Florida Huddle and Encounter 2025 dates announced by VISIT FLORIDA

VISIT FLORIDA has announced that Florida Huddle and Encounter will take place Feb. 2-5, 2025, at the World Equestrian Center in Ocala, Florida.

Florida Huddle is the Sunshine State’s Official Travel Trade Show, showcasing the best of Florida to international and domestic tour operators, wholesalers and media with one-on-one appointments, educational sessions, and networking. Florida partners that typically attend are CVBs, hotels, resorts, attractions, and theme parks.

Florida Encounter, one of the longest running appointment trade shows in the MICE industry, will take place in conjunction with Florida Huddle 2025. Encounter features appointments between fully hosted, qualified planners with proven business for Florida and Florida suppliers.

VISIT FLORIDA President and CEO Dana Young said, “Florida Huddle and Encounter provide invaluable opportunities to unlock business potential for the Sunshine State’s destinations, hotels, resorts, and attractions. Next year, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase the diverse offerings of the Ocala area to key travel professionals from around the globe.”

Marion County Tourism Development Director Loretta Shaffer said, “Ocala/Marion County is beyond excited to be hosting Florida Huddle and Encounter in 2025. We are honored to welcome these prestigious international trade shows to our destination, in partnership with VISIT FLORIDA and the World Equestrian Center. We look forward to showcasing Ocala/Marion County to the hundreds of travel experts who will be in attendance, from event planners and tour operators to airlines and travel journalists.”

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