Welcome

written by | Posted on March 27th, 2013

J. Will Seccombe VISIT FLORIDA, the state’s official tourism marketing corporation, is proud to partner with Worth International Media Group to offer the 2013 Official Florida Travel Industry Guide as an informational tool for travel professionals on all things Florida.This year marks the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leon’s 1513 arrival in Florida. With so many once-in-a-lifetime events and festivals showcasing the state’s rich cultural and historical significance happening in 2013, there’s never been a better time to explore Florida. By completing the 2013 Official Florida Travel Industry Guide, you have the opportunity to boost your Florida knowledge and sell more travel to your clients during a very special time in the state’s history.Moreover, you have the opportunity to become a VISIT FLORIDA Specialist—where you can become versed in the myriad vacation opportunities in the Sunshine State—as well as a VISIT FLORIDA Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Specialist, designating you as an expert in this lucrative niche market. Becoming a VISIT FLORIDA Specialist in both areas of expertise has never been easier, so check out edu.recommend.com to learn more.

On behalf of the entire Florida tourism industry, I want to thank you for the business you send to the Sunshine State. I hope the information you find in the guide helps you become even more successful and that you and your clients enjoy discovering all there is to see and do in Florida this year.

Regards,
J. William Seccombe
President and Chief Executive Officer

VISIT FLORIDA

The Official Tourism Marketing Corporation for the State of Florida

Post Office Box 1100
Tallahassee, FL 32302-1100
(850) 488-5607
Fax (850) 201-6905

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES AND MARKETING
Eileen Forrow
(850) 205-3818
eforrow@VISITFLORIDA.org

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & EVENRS
Cheryl Hatcher
(850) 205-3831
chatcher@VISITFLORIDA.org

SALES REPRESENTATIVE
Whitney McQueen
(850) 205-3847
wmcqueen@VISITFLORIDA.org

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FLORIDA’S OFFICIAL WELCOME CENTER

Since 1949, millions of auto travelers entering Florida along major thoroughfares have found a warm greeting at the Official Florida Welcome Centers. In addition to the traditional cup of complimentary Florida citrus juice, these visitors have found friendly, informative staff and a vast assortment of brochures promoting all that the
state has to offer.

Today, that half-century-long tradition continues at welcome centers located on

  1. I-10 west of Pensacola,
  2. U.S. 231 near Campbellton,
  3. I-75 at Jennings and
  4. I-95 north of Yulee.
  5. A fifth center is located at the west entrance of the State Capitol Building in Tallahassee. Be sure to stop by on your next visit.