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written by | Posted on January 28th, 2014

J. William Seccombe

J. William Seccombe

Dear Travel Professional,

VISIT FLORIDA, the state’s official tourism marketing corporation, is proud to partner with Worth International Media Group to offer the 2014 Official Florida Travel Industry Guide as an informational tool for travel professionals on all things Florida. Whether it’s a beach, family, or nature-infused vacation, even a destination wedding, this guide offers all the information you need to plan the perfect getaway for your clients—from A to Z.

The 2014 Official Travel Industry Guide acts as a companion to both the VISIT FLORIDA Specialist Course and the VISIT FLORIDA Specialist on Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Course, designating you as an expert on the best destinations, top hotels and resorts, regional attractions, and destination weddings and honeymoon options throughout the Sunshine State. Becoming a VISIT FLORIDA Specialist in both areas of expertise has never been easier, so check out to learn more.

On behalf of the entire Florida tourism industry, I want to thank you for the business you send to the Sunshine State. I hope the information you find in the guide helps you become even more successful and that you and your clients enjoy discovering all there is to see and do in Florida this year.


J. William Seccombe
President and Chief Executive Officer

The Official Tourism Marketing Corporation for the State of Florida
Post Office Box 1100
Tallahassee, FL 32302-1100
(850) 488-5607; Fax (850) 201-6905

Cheryl Hatcher
(850) 205-3831

Whitney McQueen
(850) 205-3847

Ashley Abney
(850) 205-3859

Florida State Map

Florida State Map

Since 1949, millions of auto travelers entering Florida along major thoroughfares have found a warm greeting at the Official Florida Welcome Centers. In addition to the traditional cup of complimentary Florida citrus juice, these visitors have found friendly, informative staff and a vast assortment of brochures promoting all that the
state has to offer.

Today, that half-century-long tradition continues at welcome centers located on

  1. I-10 west of Pensacola,
  2. U.S. 231 near Campbellton,
  3. I-75 at Jennings and
  4. I-95 north of Yulee.
  5. A fifth center is located at the west entrance of the State Capitol Building in Tallahassee. Be sure to stop by on your next visit.

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