Sunday, April 21, 2019
“I was happy to visit Tampa International Airport today to discuss the role that tourism plays in generating economic development to Florida,” said DeSantis. “This industry has never been stronger, and the benefits of tourism to our state are shared by every Floridian.”
“Millions of Americans are making plans for summer vacations, visiting famous landmarks in Europe, family attractions stateside, and anything in between,” said Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group.
“We are incredibly proud to be the first family of Orlando theme parks to achieve these certifications,” said Mark Pauls, the park president of SeaWorld Orlando. “We want to create lasting memories for all our guests."
With Tuesday being World Autism Awareness Day, SeaWorld Orlando announced it has named a certified autism center by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). 
Major updates were announced at Florida's largest theme parks this month as Universal Orlando and SeaWorld published new details about the latest attractions coming to their respective parks while Walt Disney World announced the launch of Star Wars Galaxy's Edge and another increase in ticket prices.
Former state Sen. Dana Young, the president and CEO of Visit Florida, weighed in on the funds on Monday. She will head to the Panhandle for meetings on tourism to the area later in the week. 
On Wednesday, Visit Florida announced that 126.1 million out of state guests hit Florida in 2018, up from almost 119 million in 2017. 
There’s no denying that the Everglades is a national environmental treasure, though a swampy one that many people haven’t explored up close and personal.
After months of debate, the Daytona Beach City Commission passed one of the strictest panhandling ordinances in the nation. The new ordinance basically allows no panhandling anywhere within 150 feet of an intersection. 
AFP’s Florida Chapter announced on Monday that it had sent letters to the members of the state Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee to support a proposal from state Sen. Tom Lee, R-Brandon, to squash the fund.