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Governor Ron DeSantis Signs MOU with Israel Supporting Travel and Tourism

May 27, 2019

Tel Aviv, Israel – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and Israel Minister of Tourism Yariv Gideon Levin signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support the research, development and implementation of projects to increase bilateral tourism between Florida and Israel. The MOU was signed during a reception in Tel Aviv with VISIT FLORIDA and Disney, and [...]

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VIDEO: VISIT FLORIDA Drives Visitation Year-Round

April 25, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Businesses and communities from across the state have made it clear that they support the reauthorization and the full funding of VISIT FLORIDA at $76 million. Key Facts: VISIT FLORIDA has more than 13,000 business partners. Florida's tourism industry supports 1.4 million jobs and VISIT FLORIDA's efforts continue to attract record numbers of visitors [...]

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VIDEO: VISIT FLORIDA Supports Northwest Florida’s Recovery from Michael

April 22, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – VISIT FLORIDA released the following video today highlighting the organization’s work to help Northwest Florida recover from Hurricane Michael. Key Facts: To date, VISIT FLORIDA has awarded $1.1 million to seven tourism development boards for Hurricane Michael recovery. This is in addition to a nearly $5 million marketing campaign launched following the storm to highlight the Sunshine [...]

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Tax Day Reminder: Tourism Saves Each FL Family More Than $1,500 Annually

April 15, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, VISIT FLORIDA, the state’s official tourism marketing corporation, reminds Floridians that without the tax revenues generated by travel and tourism to the state, every Florida household would have to pay an average of $1,549 in additional taxes every year in order to keep state funding levels the same. VISIT FLORIDA President and [...]

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VISIT FLORIDA Announces Families and Adventure Marketing Campaigns to Drive Travel to Florida

April 12, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Building on the overwhelming success of last year’s marketing efforts to attract families and those seeking adventure to Florida, VISIT FLORIDA announced today its two latest advertising campaigns, “Family Memory Makers” and “Adventure Seekers.” The campaigns are designed to inspire these separate audiences to experience their own unique moments of sunshine in [...]

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VIDEO: VISIT FLORIDA is Critical to Disaster Recovery in Rural Communities

April 08, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Businesses and communities from across the state have made it clear that they support fully funding VISIT FLORIDA at $76 million.   Key Facts: Florida's tourism industry supports 1.4 million jobs and VISIT FLORIDA's efforts continue to attract record numbers of visitors to the state, including an all-time high of 126.1 million in 2018.   According to the [...]

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VIDEO: VISIT FLORIDA is Critical to Disaster Recovery in Rural Communities

April 04, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Businesses and communities across the state have made it clear that they support fully funding VISIT FLORIDA at $76 million.   Key Facts: Florida's tourism industry supports 1.4 million jobs and VISIT FLORIDA's efforts continue to attract record numbers of visitors to the state, including an all-time high of 126.1 million in 2018.   According to the Florida [...]

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