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2014 Business Leader of the Year: TRIBUTE


For over 20 years, Rob Varley has worked with the Space Coast Office of Tourism, navigating the transition from the area being a place where visitors came to watch Shuttle launches, to one of the largest cruise ship destinations in the world.

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Better than Ever


By: Patrick Peterson Like dividing the history of the Americas between Pre-Columbian and Post-Columbian eras, Central Florida’s 1492 occurred in 1971 when Walt Disney World Resort opened its doors and forever changed not only the region but the vacation experience…

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Where Have All the Tourists Gone?


By: George White The last manned U.S. space flight was over 2-1/2 years ago. The Washington Nationals will likely be moving their Spring Training out of Brevard County soon. The Indian River lagoon system has environmental concerns resulting in the…

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More Than Just a Place to Sleep


Area Hotels and Resorts Are Becoming Destinations If there is one thing resorts and hotels in the Orlando area don’t have to worry about, it’s people finding a reason to come. With Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and the second-largest…