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Once Vilified, BP Now Getting Credit For Gulf Tourism Boom

By on May 25th, 2015 | Last updated: May 25, 2015 at 2:03 pm

The once vilified BP is now being commended for its efforts in helping to attract visitors back to the Gulf Coast. The oil company is spending more than $230 million in its efforts.

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Florida Tourism Reaches A Peak

By on May 18th, 2015 | Last updated: May 18, 2015 at 3:10 pm

Tourism in Florida is at an all-time high. The amount of visitors in the first quarter of 2015 is up 6 percent from the previous year.

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State Funds Used To Restore Historic Florida Hotel

By on March 9th, 2015 | Last updated: March 9, 2015 at 7:43 pm

Restoration efforts have begun on the historic Hacienda Hotel in New Port Richey, Florida. Once finished, the boutique hotel will feature 31 guest rooms, multiple banquet rooms and a possible restaurant.

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Champions Park Brings New Name and New Expectations

By on September 15th, 2014 | Last updated: September 15, 2014 at 5:45 pm

Champions Park, formerly known as Nations Park, hopes to increase tourism after replacing the management director of the park and updating the contract to include new requirements.

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Why A Potential Marion County ‘Bed Tax’ Increase Could Threaten Small Businesses

By on August 30th, 2013 | Last updated: August 31, 2013 at 12:04 pm

A possible raise in Marion County’s bed tax has elicited mixed responses from business owners.

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Newberry Nations Park to host grand opening baseball tournament

By on March 21st, 2013 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 9:21 am

Newberry Nations Park will host its grand opening baseball tournament Friday through Sunday. Its 16 baseball fields make the park one of the largest complexes in the country.

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Ocala, Marion County representatives seek opinions on tourism

By on March 11th, 2013 | Last updated: March 11, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Tourism representatives in Ocala and Marion County are hoping to gain public input about future tourism initiatives at workshops hosted this month.

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Florida tourism improving two years after BP oil rig explosion

By on April 16th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 10:57 pm

The two-year anniversary of the deadly BP oil spill is approaching this week. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Sanika Dange reports on how Florida’s tourism is bouncing back.

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