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Halifax Area Advertising Authority

The Halifax Area Advertising Authority (HAAA) is charged with promoting tourism offerings within the greater Daytona Beach area, from Ponce Inlet to Ormond By The Sea. HAAA implements its marketing initiatives via the staff of the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, using the Convention Development Tax as its primary source of funding.

The Convention Development Tax, a 3% tax levied in the Halifax Taxing District on overnight accommodations, is dedicated solely to the funding of local tourism marketing initiatives.  The Tourist Development Tax, an additional 3% "Bed Tax" levied countywide, is used to fund the Ocean Center, the area's multi-purpose convention and entertainment center which recently underwent an exciting $82 million expansion.

For more information, please contact Lisa Bordis, executive assistant, at 386-255-0415 ext. 121.

HAAA Members, 2015-2017 

Michael Kardos - Chair
Hospitality Consulting

Blaine Lansberry - Vice Chair
Bahama House/Best Western Plus Aku Tiki Inn
2001 S. Atlantic Ave.
Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118

Steve Farley - Secretary/Treasurer
Best Western Aku Tiki Inn
2225 S. Atlantic Ave.
Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Kyriakos Drymonis
JEDAK, Inc./GND, Inc.
619 N. Grandview Ave.
Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Libby Gallant
Daytona Beach Resort
2700 N. Atlantic Ave.
Daytona Beach, FL  32118

John Phillips
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Mihir Patel
Best Western Plus
2620 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Carol Lively Platig
Museum of Arts & Sciences
352 S. Nova Rd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Samir Naran
Premier Resorts & Management, Inc.
930 N. Atlantic Ave.
Daytona Beach, FL  32118 
Jim Berkley
Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
100 N. Atlantic Ave.
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
John Betros
Daytona Beach Regency
400 N. Atlantic Ave.
Daytona Beach, FL 32118