Linking the Passion and Creativity of the Florida Attractions Industry
Here you can find the latest stories and announcements from the Florida Attractions Association.
Since the creation of the Florida Attractions Scholarship Foundation nearly nine years ago, the Foundation and its Board of Directors - made up of attractions industry professionals from across the state - have awarded scholarships to students pursuing degrees in hospitality-related fields. Despite the COVID-19 global pandemic, four students were awarded $2,000 each in 2020 to go toward their continuing education.
Today, the Foundation Board is proud to announce that because of the ongoing generosity of our Florida Attractions Association members, the Foundation will be able to award four - $2,000 scholarships again in 2021.
Scholarships awarded by the Florida Attractions Scholarship Foundation are exclusively for employees or immediate family members of FAA member businesses.
On behalf of the Foundation Board of Directors, thank you for supporting the future of Florida's attractions industry by supporting the future hospitality workforce.
Congratulations to FAA lobbyist Jennifer Green, President of Liberty Partners of Tallahassee for being identified as one of only 16 small firm lobbyists in the United States to receive this recognition from the National Institute for Lobbying & Ethics.
Nominees for this award were judged based on success during the pandemic, innovation, and character.
Read more here.
2021 Official Guide Map to Florida Attractions and 2021 South Florida Attractions Map Publishing Temporarily Suspended
The FAA’s two popular map products, the Official Guide Map to Florida Attractions and the Official South Florida Attractions Map will not be published for 2021. Based on the year-to-date demand for the 2020 maps, there will be sufficient inventory to carry us well into 2021. The FAA will continue to monitor map distribution and as Florida tourism recovers, we anticipate being back on schedule to publish our 2022 maps with advertising sales beginning late summer 2021.
Map advertisers recently received this letter with additional details on our map publishing strategy.
Since the pandemic struck Florida affecting all of our FAA member businesses, many of our professional colleagues have lost their jobs as a result of the damage to Florida’s tourism industry. These reductions, though painful, are sometimes necessary as businesses must manage their expenses and remain vigilant in this difficult economy to ensure recovery and long-term viability.
The FAA is more than a trade association, it is a family of business professionals dedicated to our industry and more importantly, to each other.
We’re Still Family is a new FAA program to help our industry stay in touch with colleagues whose positions have been eliminated during the pandemic. Our goal is twofold. When the FAA receives an inquiry from a business seeking suggestions for candidates for an open position, we will know who may be available and how to contact them. Also, we simply would like a way to stay in touch, and invite our industry friends to participate in future FAA events.
How does it work? Simply forward this email to the personal email address of any former work colleague who you believe might be interested in staying in touch with the FAA family. If they’d like, they can email the FAA (info@FloridaAttractions.org) from their personal email address with "We’re Still Family" in the subject line and we’ll correspond with them adding them to our database of friends who are looking for new opportunities and ensure they stay connected with FAA’s communications and invitations for future FAA events.
One day, we will look back at these difficult times and celebrate our resiliency. Until then, ensure our industry’s most precious resource - our people - stay connected, because even though our employment circumstances may be different, We’re Still Family.
The 2020 Florida Attractions Scholarship Foundation Golf Tournament, presented by Expedia Group, has been cancelled this year due to the ongoing effects of the pandemic. The Foundation and Association looks forward to presenting the golf tournament when circumstances allow a safe and profitable event.
FloridaAttractions.org | FloridaAttractions.com1114 N Gadsden St., Tallahassee, FL 32303850-222-2885 | Info@FloridaAttractions.org© 2020 Florida Attractions Association. All Rights Reserved.