Since the reopening of the state, the tourism industry is starting to see positive trends in employee retention, an increase in the average hotel occupancy rate, and higher percentages of revenue and profit since July. Although the trends demonstrate positive improvements, more than half of tourism partners surveyed believe the impact of the pandemic response will continue until sometime between the third quarter of 2021 and the first quarter of 2022.
Details, including the design of the station. are still to be worked out but this is a large step for the train company as it tries to expand across Florida.
At the end of August, Castor brought out the “Protecting Tourism in the United States Act” with U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., as the cosponsor.
The 2.7 acres are expected to be used to form a new trailhead for the Willie Browne Trail at the Theodore Roosevelt Area.
U.S. Interior Sec. David Bernhardt announced 30 new trails in 25 states, adding almost 1,300 miles to the National Trails System.
Last month, with the support of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., brought out the “Set Sail Safely Act,” which, according to Scott’s office, “will establish a Maritime Task Force, in coordination with a Private Sector Advisory Committee, to address the health, safety, security, and logistical changes needed to allow for cruise lines and ports to resume operations.”
“Designating the river as scenic would add Little Manatee River to the National Park Service’s Wild and Scenic River System, whose primary goal is to conserve free-flowing rivers across the United States,” the congressman’s office noted.
With the support of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Scott brought out the “Set Sail Safely Act,” which, according to the senator’s office, “will establish a Maritime Task Force, in coordination with a Private Sector Advisory Committee, to address the health, safety, security, and logistical changes needed to allow for cruise lines and ports to resume operations.” As of now, cruise ships remain under a No Sail Order until the end of September.
On Wednesday, DeSantis and Visit Florida President and CEO Dana Young visited Daytona Beach to emphasize the critical importance of the tourism industry in Florida and to launch a new marketing campaign leading into the Labor Day holiday weekend.
“This comprehensive study will help us get the data we need for near-term action. In the long run, it will help us understand the impact the pandemic has wreaked on travel and tourism for future planning."