Senate Panel Moves To Keep Visit Florida AliveA move to keep the lights on at the state’s tourism-marketing agency for most of the next decade easily cleared a Senate committee Tuesday, but the future of Visit Florida remains in the House’s hands.
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.
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.
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.
Record 33 Million Visited Florida During First Three Months Of 2018Gov. Rick Scott announced Tuesday that more than 33 million visitors came to the state during the first three months of 2018. That's a 7.4 percent jump over the same time period last year.
Gov. Scott Touts Record Tourism Numbers Despite IrmaTourists to the Sunshine State didn't let a little thing like a hurricane spoil their plans.
Visit Florida Keeps Tourism Goal After IrmaFlorida's top tourism marketer remains focused on attracting 120 million visitors this year.
Florida Governor: No More Bonuses For EmployeesFlorida Gov. Rick Scott wants the state's two economic development organizations to stop paying their employees bonuses.
Scott Wants Tourism, Business-Recruitment Agencies To Reject Employee BonusesGov. Rick Scott wants to do away with bonuses for employees at the state's tourism and business-recruitment agencies, at least for now.
Florida Tourism Numbers Up For First Half Of The YearAs the number of visitors to the Sunshine State continues to grow, there's been a shift in the tourism demographics.