IAAPA, Florida tourism industry lobbies for worker-friendly school year

Posted Monday, December 1, 2008 10:53 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Two years ago, Florida's tourism industry -- with a little help from thousands of angry parents across the state -- scored one of its most significant political victories in recent memory: A new law ensuring that children don't go back to school too soon every summer.

Now, tourism operators across the country are helping spearhead campaigns for similar laws in other states, in hopes of preventing anxious school districts from undermining the profitable summer-travel season.

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