Florida Tourism Officials Optimistic Despite Omicron SpreadA top Florida tourism official called the future of travel to the state “bright” and said there are no plans to slow marketing efforts, even with the rapid spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus.
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.
Visit Florida Tourism CEO Dana Young, Staff Get Pay RaisesVisit Florida President and CEO Dana Young got an 8 percent boost in pay and a $7,500 bonus Tuesday, as leaders of the tourism-marketing agency pointed to Florida being in a “position of strength” against other states trying to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.
Visit Florida Looks To Boost International TourismFlorida’s tourism marketing agency is planning international trips as officials work to offset the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the travel industry.
Visit Florida Tries To Draw Tourists From East CoastWith ads now running in East Coast markets promoting colorful, uncluttered parts of Florida, the state’s tourism leader said Wednesday her agency will continue “aggressive” marketing.
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.