April 23, 2014

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 9/13/2013

› Copa Airlines official lauds Tampa Bay
Copa Airlines Chief Executive Officer Pedro Heilbron made a series of appearances at Tampa International Airport on Thursday to promote his airlines' new non-stop route linking Tampa Bay to Panama City and the rest of Latin America.

› Florida senator wants to roll back auto registration fees
At least one state lawmaker wants to give Florida motorists a break on vehicle registration fees. Senate Appropriations Chairman Joe Negron, R-Stuart, filed a bill (SB 156) that would roll back vehicle-registration fees that were increased in 2009 to help close a state budget shortfall.

› Carnival Cruise Lines launches groundbreaking new 'Great Vacation Guarantee'
Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines announced Thursday a new vacation guarantee for cruisers traveling aboard its ships, which it called “groundbreaking.” The “Great Vacation Guarantee” offers passengers booked on a Carnival cruise a hassle-free money-back guarantee when booking their cruise.

› Sanford Orlando Airport awarded $11.2 million grant
Orlando Sanford International Airport was awarded an $11.2 million grant Thursday by the federal Department of Transportation, according to U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Winter Park. The money will be spent on improving a ramp to an apron where airliners park to load and unload passengers, as well as refuel.

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