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Florida Attractions Association in the Florida Keys

Posted by: Rick Cain in From the Lens Room


OK. We arrived at Hawks Cay Resort in the Florida Keys for the 2007 Florida Attractions Association Conference Tuesday night. Registration was on Wednesday and things started rolling from there.


Reps from all the major tourist attractions in the state meet each year to discuss the latest news in the industry, share stories, and celebrate Florida's biggest industry. Thursday lunch was the annual passing of the gavel and buisness meeting, and Thursday evening we were treated to dinner at Theater of the Sea, with engaging and intimate preformances by parrots, dolphins, and sealions.

Sandy Craig, of Ghost Tours of St. Augustine, recieves the gavel from some of the ghost chairmans of the past, and wraps up her year of service as chairman of the board of the attractions association.

Michael Cunningham (left) and Josh Hallett (right) at Theater of the Sea.

A terriffic evening with many friends from years past. Tomorrow we wrap up with our keynote speaker Josh Hallett, a nationally recognized social media consultant and founder of Hyku, LLC, as well as creator of our lighthouse blog. He was here last year on a panel with two other dudes talking about PR, and his presentation was so engaging that we brought him back and gave him the spotlight for the entire convention. The whole thing wraps up Friday afternoon. Saturday I am scooting down to Key West for the day with my wife before heading home on Sunday. Good times... good times.

I get to know the natives in a personal way.

Comments (3)

I really love the picture of Sandy!!! Congratulations to here and to you guys for a great conference.

The very best part of the whole convention was meeting the unpretentious, fun and wonderful people in the Florida Attractions Association. As a guest of many of their events, I was able to witness the networking and commaraderie found in the midst at all times. What a pleasure. Thanks for letting me join in. I had a blast.Put me on the list for next time!

Another fun thing to do in the Florida Keys are airboat rides and tours .Airboats are a blast.

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