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Norwegian Cruise Line continues to raise the bar for its award-winning beverage program at sea

Norwegian Cruise Line was once again celebrated for its distinguished onboard beverage program with Norwegian Bliss’ head mixologist named as one of the 2018 Diageo Global Travel’s Best Bartenders, and Norwegian Escape’s upscale steakhouse Cagney’s recognized with the “Award of Excellence” by Wine Spectator. Cruise Line Launches Third Season of ‘Meet the Winemaker’ Cruises.



American Airlines celebrates experience and expertise, honors team members with 45 years of service

This week, American Airlines honored team members celebrating at least 45 years of service and 35 or more years for pilots (due to the mandatory retirement age). These special team members have contributed nearly 11,000 years of experience to the airline. More than 230 team members and their guests attended the special event, which included dinner, dancing and entertainment from music legend Tony Orlando.



St. Johns County's State of the Tourism Industry event shows tourism works

When the St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and The Beaches Visitors & Convention Bureau kicked off the 8th State of the Tourism Industry summit May 17, it presented proof positive that tourism works in St. Johns County. More than 200 people turned out for the annual event. Richard Goldman, President and CEO of the Visitors and Convention Bureau, reported that record numbers of tourists are visiting Florida's Historic Coast.



First quarter of 2017 sets Florida visitation record

Governor Rick Scott announced today that Florida set another record by welcoming the highest number of quarterly visitors in the state's history with 31.1 million visitors in the first quarter of 2017. This represents a 2.5 percent increase over the same period in 2016. Even though Florida's tourism industry is booming, the Florida Legislature cut VISIT FLORIDA's budget by 67 percent for the upcoming fiscal year.



Expedia announces agreement to acquire majority of SilverRail

Expedia, Inc., (NASDAQ: EXPE), the world's largest online travel company, and SilverRail Technologies, Inc., the world's first unified platform for global rail distribution, yesterday announced entry into a definitive agreement in which Expedia® will acquire a majority stake in SilverRail. The transaction is anticipated to close in the middle of 2017 pending satisfaction of closing conditions.



Norwegian Cruise Line reveals great entertainment line-up on Norwegian Bliss

Norwegian Cruise Line revealed that its award-winning entertainment programming will reach new heights on Norwegian Bliss, which will sail to Alaska and the Caribbean beginning in June 2018. Norwegian Bliss to feature Tony Award®-winning musical Jersey Boys along with an original Broadway-style musical, reimagined comedy club and more.