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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.

 

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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.

 

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Boeing and Air Europa announced an order for 20 737

According to Juan Jose Hidalgo, president of Globalia, the parent company of Air Europa, the 737 MAX will complement Air Europa's growing fleet and is the perfect aircraft for the airline's short-haul operations across Europe to feed their long-haul network from hubs in Madrid and Palma. In 2015, Air Europa announced an order for 14 787-9 Dreamliners, the largest ever Boeing widebody order from a Spanish carrier.

 

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United Airlines to Start Historic Nonstop Service to Havana

U.S. Department of Transportation awards United flights to Havana from its global gateways in New York/Newark and Houston. Airline expects to offer its first flights to Havana by fall 2016. customers will have a historic opportunity to board one of the first commercial flights from the United States to Havana, Cuba in more than a half century.

 

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Royal Caribbean to build new cruise terminal at PortMiami

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. announced an agreement with Miami-Dade County to construct and operate a dramatic new cruise terminal at PortMiami, on land leased from the County. The new terminal will be a striking addition to PortMiami and will serve as homeport to Royal Caribbean International ships.

 

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VISIT FLORIDA announces 2016-2017 Tourism Industry Leadership

With the start of its new fiscal year on July 1, VISIT FLORIDA – the state’s official tourism marketing corporation – ushers in new leadership to serve on its Executive Committee, Board of Directors and industry committees. Nearly 240 VISIT FLORIDA partners have been selected to represent the tourism industry for the upcoming term.

 

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