Gov. Rick Scott to Announce 2017 Visitation Numbers During Multi-City Tourism Tour This Week

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MEDIA ADVISORY

This Thursday, February 15th, Governor Rick Scott will announce Florida’s 2017 visitation numbers during a multi-city tourism tour in Juno Beach, Tampa and Naples. Florida welcomed an all-time record 112 million visitors in 2016. VISIT FLORIDA works each day to market Florida as the world’s premier tourism destination, and the state’s six-straight record-breaking years of visitation have directly coincided with the marketing resources and funding championed by Governor Scott.

This year, VISIT FLORIDA was funded at $76 million, and the governor has recommended $100 million for VISIT FLORIDA as part of his 2018-2019 Securing Florida’s Future budget. Currently, the Florida Senate has proposed $50 million and the Florida House has proposed $76 million for VISIT FLORIDA during the ongoing legislative session.

WHAT: Tourism Numbers Announcement

WHERE: Juno Beach, Tampa, Naples
Additional details will be announced in the coming days.

 

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