Florida Tourism Numbers Up In First Half Of YearBolstered by U.S. and Canadian tourists, Florida’s visitor count continued at a record pace through the second quarter of 2019, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office said Thursday.
Miami Beach Honors Fallen On Memorial DayCity leaders and police in Miami Beach honored those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for this country.
Visit Florida Slashes StaffVisit Florida cut one-third of its staff Thursday, slashing its payroll after the state Legislature cut funding for the tourism agency by 34 percent.
Visit Florida Expected To Trim Staff Following Major Budget CutFlorida’s tourism-marketing arm is looking to make staff cuts and put more of an emphasis on digital media instead of television, as it responds to a 34 percent reduction in state funding.
Still Most Visited Place In US, Orlando Had 75 Million Visitors Last YearOrlando had 75 million visitors last year as the theme park mecca continued to be the most visited destination in the United States, tourism officials said Thursday.
End Could Be In Sight For Florida’s Tourism-Marketing AgencyFlorida’s tourism-marketing agency is closer to having its doors closed this fall as a Senate budget proposal Tuesday matched the House’s stance to eliminate Visit Florida.
Florida Senate Backs Keeping Alive Visit FloridaTargeted for extinction by the House, Visit Florida would stay in business for at least eight more years under a measure unanimously approved Wednesday by the Senate.
‘Visit Florida’ Set To Be Extended At Least 8 Years After Upcoming Senate VoteVisit Florida would stay in business for at least eight more years under a measure the Senate is set to approve next week.
Florida House Cuts Tourism, Economic Development MoneyThe tourism-marketing agency Visit Florida would only be funded for three months, while Enterprise Florida wouldn’t get any state money as part of a budget proposal released Tuesday by a House panel for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.
State Senate Backs Visit Florida As House Speaker BalksA proposal to keep the state’s tourism-marketing agency open beyond this fall, with no change in funding, moved forward Thursday in the Senate.
Florida Continues Record Tourism PaceFlorida drew an estimated 30.7 million visitors during the third quarter of 2018.
Trump Signs Bill Creating Reservoir South Of Lake OkeechobeePresident Donald Trump has signed a bill intended to reduce toxic algae blooms that have devastated coastal marine life and emptied beaches in Florida.
Florida Seeks To Bolster Tourism After Storm DamageVisit Florida is moving forward with a $9 million marketing plan to combat media reports and negative public perceptions about how much of the state remains in ruins from Hurricane Michael.
Broward Tourism VP Steered $255,000 To Boyfriend, Investigation RevealsAn ethics investigation revealed that the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau vice president steered company money to her boyfriend's business.
Record Number Of Tourists Heading To FloridaThe Sunshine State keeps setting records on the number of tourists headed to Florida.