Oil Spill Information

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VISIT FLORIDA Deepwater Horizon Response Timeline
We've been busy! Want to see a timeline of our response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill? Click here to view our major initiatives since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico April 20.

Tourism Response Recap Webinar - August 26, 2010

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Tourism Response Webinar - July 9, 2010

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Tourism Response Webinar - June 24, 2010

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Tourism Response Webinar - June 10, 2010

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Palm Cards
In an effort to assist Partners in addressing questions from consumers regarding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, VISIT FLORIDA is providing the industry with palm cards that can be downloaded, printed and distributed to front-line employees. We're also providing separate palm cards for those working with the media. The palm cards were last updated July 26, 2010. Please ensure you are using the most up-to-date version and discard any previous versions. Use the links below to download the palm cards in PDF format.

Consumer Palm Card (July 26 Update)
Media Palm Card (July 26 Update)

Florida Live
This new platform on VISITFLORIDA.com empowers consumers to make well-informed travel planning decisions by allowing them to see what is going on right now in Florida. Partners have an opportunity to contribute to the content on the page by offering links to webcams and Twitter feeds, and by encouraging their visitors and local residents to post images.

Linking to Florida Live

Industry Frequently Asked Questions
For answers to frequently asked questions about VISIT FLORIDA's marketing response to the Gulf Oil Spill, click here.

Sunshine Matters
We encourage you to stay informed and get the latest information via our corporate blog, Sunshine Matters. Sign up for the RSS feed or e-mail alerts from the blog.

Marketing Response Recap Reports
VISIT FLORIDA continues to post marketing response updates when necessary. These recaps are intended for multiple audiences and are archived here.