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Meetings and Conventions showing toward a post-COVID recovery

The coronavirus may have put the long-proven tradition of in-person meetings on hold, but that doesn’t mean the lucrative business meetings and conventions market is on hold. In fact, astute purveyors have used this down time to solidify relationships that pay...

New Travel Industry Professional Online Training Available

Visit Central Florida recently launched a brand new online training program for travel professionals, inviting them to become a “Central Florida Specialist.” The free course is designed for travel professionals that want to better assist their clients with their...

Central Florida Spelling Bee bigger than ever

The Central Florida Spelling Bee will return to Haines City for its third edition this year, bigger than ever. Now encompassing 23 of the 67 counties that makeup Florida, the Central Florida Spelling Bee is not only the largest spelling bee in the state, it is in the...

Visit Central Florida holds Vacation Rental Home Summit

A crowd gathered – both in person and via Zoom – at the Lake Eva Convention Center in Haines City to participate in Visit Central Florida’s Vacation Rental Home Summit. “This segment of the market has really taken a beating during the pandemic,” said Kris Keprios, the...

Polk’s got game

From volleyball to cross country, baseball to mountain bikes, Polk County sports venues have been full. “We’re in the sweet spot right now,” said Neal Duncan, “we’re enjoying a lot of business.” According to Duncan, the current success of the PCTSM sports sales staff...

Boys and ghouls descend on the Visitor Information Center

A large number of boys and ghouls – as well as a few bees, a couple of Captain Americas and a smattering of sorcerers – descended on the Visitor Information Center for its Ghosts, Goblins and Goodies event on Oct. 24. Activities included a judged pumpkin carving...