Archive for the ‘Tourism’ Category

  • Gov. Scott: Florida Sets Another Tourism Record in 2017

    Mar 20, 18 • 189 Views • TourismComments Off on Gov. Scott: Florida Sets Another Tourism Record in 2017

    116.5 million visitors came to Florida in 2017 Governor Rick Scott today announced that Florida set another tourism record in 2017 by welcoming the highest number of visitors in any year in the state’s history with 116.5 million visitors, according to VISIT...

  • New campaign highlights benefits of Escambia County tourism

    Mar 1, 18 • 202 Views • Business, TourismComments Off on New campaign highlights benefits of Escambia County tourism

    Website educates residents about tourism’s lesser-known impacts on education, infrastructure, public safety and more Did you know: Tourism-related tax revenue and visitor spending helps fund various components of K-12 public schools, road and highway...

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

    Feb 13, 18 • 289 Views • Government, Media Advisories, TourismComments Off on Gov. Rick Scott to Announce 2017 Visitation Numbers During Multi-City Tourism Tour This Week

    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...

  • The Villages Daily Sun: Boost in tourism is a gain for Villages

    Feb 5, 18 • 206 Views • TourismComments Off on The Villages Daily Sun: Boost in tourism is a gain for Villages

    Another day, another dollar — or in Florida’s case, another $306 million. That’s how much out-of-state visitors collectively spend in a single day when they vacation in the Sunshine State. Just as more people are coming to Florida, tourists also are...

  • Governor Rick Scott’s Statement on VISIT FLORIDA

    Jan 24, 18 • 312 Views • Statement Release, TourismComments Off on Governor Rick Scott’s Statement on VISIT FLORIDA

    Please see below a statement from Governor Rick Scott regarding the Florida Senate’s proposal to cut VISIT FLORIDA’s funding to $50 million, a reduction of $26 million from this year’s funding. “I completely oppose the Florida Senate’s proposal to...

  • Gov. Scott: Florida Hits All-Time Record High for Tourism

    Nov 20, 17 • 362 Views • Government, TourismComments Off on Gov. Scott: Florida Hits All-Time Record High for Tourism

    88.2 million visitors came to Florida in the first nine months of 2017 Governor Rick Scott today announced that Florida set another tourism record by welcoming the highest number of visitors of any nine months in the state’s history with 88.2 million...

  • Gov. Scott Announces Canadian Power Play Program to Attract Canadian Visitors to Florida

    Nov 1, 17 • 485 Views • Government, TourismComments Off on Gov. Scott Announces Canadian Power Play Program to Attract Canadian Visitors to Florida

    Governor Rick Scott today announced the kick-off of the new Canadian Power Play Program, which aims to attract more Canadian visitors to Florida by making it more affordable for Canadian families to travel to the state. Package travel deals from VISIT FLORIDA...

  • Gov. Rick Scott to Make Tourism Announcement in Toronto

    Oct 31, 17 • 454 Views • Government, Media Advisories, TourismComments Off on Gov. Rick Scott to Make Tourism Announcement in Toronto

    MEDIA ADVISORY Tomorrow, November 1st, Governor Rick Scott will be holding a press conference with VISIT FLORIDA CEO Ken Lawson to make a tourism announcement. WHAT: Press Conference WHEN: 10:00 AM WHERE: Union Station, Go York Concourse 65 Front Street West...

  • Gov. Scott: VISIT FLORIDA to Market the Sunshine State Following Irma

    Sep 19, 17 • 255 Views • Government, TourismComments Off on Gov. Scott: VISIT FLORIDA to Market the Sunshine State Following Irma

    Governor Rick Scott directed VISIT FLORIDA to launch an aggressive new marketing campaign to highlight Florida following Hurricane Irma. Last year, Florida welcomed a record of nearly 113 million visitors to the state. In 2017, Florida is working to break...

  • Gov. Scott: Florida Sets All-Time Tourism Record in First Half of 2017

    Aug 15, 17 • 542 Views • Government, TourismComments Off on Gov. Scott: Florida Sets All-Time Tourism Record in First Half of 2017

    Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida set another record by welcoming the highest number of visitors of any six months in the state’s history with 60.7 million visitors, according to VISIT FLORIDA. This represents a 4.1 percent increase over the same...