Dreading tourist dropoff, Florida targets meetings


In anticipation of slowed growth in tourism due to high oil prices for us frozen northern folks who have to save our pennies for utilities instead of vacations (boo!), Visit Florida is concentrating its efforts on getting the convention market to come on down, according to this News-Journal article. But there still linger the spectres of hurricanes past and future, which has made a lot of planners skittish, and understandably so. But while Daytona Beach isn't getting much in the way of bookings during hurricane season, it is picking up some more winter meetings, the article says.

Why am I writing about this? Well, it's cold here in Massachusetts and I just like thinking about Florida about now. Pardon me while I go get some orange juice to complete the illusion.

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