TOURISM

Tampa Bay Times - - Tampa Bay - Con­tact Malena Carollo at mcarollo@tam­pabay.com or (727) 892-2249. Fol­low @male­nac­arollo.

Among the cities in which the ads will ap­pear are At­lanta, Bos­ton, Chicago, Dal­las, New York, Philadel­phia and Wash­ing­ton, D.C.

One of the broad­cast ads re­leased on­line Wed­nes­day fea­tures a com­pi­la­tion of sunny beaches and har­bors in St. Peters­burg, the Keys, Co­conut Grove and Gray­ton Beach in the weeks af­ter Hur­ri­cane Irma. It closes by im­plor­ing view­ers to “Find your mo­ment of sun­shine.”

The first phase of the cam­paign fo­cused on Face­book Live videos, which Visit Florida said gar­nered 4.9 mil­lion view­ers.

Visit Florida is aim­ing to bring a record 120 mil­lion tourists to the state this year.

The pos­i­tive push comes just as the or­ga­ni­za­tion was thrust into a more neg­a­tive light: State law­mak­ers con­tinue to in­ves­ti­gate Visit Florida’s spend­ing habits. The lat­est: The Florida House Pub­lic In­tegrity & Ethics Com­mit­tee will sub­poena records from C. Patrick Roberts, who had con­tracts with Visit Florida.

A Naples Daily News re­port said that the or­ga­ni­za­tion com­mit­ted to pay­ing MAT Me­dia, LLC, Roberts’ com­pany, $2.8 mil­lion in 2012.

Florida tourism of­fi­cials are mak­ing a sec­ond big mar­ket­ing push post-Hur­ri­cane Irma. Watch it at tam­pabay.com/video.

Dyer

Kasakoff, 47, was found in a shower stall at the Pinel­las County Jail.

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