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Dining & Travel

Trendsetters - Nov. 2005

D.T. Minich, Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau; Rob Higgins, Tampa Bay Sports Commission; marathon organizers Steven Tebon, Lisette Riveron and Cate Boyett. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2005

Making Room

When Daryl Cronk presents third-quarter hotel occupancy and revenue figures for metro Orlando, he has to add a footnote. The numbers have been skewed for the second year in a row by hurricane evacuees. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2005

The Food From Spain Falls Very Far From Plain

Versailles, Miami; Columbia Restaurants; Vizcaya Restaurante, Tampa; Spanish River Grill, New Smyrna Beach; Cabana Las Palmas, West Palm Beach; Cabana El Rey, Delray Beach. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2005

Obstacles

From 1999 to 2004, tourism from the U.K. edged up nominally. But the number of visitors from key eurozone nations dropped a drastic 28%, accounting for 246,000 fewer visitors. What gives? Read more »
Published on 10/1/2005

Driving Ambition

The France family of Daytona turned NASCAR and International Speedway Corp. into a national phenomenon, but the caution flag is out as they try to expand into Seattle and New York. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2005

Tourist Tug-of-War

The trick for Florida tourism officials is to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience -- over and over again. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2005

Right on 'Cue

Fusion fare fades away, and the latest trends of the foodies sink into the limbo of the lost, but good ol' American barbecue goes on forever. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2005

Travel and Tourism News - Sept. 2005

Florida travel and tourism notes. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2005

A Swim in the Park

Although SeaWorld's newest water park in Orlando isn't slated to open until early 2007, parent company Busch Entertainment Corp. is already carefully carving out its marketing strategy. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2005

Northern Exposure

The D'Amico clan makes a move into the Naples restaurant whirl. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2005

Scoring A Winner

Of all the gridiron greats eager to prove that there is life after football, Miami Dolphins are the champions at finding new food fields to conquer. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2005

Local Flavor

The idea for the new marketing campaign is to lure tourists with more than just theme parks and beaches so they'll return to Florida again and again. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2005

Down Time

Returning to work after a family vacation, many parents are familiar with the feeling that "I need a vacation to recover from my vacation." Read more »
Published on 7/1/2005

The Florida Power Lunch

Power dining favorites: Governors Club, Bobby Brantley; Bankers Club, Arthur Furia; Starbucks, Charles Epstein; Valencia Gardens, Tropibleu, Baleen at the Grove Isle Hotel. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2005

Woks of Art

Add Jinja Asia Café to the expanding Chinese chain gangs that now include P.F. Chang's, Pei Wei Asian Diners, Bamboo Club Asian Bistro, Panda Express, Mama Fu's Asian House and Paul Lee's. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2005

Business Travel, Point-to-Point

If Ed Iacobucci becomes as successful at transforming business air travel as he was transforming PCs, network and server-based computing, fasten your seatbelts. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2005

The New Business Travel

When it comes to business travel this year, the theme is still lean and mean, although the industry seems to be making a comeback. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2005

Surprise, Surprise

There were some serious surprises when I recently checked the status, programs and performance of a local Red Lobster, the pioneer provider of seafood to most of the country. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2005

Cash Crop

When they see oranges and grapefruit on the trees, passers-by sometimes stop by the Crump Family Farm in DeLeon Springs and ask for a tour. Now, west Volusia County tourism officials and farm operators are trying to build on that interest. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2005

Translation

An Italian-based cruise line is taking on Royal Caribbean and Carnival. Cruise industry veteran Rick Sasso is in charge of adapting Italian style to the line's new market. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2005

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