On Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 The Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association hosted its annual Forward Thinking Luncheon at the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort. This luncheon program attracted nearly 300 lodging professionals, community leaders and elected officials.
The luncheon program featured an industry panel that included Ken Lawson, President/CEO of VISIT FLORIDA; DT Minich, President/CEO of Experience Kissimmee; and Daryl Cronk, Senior Director of Research and Insights for Visit Orlando. The panelists offered 2018 projections, booking pace, new marketing information, trends and statistics as it relates to the Central Florida tourism industry. Additionally, at this luncheon, CFHLA honored the June, July and August allied and lodging members of the month.