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Flagler receives tourism grant from Visit Florida

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Aug. 27, 2012

Visit Florida, the state’s official source for travel planning, has awarded a $2,000 Cultural Heritage and Nature Tourism Grant to Flagler College for the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year, which began July 1, 2012.

“The purpose of these grants is to help non-profit entities and local governments stretch their tourism marketing dollars in an effort to expand cultural, heritage, rural and nature tourism activities in Florida,” said Chris Thompson, President and CEO for Visit Florida.

“We were pleased that Visit Florida and Enterprise Florida selected us from among a large number of grant applicants, during their most competitive grant cycle to date,” said Holly Hill, Assistant Director of College Relations. “These funds will be used for Flagler’s 2013 Community Lecture Series and will help us better position and market St. Augustine as a desirable destination.”

The 2013 Flagler College Community Lecture Series will be titled “The Hotel Ponce de Leon Deconstructed: Building the Future for Modern America.” The series is part of the 125th anniversary celebration of the Hotel Ponce de Leon.

Visit Florida, a private/public partnership, is Enterprise Florida’s day-to-day operating corporation for tourism.


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