“Prices should slip lower this week, due to falling futures prices on the stock market,” Jenkins said. “However, demand historically remains strong through August, which should prevent prices from slipping anywhere near the lows we saw last year."
On Wednesday, Visit Florida announced that 126.1 million out of state guests hit Florida in 2018, up from almost 119 million in 2017.
With the Trump administration pushing a federal bailout to help the economy dealing with the coronavirus threat, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., is standing against plans to send federal money to businesses including airliners, casinos and other companies hurt by the outbreak.
At the end of August, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., first introduced the “Protecting Tourism in the United States Act” with U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., as the cosponsor.
While the first half of 2018 saw a record high number of tourists visiting the Sunshine State, Gov. Rick Scott and Visit Florida are looking to ensure that red tide and Hurricane Michael don’t slow the tourist boom in the second half.
“Infrastructure development and maintenance are critical for rural communities to become more resilient,” said DeSantis. “We will continue to help these communities as they prepare for the future by utilizing every resource we have.”
Dr. Anthony Harris is the medical director at WorkCare and has long advised theme parks on health and safety issues. He reviewed Disney World’s plan to reopen and was impressed with just how comprehensive the plan was. Harris told Florida Daily he believes the plan can work as he offered tips for park staffers and guests.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., first brought out the “Canadian Snowbirds Act” back in September 2019 with U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., R-Fla., cosponsoring it. The bill would add two extra months to the 182 days that retired Canadians who are 50 and older can stay in the United States each year.
On Monday, Visit Florida kicked off its "Keys to Summer" which will include marketing efforts across the country through a host of channels including ads, social media, billboards and other platforms.
First elected to the Florida House in 2010, Young, an attorney, moved up the GOP ranks, serving as majority whip and deputy majority leader under Speaker Will Weatherford in her second term before being picked by Speaker Steve Crisafulli to be majority leader in her last term in the House.