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Dining & Travel

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

Refocusing

A lodging industry group hits a turning point. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2005

A League of its Own

In an industry known for its high failure rate, the Columbia -- at 100 -- shines. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2005

Signs of Spring

Maybe it's the warm weather, or maybe it's a combination of positive signs from 2004's last quarter and this year's first, but Florida tourism industry leaders are feeling optimistic about the rest of 2005. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2005

Taste of Tuscany

Brio Tuscan Grille in the heart of the vibrantly revitalized and greatly expanded Winter Park Village is an oversized, indoor-outdoor extravaganza with a beautiful display kitchen and spiffy staff. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2005

Florida's Best Restaurants

It's been a watershed, not to mention waterlogged, year for Florida restaurants going into their 38th season of striving for Golden Spoon recognition. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2005

A Brand New Look

Author and marketing consultant Ivo Raza weighs in on the future of Florida's tourism industry. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2005

Wine Rack

The fourth annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival (www.sobewineandfoodfest.com) will be held Feb. 25-27 with a couple of dozen top toques leading the charge. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2005

Travel and Tourism In the News - Feb. 2005

News from the hotel industry. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2005

Luxury Transformation

Guests at the new Mayfair Hotel and Spa in Miami's Coconut Grove will arrive to a complimentary mojito and anise-scented towel. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2005

Executive Lifestyles Travel Notes - Feb. 2005

Florida travel news from Jacksonville, Key West and Deland. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2005

Bonding With Nature

Eighty miles away from the hustle and bustle of Miami, Everglades City stands at the gateway to the Everglades. It's also home to historic Ivey House Bed & Breakfast, a former lodging house for the workers who built the Tamiami Trail, and North American C Read more »
Published on 2/1/2005

Star Billing

Luxury hotels vie for bragging rights as demand increases. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2005

Meat Market

Florida stakes its claim as a hotbed of fine steakhouses. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2005

Travel Briefs - Jan. 2005

Hotel openings: Nickelodeon Family Suites and Omni Orlando Resort; Per diem travel rates for 2005. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

Tourism

The outlook for hotels and theme parks. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

A Sound Idea

Looking to gain an edge with business travelers, the Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts brand has started marketing "quiet zones" in its nearly 200 properties worldwide, including 11 in Florida. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

'Shroom' For Growth

Some chains make it a point to feel unlinked. The Mellow Mushroom is one. Then there are Bonefish Grill and Toojay's Gourmet Deli. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

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