Statement By: Gil Langley, Chairman, Florida
Association of Destination Marketing Organizations
“Florida’s tourism industry is greatly encouraged by today’s announcement that Governor Rick Scott has called the Florida Legislature together for a special session to discuss measures and funding related to tourism promotion.
Restoring VISIT FLORIDA’s funding to $76 million and removing restrictions that hindered operations will not only keep tourists and revenue flowing into Florida, it will preserve the jobs of the 1.4 million Floridians who count on tourism for their paychecks.
We applaud the leadership of Governor Scott, Senate President Joe Negron and Speaker of the House Richard Corcoran and their efforts to ensure Florida’s tourism industry remains a significant driver of Florida’s economy and workforce.
This is an incredibly positive step forward. We look forward to working with legislative leaders in the coming week to bring Florida’s tourism promotion budget back in line with competing states.”