Florida Sees Tourism Rebound in Second QuarterFlorida enjoyed a bit of a tourism rebound in the second quarter of the year. The state attracted 31.7 million visitors in the second quarter, as the state continued to expand tourism-marketing efforts and COVID-19 vaccinations became readily available.
South Florida Tourism Officials Seeing A Summer Bounce BackSouth Florida tourism officials are predicting it will be a summer like no other.
FIU Launches Sustainability Program To Balance Tourism With Environmental ConcernsTourism along with Florida's environment and natural wonders are the lifeblood of the state's sun-bathed economic engine.
'Bed Tax' Change Backed In Florida HouseThe Florida House on Wednesday passed a bill that would allow counties to spend so-called “bed” tax money on efforts to combat flooding, despite concerns from the tourism industry that the change would reduce marketing dollars.
Florida Tourism Numbers Lowest Since 2010COVID-19 ended a decade of record-setting tourism numbers in Florida, with the industry seeing a 34 percent drop in visitors in 2020 compared to the prior year.
Visit Florida Plans 2022 In-Person Trade ShowWhile online this year, Visit Florida intends to hold its next global trade showcase in-person in early 2022.
Analysts Point To Tourism Uptick Next YearFlorida’s vital tourism industry could start to experience an uptick midway through 2021, although foreign travel will continue to lag for several years, according to information posted online Tuesday by state analysts.
Florida Launches $13M Tourism Ad Campaign Aimed At Residents To 'Enjoy Everything Our Beautiful State Has To Offer'Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a new $13 million ad campaign to encourage Floridians to vacation in the state leading into the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Governor Ron DeSantis Encourages Tourists To Come To Florida On PlanesGovernor Ron DeSantis made the case that tourists could safely take commercial flights to visit Florida, as newly reported coronavirus cases grew by more than 3,800 people Friday, down from peak averages of nearly 12,000 cases daily in mid-July.
'Hotel Industry In Miami-Dade Is In Cataclysmic State': Tourism Analyst On Troubling Travel TrendsThe Miami-Dade bed tax is a good indicator of the coronavirus impact on the hotel industry and South Florida tourism in general. While there is an uptick in hotel room occupancy, the short term picture is still not good.
Florida Tourism Numbers Plummet In Second QuarterFlorida’s vital tourism industry suffered an estimated 60.5 percent drop in visitors as the COVID-19 pandemic hit hard during the year’s second quarter, with international travel off more than 90 percent.
Miami-Dade’s Bed Tax Collection Takes Massive Hit As COVID-19 Hurts Hotel OccupancyTourism is the bedrock of the Miami-Dade economy. But the coronavirus pandemic has really hurt hotel occupancy and the bed tax that comes with it.
Wait Is Almost Over: Florida Keys Set To Reopen To Visitors On MondayThe Florida Keys will be reopening to visitors and tourists starting on Monday, June 1.
Ban On Brazilians Entering US Due To Coronavirus Could Prove Costly To Local EconomyA new US policy barring anyone who has been to Brazil within 14 days from entering the US could prove costly to South Florida's economy.
‘Shine Of Our People, Places & Neighborhoods’: Tourism Officials Start Campaign To Get People Excited About Vacation In MiamiSouth Florida’s beaches remain off limits, with no time-table for re-opening them amid the coronavirus crisis. Of course they are a huge part of our tourism draw, which is why a lot of work continues to jump-start that huge part of our economy when the time is right.