Friday, January 10, 2014

Florida Tourism to Receive $100 Million For Marketing

ORLANDO, Florida – Governor Rick Scott announced today that the statewide tourism industry will receive $100 million in funding in 2014-15.

VISIT Florida, which will get the funding, is another name for the Florida Tourism industry Marketing Corporation.  It is a private/public partnership established by Governor Lawton Chiles in 1996.

“Last year, we secured more than $63 million in our ‘Florida Families First Budget,’ for VISIT FLORIDA and we made record gains in tourism,” Scott said at the Orlando International Airport. “We are on track for another record year, and we hope to build on this incredible momentum and make the Sunshine State the number one travel destination in the world.  To do that, we are going to recommend an historic $100 million in our ‘It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget’ this year.  Because every 85 visitors to our state supports one Florida job, a growing tourism industry equates to more jobs for Florida families and a stronger economy.”

Governor Scott added that through the first three quarters of 2013, Florida welcomed 72.6 million visitors – an increase of 3.4 percent over the same period in 2012.  Visitor spending in Florida for January-August 2013 (last reported month) was $51.8 billion, representing a year-over-year increase of 5.8 percent from the same period in 2012.

Will Secombe, President and CEO of VISIT Florida said, On behalf of the statewide tourism industry, I am grateful to Governor Scott for his recognition of VISIT FLORIDA’s ability to provide a significant return on the state’s investment in tourism marketing.  The Governor’s visionary leadership puts us in a position to make 2014 another record year for visitation and fuels the momentum that has Florida on track to become the No. 1 travel destination in the world.”

4 comments:

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