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Visit Florida defenders swarm Senate Appropriations Committee hearing

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Tourism business owners flocked to a Senate committee room Thursday to plead the case for Visit Florida, the state’s embattled tourism promotions agency. Representing both large operations and independent hotels and restaurants, they urged members of the Appropriations Committee to let the agency continue to sell Florida to potential tourists in the United States and overseas. Sheldon Suga, a manager at Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key, brought 1,000 letters from hotel housekeepers and desk clerks, charter boat captains, and other…

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U.S. Travel Association names David Jolly “Distinguished Travel Champion”

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The U.S. Travel Association named Republican U.S. Senate candidate and current U.S. Rep. David Jolly as a Distinguished Travel Champion award winner, the group said Friday. “Rep. Jolly has clearly demonstrated his commitment to advancing well-thought, sensible measures that keep our industry strong,” Association President and CEO Roger Dow said. “We are privileged to honor him and all other Distinguished Travel Champions for their work, and hope that other political and government decision-makers will follow his lead in advocating for travel…

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