Gaetz Sworn into Legislature Friday, April 16th, 2010

Republican Matt Gaetz was elected this week to represent Northwest Florida in the House.  Gaetz is now representing the seat once held by Ray Sansom.  Matt’s father, Senator Don Gaetz, has served in the Senate since 2006.

Partnership for Florida’s Tourism Celebrates Tourism Day at the Capitol Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

(Tallahassee, FL) – On Tuesday, March 9, the Partnership for Florida’s Tourism celebrated Florida Tourism Lobby Day in Tallahassee.  The event brought more than 200 hospitality, travel and tourism industry leaders from across the state to speak with their legislators about funding for tourism marketing. 

The day began with an advocacy training focusing on key messaging for funding.  See our Legislative Toolkit section for those materials. 

The briefing provided participants an opportunity to hear from great speakers such as Speaker-Designate Dean Cannon, Representative Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda and Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp.  The day concluded with an evening reception at the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association headquarters where attendees and more than 20 legislators mingled and Tourism Day participants sampled some of Tallahassee’s finest cuisine.

 Joining forces as part of Tourism Day were the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, the Florida Attractions Association, the Florida Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds and VISIT FLORIDA.

Thank you for a great Tourism Day. 

See you in 2011!