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FLA Breaking News Bulletin |                                                                                                                          SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 | Issue _#002
 Tampa Airport Tops Best in Class, Jacksonville Ranks

3rd Best in Nation


By all accounts, air travel hasn’t been easy lately, with crowded planes, flight delays, lost luggage and myriad other headaches. But what about the airport experience?

J.D. Power has just released its 17th annual list of the best and worst airports in North America. The group’s Airport Satisfaction Study ranked the airports in three categories—Mega, Large and Medium—based on six factors including terminal facilities, airport arrival/departure, baggage claim, security check, check-in/baggage check and food/beverage/retail. The study also looked at the state of passenger satisfaction today.

So what are the winners—and the losers? 

Click Here To See Rankings
 Jacksonville Area Tourism Leader the New Face of
Visit Florida


By Kaitlyn McCue  –  Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal
The board of the state's tourism development agency will be led by the general manager of the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, who said his focus will be competing in the post-pandemic world by marketing Florida, and the hospitality profession, as a top-tier destination.

General Manager Greg Cook will be chair of the Visit Florida board of directors for the 2022-23 fiscal year, succeeding Danny Gaekwad, the owner of DG Hospitality.

Cook has more than three decades of experience in hospitality, ranging from bellman to overseeing construction projects and hotel overhauls to his role at the Ritz-Carlton.
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GM Investing $750 Million to Shift Ohio Plant to

All EV 

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  FLA Leaders Represented Florida and Southeast Region This Week at

NLA's Day on the Hill
Read On


Rick Versace, CEO of A1A Transportation, Palm Beach, NLA Board Director/Secretary & FLA President, outside the US Capital with fellow NLA Board Director Shawn Glascow, CEO of Peak Limousines, North Carolina

Movers, Shakers & Noisemakers

Affinity Member Spotlight

Welcome New Member!

Apurva Patel,
founder of

Software as a Service (SaaS) @ SantaCruz

FLA Happenings

The FLA is hosting its first statewide industry event and everyone in transportation is invited!  Hear from the leadership, network with operators and suppliers, dine with the industry and dance the night away!  


Coming June 2023, the FLA is working in conjunction with the Florida Motorcoach Association to hold a one-day conference, complete with hands on training and driver competitions!



Message From Executive Director,
Sara Eastwood-Richardson

What's The Latest at the FLA Headquarters?

The FLA leadership met last week to form new committees. We need members to get involved and be a part of the action.  Please reach out to the chairs by email if you'd like to join a committee.  So far we have established:

Legislative/Capital Campaigns Chair - Randy Smith
Finance Committee Chair - Larry Greene
Marketing/Branding Committee Chair - Theresa Callahan 
Governance/Ethics Committee Chair- Tom Halsnik
Programs Co-Chairs - Fernando Carlson & Gregg Moulton
Airport Task Force - Rick Versace; Miami Dade; Cliff Wright, Orlando; Dave Shaw; Tampa


Our Directors information is on the FLA website: 


There's strenght in numbers so JOIN the "new" FLA - we have a member special.  Sign up now and your membership is valid through the end of 2023!  Go to our website www.floridalimousine.com  OR click the JOIN button below!

Feel free to call the FLA HQ at 1(253) 330-0112 ; Email: sara@ras-int.org

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