2014 will go down in the books as another record setting year for Florida tourism. On Monday, Gov. Rick Scott announced during a visit to Tampa International Airport that more than 97 million visited the state last year.
Gov. Rick Scott’s drive to attract more people and businesses to Florida means the need for lots of cement and asphalt.
Florida’s warm sunshine, theme parks and world-renowned beaches kept tourists flocking in the second half of the year.
Florida is already a hot spot destination for tourists looking to get away from the cold of winter. But what tourist visiting for medical reason?
A record setting 24 million people visited Florida last spring. That’s a three percent jump in the second quarter compared to a year ago.
Planning a beach vacation in Florida can be a daunting task but Visit Florida, the state’s tourism and marketing arm, just made it a little bit easier for travelers to the Sunshine state with the launch of some high-tech tools to help visitors find just the right beach for their summer vacation.
Florida’s sun soaked beaches, theme parks and golf courses saw a record number of visitors in the first quarter.
State lawmakers came into the 2014 session with a surplus topping $1 billion and a mandate from Gov. Rick Scott to cut $500 million in taxes and fees.
A bill that would market Florida as a destination for medical procedures has passed the Florida Senate.
If you thought 2013 was a busy year, you were right. It was a record year for tourism.