Industry Announcements

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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“FRESH FRESHIES”! BABY FRESHWATER CROCS HATCH AT THE ALLIGATOR FARM

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in Industry Announcements | Comments Off on “FRESH FRESHIES”! BABY FRESHWATER CROCS HATCH AT THE ALLIGATOR FARM

St. Augustine, FL (July 11, 2017) – The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park announces a rare occurrence in North America: the hatching of four freshwater Johnston’s crocodiles, Crocodylus johnstoni. The new babies mark the first time the species has hatched at the zoo and only the second time babies of this species were welcomed in North America, with first captive hatch credits going to the Baltimore Aquarium. The four baby crocs and their proud parents, Derek and Bindi, will wait to see if more hatchlings emerge from the remaining eggs in the clutch. “These are Johnston’s...

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Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Earns Coveted 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Industry Announcements | Comments Off on Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Earns Coveted 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Miramar Beach, Fla. (July 10, 2017) – For the fourth consecutive year, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort has been awarded the 2017 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. Now in its seventh year, the achievement celebrates hospitality excellence that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, restaurants and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience. “This is a direct reflection of all the hard work of hundreds of...

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Military Museum of North Florida will host the annual Northeast Florida Regional Armed Forces Day Celebration

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Industry Announcements | Comments Off on Military Museum of North Florida will host the annual Northeast Florida Regional Armed Forces Day Celebration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: On May 20 the Military Museum of  North Florida will host the annual Northeast Florida Regional Armed Forces Day Celebration. It will be held at the Military Museum in Reynolds Ind. Park, 1 Bunker Ave., Green Cove Springs Fl 32043. The event will include, parachutists, flyin by a Stearman  biplane, war re enactors, classic car show, military vehicle show and a Military flea market. Food   and drinks available. Admission and parking:...

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Collier County Welcomes New Deputy Director for Tourism/Sports Marketing

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Industry Announcements | Comments Off on Collier County Welcomes New Deputy Director for Tourism/Sports Marketing

Naples, Fla. (May 1, 2017) – Ed Caum has joined the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau – Collier County’s department of tourism – as the new Deputy Director for Tourism/Sports Marketing. He previously served as Tourism Manager for Pasco County, where he oversaw day-to-day operations and spearheaded a 30% growth in tourism tax collection, plus major developments in sports events and infrastructure. After retiring from 15 years of service with the U.S. Army as a public communications professional, he worked in a variety of non-profit and government positions. With...

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