Association Accreditation for another four-year term. This is the VCB’s third consecutive term of accreditation.      “To be among an elite group of destination management organizations having met the highest standards of industry accreditation is a significant accomplishment for the VCB and its team, especially as the standards for accreditation continue to rise,” said Virginia Haley,...

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