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2019 Florida Tourism Industry Awards Announced

November 20, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Yesterday, VISIT FLORIDA announced the recipients of the 2019 Florida Tourism Hall of Fame and Flagler Awards during the annual Chairman’s Dinner.  Each year, leaders in Florida tourism are chosen by selection committees to receive these prestigious awards. This year’s event was held during the 2019 Florida Tourism Forum at the Sheraton Panama [...]

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Florida Welcomed 31.6 million Visitors in Q3 2019

November 20, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – VISIT FLORIDA estimates 31.6 million visitors traveled to Florida in the third quarter of 2019. Of these visitors, preliminary estimates show 28.6 million were domestic, 2.6 million were overseas visitors and 499,000 came from Canada.Total enplanements at Florida’s 19 major airports grew by 2.5 percent compared to Q3 last year, with 22.6 million [...]

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VISIT FLORIDA Honored with Expedia Group EPIC Award

November 15, 2019

Tallahassee, Fla. – VISIT FLORIDA, the state’s official tourism marketing corporation, has been honored with an Expedia Group EPIC Award in recognition of its successful partnership with Expedia Group Media Solutions at the company’s explore ’19 conference. The EPIC Awards pay tribute to business entities demonstrating the accolades’ core values of Engagement, Partnership, Innovation, and [...]

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VISIT FLORIDA: Live from Florida Friday to Help Drive Autumn Visitation

September 18, 2019

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, VISIT FLORIDA announced a new social media campaign aimed at attracting visitors to Florida communities following the interruption of travel over the Labor Day holiday weekend. The marketing campaign was launched last week and runs through September 20. It features concentrated social media activations, influencer content, live videos across social media platforms, [...]

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Governor Ron DeSantis Announces All-Time Record Six-Month Visitation for Florida

August 15, 2019

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida welcomed 69.7 million travelers from January through June of 2019, the highest number of visitors during any six months in Florida’s history. This record number represents a 5.2 percent increase over the same period in 2018 and includes 62.1 million domestic visitors, 5.3 million overseas [...]

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Governor Ron DeSantis Announces New VISIT FLORIDA Eco and Sustainable Travel Hub

August 05, 2019

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, in an effort to promote tourism and visitation to the Sunshine State, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the launch of a new VISIT FLORIDA eco-friendly travel hub on VISITFLORIDA.com. The hub features tips and resources for green, sustainable travel throughout the state. Visitors can find information about environmentally friendly attractions, activities, dining, transportation, and lodging – and [...]

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Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Nonstop Air Service Between Tel Aviv and Orlando

July 09, 2019

Orlando, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced new, nonstop seasonal El Al air service between Tel Aviv and Orlando. The new flights, operating during the months of July and August, will offer a direct link between Israel’s second most populous city and one of Florida’s most popular destinations. “I’m happy to announce this new nonstop [...]

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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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