tourism

Consultant: Rebrand All Of Northeast Florida As 'Jacksonville'

Sep 19, 2018
Jay Schlichter / Jacksonville Daily Record

The seven-county region should be rebranded and needs to work together to make it “the highest performing economy in the nation,” according to a 62-page marketing and strategic plan titled “Elevate Northeast Florida.”

Ryan Ketterman for Visit Jacksonville

It looks as though Florida’s reputation as a friendly place to retire remains secure.

Visit Jacksonville

With Florida coming off a record year for tourism in 2017, newly released numbers indicate sun-seekers continued to flock to the state during the first three months of 2018.

The Daily Record

Jehovah’s Witnesses will be holding three-day conventions at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on June 15-17 and June 29-July 1.

Northeast Florida Regional Airport via Facebook

Jacksonville travelers have seven new flights to choose from, after low-cost Frontier Airlines announced it’s adding direct flights to places like San Antonio and Las Vegas.

Ryan Ketterman / For Visit Jacksonville

Jacksonville is having a record breaking year for tourism – and yes – that includes topping the city’s 2005 Super Bowl.

visitflorida.com

Gov. Rick Scott and the state tourism-marketing agency continue to push lawmakers to boost marketing dollars to $100 million next year, a figure well above what the House and Senate have budgeted for Visit Florida.

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Visit Jacksonville

Tourism marketing agency Visit Jacksonville has unveiled its newest advertising campaign, titled “Jax. It’s Easier Here.”

Michelle Corum

The Pétanque Amelia Island Open and annual Dickens on Centre helped brighten the fall and holiday seasons for Amelia Island merchants.


Jacksonville Jaguars

If you’re looking for a tourist attraction to take visiting family or friends to this holiday season, the Jacksonville Jaguars have a suggestion: EverBank Field.


Chris O'Meara / Associated Press

Gov. Rick Scott would like to see storm-battered Key West “open for business” within two weeks, but tourism officials marketing the southern end of U.S. 1 indicate it could take longer.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Amelia Island has broken another tourism record. According to its Tourist Development Council, more people than ever stayed in hotels there this June.


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Pixabay

Florida continues to see record numbers of visitors while the state's tourism-marketing agency has been forced to reinvent its approach after months of legislative turmoil.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT Public Broadcasting

In observance of National Travel and Tourism Week, Northeast Florida officials are celebrating the tourism industry as an economic engine.

John Burr

As diplomatic relations improve between Cuba and the U.S., more and more people are traveling to the island nation.  Among them is WJCT business analyst John Burr, who traveled there recently with a group from his church. 


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