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Visit Florida: Sunshine State Welcomed 36 Million Tourists in the First Quarter of 2022

At the end of last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that Florida welcomed 36 million total visitors between January and March 2022 according to Visit Florida estimates. This is a 14 percent increase from Q4...
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Airbnb, Visit Florida Partner to Launch New Campaign to Get Tourists Back to the...

The campaign will feature a dedicated landing page featuring a curated selection of stays and unique Florida activities, from homes perfect for remote work to the state’s outdoor wonders. It will include emails and targeted social media ads to in-state guests, as well as those within driving distance, designed to keep the destination top of mind for when nearby visitors are ready to travel.

Ron DeSantis, Visit Florida Try to Lure Tourists Back to the Sunshine State

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.

Florida Delegation Meets to Hear From Tourism Officials on Red Tide, State’s Continued Growth

On Thursday, the Florida delegation held a meeting to focus on tourism which remains the biggest industry in the Sunshine State. The two chairmen of the delegation--Democrat U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings and Republican U.S. Rep....
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Visit Florida Unveils Online Eco-Friendly Tourism Hub

“The hub features tips and resources for green, sustainable travel throughout the state. Visitors can find information about environmentally friendly attractions, activities, dining, transportation, and lodging – and how to practice voluntourism while in Florida,” the governor’s office noted. 
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Ron DeSantis Announces El Al Starts Direct Flights From Orlando to Tel Aviv

On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis called the new direct flight another victory for the state of Florida resulting from his recent trip to Israel. The flights are already underway--now the governor hopes they will fill up.

Record High Number of Tourists Visited Florida in First Quarter of 2019

“The record-breaking success of Florida’s visitation is the result of the hard work of our state’s entire tourism industry,” said former state Sen. Dana Young.

With Legislature Fighting On Visit Florida Funding, Ron DeSantis Calls for Investing in Tourism

“I was happy to visit Tampa International Airport today to discuss the role that tourism plays in generating economic development to Florida,” said DeSantis. “This industry has never been stronger, and the benefits of tourism to our state are shared by every Floridian.”

Visit Florida Funds Panhandle Tourism Efforts as Region Recovers from Hurricane Michael

Former state Sen. Dana Young, the president and CEO of Visit Florida, weighed in on the funds on Monday. She will head to the Panhandle for meetings on tourism to the area later in the week. 

Florida Saw a Record High 126 Million Tourists in 2018

On Wednesday, Visit Florida announced that 126.1 million out of state guests hit Florida in 2018, up from almost 119 million in 2017. 

Visit Florida Board of Directors Approves Dana Young to be President, CEO

On Monday, the Visit Florida Board of Directors unanimously backed incoming Gov. Ron DeSantis’ nomination of former state Sen. Dana Young to be the president and CEO of Visit Florida.

Ron DeSantis Taps Dana Young to Lead Visit Florida

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.