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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.



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.



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.



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.



Terry Prather to lead Florida Council of Tourism Leaders

Will Seccombe, President & CEO of VISIT FLORIDA, announced last week that Terry Prather, former President of SeaWorld Orlando, was appointed to serve as the Executive Director of the Florida Council of Tourism Leaders. Terry’s first effort will be to conduct a strategic assessment that will identify areas of focus for the Council and develop a “Tourism Tomorrow Roadmap” to better align the Council with the 2020 Strategic Plan of VISIT FLORIDA.



Pitbull - a phenomenon of promotion for major brands

Almost a year after being officially named by VISIT FLORIDA as the tourism ambassador, the famous rapper Pitbull released Sexy Beaches, the first music video that is part of the Sunshine State´s tourism promotion campaign. The video, shot entirely on the Florida beaches, was posted on the singer´s VEVO channel and in just four days was seen by over 2 million 300 thousand people on YouTube.