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Tourism board talks long-term vision for Daytona Beach

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In this June 12, 2021 photo, Daytona Truck Meet, enthusiasts pack Atlantic Avenue and sidewalk near the Ocean Center, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (David Tucker/The Daytona Beach News-Journal via AP)

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Still reeling from the mayhem generated by the invasion of the chaotic Daytona Truck Meet in June, the Halifax Area Advertising Authority board of directors on Wednesday took a step toward defining a better long-term vision of the World’s Most Famous Beach as a tourist destination.

The tourism board, which oversees and funds the Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, directed CVB staff

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Daytona, Florida hotel jobs remain open as summer tourism booms

DAYTONA BEACH — Jennifer Pickett was all smiles as she emerged from an interview at an open-house job fair this past week at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort.

Pickett, 45, who left her job as an assistant manager at a senior assisted living facility in Palm Coast in the wake of COVID-related stresses of 2020, was excited about the prospects of a hospitality career.

“I really think this whole area, Daytona Beach, is hopping again,” she said, following an interview that she hoped would lead to a job in reservations or customer service. “I think the Hilton

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Some hotels in Penang rehiring even as tourism industry continues to suffer due to Covid-19 travel restrictions



a sign on the side of a building: MAH Penang chapter chairman Raj Kumar said some of the hotels in Penang that have been on minimal operation mode over the past few months are preparing to accept more bookings. — Picture by Steven KE Ooi


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MAH Penang chapter chairman Raj Kumar said some of the hotels in Penang that have been on minimal operation mode over the past few months are preparing to accept more bookings. — Picture by Steven KE Ooi

GEORGE TOWN, May 1 — Some hotels in Penang are rehiring as they reopen fully to try and gain as much business as possible in the coming months, according to the Penang chapter of the Malaysian Association of Hoteliers (MAH).

MAH Penang chapter chairman Raj Kumar said some of the hotels in Penang that have been on

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Navarre Beach surges past November tourism record during pandemic

Because of the global pandemic and economic recession that took over most of 2020, Navarre Beach, like many tourist destinations, saw its tourism tax revenues plummet in March, April and May as beaches shut down and uncertainty about the coronavirus crippled vacation markets globally. 

But curiously, by the end of the year Navarre Beach was bucking the trend seen throughout much of the rest of the Panhandle — its tourism tax revenue was up almost 27% in October and 55% in November, a surge that helped soften the downturn seen at the beginning of the pandemic. 

“We lost our money

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