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Celebrating the New England Patriots 34-28 victory in Super Bowl LI quarterback and game Most Valuable Player Tom Brady and his son, Ben, ride through Boston on Feb. 7, during the victory parade. Photo by Kyle Klein of Kyle Klein Photography.

VISIT FLORIDA in Midst of Life or Death Legislative Brouhaha

By Todd McElwee

Travel leaders are rushing to VISIT FLORIDA’S defense as the fate of the Sunshine State’s tourism bureau is debated within the Florida State Legislature.
On Feb. 8, the Florida House of Representatives Subcommittee on Careers and Competition voted 10-5 in favor of a bill putting both VISIT FLORIDA and Enterprise Florida out of business.




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Appeals Court Rules Against Trump’s Travel Ban

By Grant Broadhurst

President Donald Trump’s 90-day travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries has been ruled against for a second time.
A Seattle federal judge temporarily lifted the ban on Feb. 3, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit denied the Trump Administration’s request to have the ban reinstated on Feb. 9. The Trump Administration will likely appeal the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court as the President indicated shortly after the decision in a Feb. 9 tweet: “See you in Court.”

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Destination Showcase to Feature Keynote
on Authenticity

By Grant Broadhurst

Ina keynote address, attendees at Destination Showcase 2017 will get insight from the perspective of a traveler.
Samantha Brown, a host of travel shows, will keynote a session on authenticity from a traveler’s perspective at the Destination Showcase’s luncheon. The event, which is put on by Destination Marketing Association Intentional, will be held March 2 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC.

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It’s a Date with Destination DC


By Todd McElwee

This February one can make a date with Destination DC.
For the eighth consecutive year the bureau is presenting Date Nights DC, a month-long campaign designed to inspire mid-winter getaways in the nation’s capital.
More than 80 dates ideas and offers are listed on datenightsdc.org, with ideas organized by type of experience: luxury, budget, adventure and romance.


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