“Infrastructure development and maintenance are critical for rural communities to become more resilient,” said DeSantis. “We will continue to help these communities as they prepare for the future by utilizing every resource we have.”
Back in May 2017, Rooney brought out the “Travel Agent Retail Fairness Act” which, according to the congressman’s office, rolls back regulations “which would remove a regulatory block and strike travel agencies from the blacklist that prohibits them from utilizing an exemption from federal overtime rules.
“The record-breaking success of Florida’s visitation is the result of the hard work of our state’s entire tourism industry,” said former state Sen. Dana Young.
The $1 million amounts to pocket money for the commission to show FIFA why it should pick Orlando as one of the 17 host cities for the North American bid if it is accepted. If Orlando did get games, it could be asked to spend anywhere between $31-81 million as the host city.
“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.