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Florida's tourism marketing agency paid nearly $441,000 in employee bonuses this summer despite months of scrutiny from legislators over spending.

Visit Florida Focuses On Canada

Jun 29, 2017

Florida’s tourism agency is changing how they target international markets, focusing on one of our North American counterparts. 

Visit Florida is making Canada a priority. Chief Marketing Officer Nelson Mongiovi says Canada is blossoming with potential, but Florida has seen decreasing numbers of Canadian tourists in recent years. Mongiovi wants to change the way Florida markets itself.

Visit Florida's Vice President Steps Down

Jun 28, 2017

Vice President of Florida’s tourism agency, Alfredo Gonzalez is stepping down. Spokesman Stephen Lawson says Visit Florida’s current President, Ken Lawson will lead the organization forward.

Scott Signs Economic Development, School Funding BIlls

Jun 28, 2017

Gov. Rick Scott signed 29 bills late Monday, including measures boosting spending on education, tourism marketing and economic development.

Photo: Mark Foley via Florida House of Representatives

Florida lawmakers returned to Tallahassee for a busy three-day special session last week, ending with new agreements on school spending, tourism and business incentives, and medical marijuana but leaving in place many of Gov. Rick Scott's vetoes, and questions about the session's last-minute deals unanswered.