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New US Travel and Tourism Advisory Board members

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has recently announced the appointment of 32 members to the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board. The board members represent a broad spectrum of the travel industry, including hotels and restaurants, financial services, transportation services, as well as a variety of small and large firms from across the country. John Sprouls (Universal Parks and Resorts) was named Chair.

 

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American Express opened The Centurion Lounge at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston

More amenities at George Bush Intercontinetal Airport (IAH) in Houston, where American Express recently opened The Centurion Lounge, the seventh Centurion Lounge in the United States. Located in Terminal D, The Centurion Lounge in IAH provides 8,500 square feet of space for Card Members to relax and recharge before flying.

 

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Cobra's Curse awaits you at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Get ready to snake your way through Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay’s ultimate family roller coaster! This one-of-akind park’s newest attraction features a menacing 30,000-pound snake king icon and a 70-foot vertical lift that takes riders within inches of its 3 foot-wide eyes and 4-foot-long fangs. Guests will experience a new spin with each ride.

 

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Road to Rio Olympic Exhibition at World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum

With the growing excitement for golf’s return to the Olympics this summer, the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum in St. Augustine, Florida, inaugurated Road to Rio Olympic exhibition. Amy Alcott, World Golf Hall of Fame Member and architectural design consultant on the Olympic golf course in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, cut the ceremonial ribbon to signify the opening of the new Hall of Fame exhibition.

 

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Florida Agritourism is now at your fingertips

Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and VISIT FLORIDA have just announced a joint effort to highlight Florida’s growing agritourism industry by adding an agritourism feature to VISIT FLORIDA’s Attractions Finder online tool, which allows travelers to identify attractions that best fit their personal preference. Explore Hutchinson Farm Winery, Long & Scott Farms, R.F. Orchids and Rosy Tomorrows Heritage Farm.

 

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Houston First announced new culinary offerings in Convention District

Houston First Corporation -that operates the city's finest convention and arts facilities- announced that Downtown Houston will soon expand its culinary landscape along the Avenida de las Americas. A series of restaurants will open on the ground floor of the George R. Brown Convention Center (GRB) and in the forthcoming Marriott Marquis Houston.

 

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