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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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Florida’s Senators Resume the Push to Let Canadians Stay Longer in the U.S.

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.
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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.

Florida TaxWatch Showcases ‘Taxpayer Priorities’ for the 2021 Legislative Session

At the end of last week, Florida TaxWatch announced “five taxpayer priorities” for the 2021 Legislative Session, which will begin on March 2 and adjourn on April 30.

Ron DeSantis Unveils $96.6 Billion Budget Proposal

DeSantis weighed in about his budget which the Legislature will consider when its regular session begins at the start of March. 
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Destinations Florida Unveils Update on How Tourism Benefits the Sunshine State

The revised report tackles challenges to tourism growth, including a new section on the pandemic response, as well as misconceptions about tourism promotion. Comprehensive information about the roles local tourism promotion organizations, Visit Florida and the private sector play within the industry are included. New graphics also detail how competitive the tourism industry is both domestically and internationally.
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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.
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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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Animal Rights Groups Pressuring More Companies To Boycott SeaWorld

PETA claims that SeaWorld has a history of “notorious animal abuse” and applauded Virgin Holidays decision to end its relationship with the Florida theme park.
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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.
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