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Apr 09, 2013, 21:10 ET

Viva Florida 500 Voyage conmemora los cinco siglos de la llegada de Juan Ponce de León a Florida en Miami

  Las velas mayores están siendo izadas hoy en El Galeon, que comienza su histórica travesía Viva Florida 500 Voyage...

Apr 09, 2013, 14:44 ET

Viva Florida 500 Voyage Commemorates Five Centuries Since The Arrival Of Juan Ponce de Leon To Florida On April 15th In Miami

The mainsails are being hoisted today on El Galeon as it begins its historic Viva Florida 500 Voyage on a route similar to Spanish explorer Juan...

Jan 17, 2013, 10:00 ET

VISIT FLORIDA Invites Visitors Past & Present To Share in the State's Quincentennial

 Today, Florida commemorates the monumental moment in history when Juan Ponce de Leon's explorations led him to discover the Sunshine...

Sep 12, 2012, 11:28 ET

Central Florida NatureFest 2012 Offers Something For Everyone On A Central Florida Vacation

Visit Central Florida and Polk County's Environmental Lands and Natural Resources division have again partnered to host Central Florida NatureFest,...

Nov 16, 2011, 17:03 ET

VISIT FLORIDA lanza para celebrar la historia y la cultura latina de Florida

Los latinos ya contamos con un lugar en la web que nos permite explorar nuestra cultura y nuestra herencia aquí mismo en Florida. Si te...

Jun 14, 2011, 12:45 ET

Disfruta de una pesquería en Florida sin necesidad de licencia para celebrar el Día de los Padres el 18 y 19 de junio

Pocas actividades brindan mejor oportunidad que la pesca para acercarnos a la familia y a las amistades. No existe mejor lugar que Florida para...

Nov 22, 2010, 16:05 ET

Thousands of Beach Photos Equal One Florida-Inspired Road Trip for Lucky Winner

Floridians' passion for sand, waves and sea life is evident in a gallery of 5,000+ photos taken and uploaded in a single morning to celebrate the...

Nov 17, 2010, 09:00 ET

Florida Seafood Celebration: Washington, D.C.

Florida House, Florida's embassy in Washington, D.C. joins with VISIT FLORIDA®, the official tourism marketing corporation for the State of...

Nov 04, 2010, 12:49 ET

Floridians Rally to Show Truth about Florida's Coastline

Florida volunteer organizations and beach-lovers across the state are preparing for what may well be the world's biggest beach rally -- the Great...

Nov 03, 2010, 14:16 ET

VISIT FLORIDA Recluta la Ayuda de Gloria y Emilio Estefan para Lanzar Mi Sol Es Tu Sol.Org

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, 3 de noviembre de 2010 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Gloria y Emilio Estefan se han asociado a VISIT FLORIDA para ayudar a...

May 19, 2010, 07:00 ET

VISIT FLORIDA Launches Resources to Help Summer Travelers

As summer's annual vacation migration to Florida kicks off Memorial Day weekend, the state of Florida is ramping up online and social media...

Feb 19, 2009, 11:05 ET

King and Queen of Spain in Pensacola to Recognize Spanish Legacy and Commemorate the 450th Anniversary of the First U.S. Settlement

In 1559, Spanish explorer Don Tristan de Luna landed on the shore of what is now Pensacola and attempted the first major European settlement in...

Feb 27, 2006, 00:00 ET

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VISIT FLORIDA Celebrates 10 Years of Tourism Success

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- VISIT FLORIDA has accomplished unimaginable feats in the past 10 years, which is why the organization...

Feb 27, 2006, 00:00 ET

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Florida Experiences Record Breaking Tourism Visitation in 2005

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Governor Jeb Bush announced today that the preliminary number of Florida visitors in 2005 hit a new...

Nov 14, 2005, 00:00 ET

Florida Welcomes International Travelers in Five Languages Online

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- VISIT FLORIDA, the state's official source for travel planning, has set another industry standard...

Nov 14, 2005, 00:00 ET

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VISIT FLORIDA Unveils a New Look for a New Decade

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- VISIT FLORIDA is celebrating the unveiling of its updated logo, which strengthens the organization's...

Sep 25, 2003, 01:00 ET

VISIT FLORIDA Wins Travel Industry Mercury Award for Electronic Display

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Travel Industry Association (TIA) of America has awarded a 2003 Mercury Award to VISIT FLORIDA for an...

Jun 01, 1999, 01:00 ET

VISIT FLORIDA and American Express Ink Strategic Marketing Agreement; - Relationship Guarantees to Drive More Tourism to the State of Florida -

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to attract more tourism to the state of Florida, VISIT FLORIDA, the private/public...