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Dining & Travel

Marketing Check

Tourism to central Florida is still growing, but not at the same rate it has in the past. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2006

Making Hay

A skilled chef at his Euphemia Haye on Longboat Key, Raymond Arpkes writes a great book titled, "You Don't Have To Be Crazy, But It Helps." Read more »
Published on 10/1/2006

Magic Touch

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin complex , Disney's largest convention property, has renovated their 2,265 rooms and two lobbies. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2006

Action at Jackson's

Florida's Mango Gang is not confined to the Gold Coast, although that's where it has the greatest name and fame for Floribbean fare. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

More Leisurely Pace

When the Four Seasons Hotel Miami opened on Brickell Avenue almost three years ago, it was in the middle of a growing business district. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Travel Briefs - Sept. 2006

C, a Panama City Beach Resort; Florida Discovery Bicycle Center; Don CeSar Beach Resort; Carillon Executive Health. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Top 10 Reasons to Do Business in Florida

1. Leadership Florida has a robust base of technology- driven businesses, with 19,838 high-tech companies employing 265,484 high-tech/high-skill workers, plus a significant and growing presence in many new economy sectors.... Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Florida, A Great Place to Do Business

With its combination of low taxes, business-friendly policies, worldwide connectivity and a growing workforce, Florida provides a fertile environment for business success. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Living the Good Life

It's obvious in Florida that the place you like to play is a great place to live and work, too. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Animal Kingdom

For the past three years, television's "Wild Kingdom'' co-host Jim Fowler has been talking about bringing kangaroos, tigers, rhinos and more to roam free in a wildlife park in northwest Florida. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2006

Upscale Upgrade

With the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples moving successfully toward its fifth birthday, the chain turned its attention to the Ritz-Carlton Naples, the original Ritz in southwest Florida. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2006

Impressive Debut

I seldom review a restaurant in its first days or even weeks of operation, believing it wise to allow time for a few shakedown cruises (and ignoring the counterargument that as long as a restaurant is charging the customer, its performance can be seriousl Read more »
Published on 8/1/2006

Travel Briefs - August 2006

Waldorf-Astoria, Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Hotel, Rosen Shingle Creek; St. Regis Resort; Splendid China; Days Inn Maingate. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2006

Feeding Frenzy

Florida's rapid population growth has made it a breeding ground for franchises in the so-called "fast-casual" dining sector. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2006

The Mini-Jet Era Dawns

If Delray Beach-based DayJet makes good on its plans to begin service among five Florida cities by the end of the year, the company will usher in an era of very light jet travel in the state, Read more »
Published on 7/1/2006

Travel Briefs - July 2006

TheTradeShow, W Fort Lauderdale Hotel, Kennedy Space Center, SeaWorld, Fairfield Resorts. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2006

A Pitch For A New Pitch

The U.S. travel industry needs to take a new approach to the way it markets the country to foreign visitors, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Jay Rasulo told an audience at the International Pow Wow at the Orange County Convention Center. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2006

Back In Time

Built in 1888 and renovated in 1999, the Casa Monica Hotel in downtown St. Augustine looks like a castle. It has 138 rooms, the award-winning 95 Cordova restaurant, a sidewalk cafe and a collection of retail boutiques. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2006

Old Key Lime House -- With a Twist

One of the most dramatic and certainly the most historic restaurant rebirths, after the ravages of last year's hurricanes, occurred in little ol' Lantana, where the Old Key Lime House replaced its destroyed roof and dining room with an authentic Seminole Read more »
Published on 7/1/2006

Travel Briefs - June 2006

Travel trends and surveys; resort and attraction updates: Medieval Times, Ocean Walk Resort in Daytona Beach, Crowne Plaza Jacksonville-Riverfront, Doubletree Guest Suites in Naples. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

Universal Appeal

Convention planners have been calling for more luxury hotels along International Drive since the Orange County Convention Center expanded in 2003 to become the second biggest in the nation. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

Trendsetters - June 2006

Pat Engfer, Hyatt Regency Orlando; Robert Seidler, Seidler Productions; Lee Weeks, Coral Hospitality; Melissa Giles, Soulfrito; Bruce Orosz, ACT Productions; Jack B. Healan Jr., Amelia Island Co.; Elizabeth Wentworth, Broward Alliance. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

Comfort Zone

A handful of Florida hotels now offer special programs and amenities for women business travelers. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

A Great Wall of Tourists

With China's economy in high gear, its 1.3 billion citizens have begun to amass wealth, and their government has begun to relax travel restrictions. Visit Florida senses a business opportunity. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2006

House Odds

The introduction of Vegas-style slot machines in south Florida is changing the gambling landscape across the state.

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Published on 5/1/2006

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