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October 23, 2018

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Halloween spending to scare up near record numbers this year

Average consumer expected spending to be up over last year's previous record-high, with 175 million Americans expected to participate & $9 billion spent overall; the Sunshine State's new favorite candy is Snickers, followed by Skittles and Reese's Cups Read more »
Published on 10/16/2018

2018's Happiest States in America

With the U.S. ranking No. 18 on this year's World Happiness Report, down four spots since the previous edition, and research proving that money up to a certain dollar amount can contribute to happiness, the personal-finance website today released its report on 2018's Happiest States in America as well as accompanying videos. Read more »
Published on 9/11/2018

The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club Acquired by SCG Hospitality

SCG Hospitality, LLC is pleased to announce its acquisition of the historic 362-room Vinoy® Renaissance Resort & Golf Club in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, a venerable resort hotel located on the Tampa Bay waterfront, along with an adjacent marina and an 18-hole golf course. Read more »
Published on 8/29/2018

Carnival Cruise Line Announces Major Dry Dock Makeover for Carnival Triumph, Leading to Renaming as Carnival Sunrise

Carnival Cruise Line has revealed plans for a nearly $200 million bow-to-stern makeover for Carnival Triumph in the spring of 2019 that will include renaming the ship to reflect its significant transformation. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2018

Future of Florida Hops Just Got a Little Brighter

Researchers, as well as private industry, are starting to shine light on growing hops in Florida and are indeed pushing for development of a Florida hop industry. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2018

2018's Best Beach Towns to Live in

With summer being peak moving season, the personal-finance website WalletHub took a close look at 2018's Best Beach Towns to Live in. Read more »
Published on 6/27/2018

Exhilarating Playlist Production Shows among Array of Entertainment Options aboard New Carnival Horizon

For its newest ship, Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line's talented in-house entertainment team has partnered with leading creative directors from Broadway, Los Angeles and London's West End to create three brand new shows that are designed to raise the bar on cruise ship entertainment. Read more »
Published on 2/28/2018

Florida's Top YouTube Stars

Four Floridians are among those making a living from YouTube. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

Chemical break down

A Gainesville couple's company targets oxalate overload. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

A Pretty Penny: Business Profile of Kyle Taylor and Penny Hoarder

Seven years ago, Kyle Taylor had five digits' worth of debt. Since then, he has converted a personal blog about scrimping into a company approaching $40 million in annual revenue. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

AAA's Top 10 Spring Break Destinations; Half of Florida Travelers to Take a Spring Fling

AAA Unveils Top 10 Most Popular Spring Break Destinations Read more »
Published on 2/26/2018

James Beard Awards 2018 - Semi-finalists from Florida

The semi-finalists for a James Beard Award have been announced. Congratulations to all the Florida restaurants, chefs, bakers, restaurateurs who are on the short list! Outstanding Baker Zak Stern, Zak... Read more »
Published on 2/16/2018

Florida Airbnb Hosts Earned $450 Million, Welcomed 2.7 Million Guests in 2017

Airbnb Florida, the Sunshine State's leading community-driven hospitality company, announced today that its Florida vacation rental hosts earned a combined $450 million in supplemental income while welcoming approximately 2.7 million guests to the state in 2017. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2017

Lessons about sexual harassment from female tomato pickers in Florida

Long before the #MeToo campaign, women working the nation's agriculture farms have been reporting that the fields were not a safe or dignified place for them — rife with sexual harassment and abuse incidents. But now, Florida's tomato pickers say they've ended the problem in their workplace. It's a big claim, and it may still happen on odd occasions, but the tomato pickers there report that the culture of rampant abuse is no longer. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2017

The Golden Spoons - A golden opportunity for 50 years

This month, Florida Trend celebrates those 50 years with a Golden Spoon package starting here that lists the original 12 restaurants, four of which are still in business, an impressive record in the fast-changing food business. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2017

Tavistock announces new performance resort planned for Lake Nona, featuring a Crystal Lagoon

Tavistock Development Company, a diversified real estate firm owned by Tavistock Group, today announced details surrounding an iconic performance resort and spa at its master-planned Lake Nona community in Orlando, Fla. Read more »
Published on 11/16/2017

Fandango to acquire Boca Raton-based MovieTickets.com

Suite of Ticketing Properties - Fandango, MovieTickets.com, Flixster, Ingresso and Fandango Latin America - will Serve Hundreds of Millions of Moviegoers with Movie Discovery, Planning and Ticket-Buying Innovations for Top Mobile and Social Platforms Read more »
Published on 10/16/2017

Three LEGOLAND® Parks to Transform Roller Coasters into Supercharged Virtual Reality Adventure

The Great LEGO® Race to Immerse Families in Exhilarating New Experience at Malaysia, Florida and Deutschland Resorts in 2017-2018 Read more »
Published on 9/20/2017

Spiny lobster regular recreational and commercial season starts Aug. 6

The two-day sport season last week successfully wrapped up, and lobster lovers everywhere are now getting ready for the regular recreational and commercial season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31, 2018. Read more »
Published on 8/3/2017

Wyndham Worldwide Announces Plan to Become Two Publicly Traded Hospitality Companies

Wyndham Hotel Group to Become Pure-Play Hotel Company; Wyndham Vacation Ownership Will Be World's Largest Publicly Traded Timeshare Business Read more »
Published on 8/3/2017

Gulf County scallop season postponed due to naturally occurring algae bloom

As a precautionary measure due to a naturally occurring algae bloom in St. Joseph Bay that affects shellfish, the bay scallop harvest originally scheduled to begin on July 25th in Gulf County waters will be temporarily postponed. Read more »
Published on 7/26/2017

Norwegian Cruise Line Enhances Summer 2018 Deployment In Alaska And The Caribbean

New for 2018, Norwegian Sun will reposition to Port Canaveral and offer all-inclusive four day cruises to Havana, Cuba and Key West, and three-day cruises to the Bahamas. Read more »
Published on 7/13/2017

Boston Whaler announces major expansion to its Edgewater, Florida headquarters

Boston Whaler has just confirmed a major land acquisition, resulting in the expansion of its Edgewater, Florida headquarters by approximately 60 acres on the facility's northern border. Read more »
Published on 7/10/2017

Budweiser Unveils New State Packaging Inspired by its 12 Local Breweries Across the Country

America's Favorite Full-Flavored Classic Lager Extends its Patriotic Summer Packaging Lineup to Include State Bottles and Cans Read more »
Published on 7/7/2017

Florida city tops list of best beach towns in America

With summer being peak moving season, the personal-finance website WalletHubtook a close look at 2017's Best Beach Towns to Live in. Read more »
Published on 6/29/2017

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