Corporate Press Releases

The following are press releases featuring the latest major announcements from VISIT FLORIDA.

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Commissioner Adam Putnam and VISIT FLORIDA Promote Florida Agritourism

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Corporate Press Releases | Comments Off on Commissioner Adam Putnam and VISIT FLORIDA Promote Florida Agritourism

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (July 27, 2016) – Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and VISIT FLORIDA today announced a joint effort to highlight Florida’s growing agritourism industry by adding an agritourism feature to VISIT FLORIDA’s Attractions Finder online tool, which allows travelers to identify attractions that best fit their personal preference. This new feature gives travelers the opportunity to explore some of the state’s diverse agritourism attractions, as well as other Florida attractions, as they plan their next visit in the Sunshine...

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Governor Scott: Florida Welcomed Record 105 Million Visitors in 2015

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in Corporate Press Releases | Comments Off on Governor Scott: Florida Welcomed Record 105 Million Visitors in 2015

February 18, 2016 – During a press conference at Epcot this morning, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida set another record in tourism by welcoming 105 million visitors in 2015.  This is the fifth consecutive record year for visitation to Florida, exceeding the previous high of 98.5 million in 2014 by 6.6 percent.  The average number of direct travel-related jobs in 2015 was also a record high, with 1,199,200 Floridians employed in the tourism industry – up 53,400 or 4.7 percent over the same period last year.  Click here to see...

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Florida’s Tourism Industry Welcomed More Than 97 Million Visitors in 2014

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Corporate Press Releases | Comments Off on Florida’s Tourism Industry Welcomed More Than 97 Million Visitors in 2014

2014 Marks Fourth Consecutive Record Year for Florida Tourism  According to preliminary estimates released by VISIT FLORIDA, the state’s official tourism marketing corporation, 97.3 million visitors came to Florida in 2014, an increase of 3.9 percent over 2013. This is the fourth consecutive record year for visitation to Florida, exceeding the previous high of 93.7 million in 2013. VISIT FLORIDA estimates that 11.5 million overseas visitors and 3.8 million Canadians came to Florida in 2014, both of which are record highs and represent 2.6...

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GOLF CHANNEL’S BIG BREAK SERIES SELECTS PGA NATIONAL AS BACKDROP FOR 23RD SEASON

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Corporate Press Releases, Industry Press Releases | Comments Off on GOLF CHANNEL’S BIG BREAK SERIES SELECTS PGA NATIONAL AS BACKDROP FOR 23RD SEASON

Premiering Monday, Feb. 2, Big Break The Palm Beaches, FL to Showcase the Newly Renovated PGA National Champion Course and the Famed ‘Bear Trap’ Melanie Collins Returns to Co-Host Alongside Tom Abbott Big Break The Palm Beaches, FL Cast to be Announced Mid-January ORLANDO, Fla. (Dec. 17, 2014) – Golf Channel’s popular Big Break competition series will head to South Florida for its 23rd season, featuring an all-male cast of 12 aspiring golf professionals who will encounter one of the most challenging finishing stretches of holes in all of...

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Gov. Scott: Florida Tourism on Pace for Another Record Year

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Corporate Press Releases | Comments Off on Gov. Scott: Florida Tourism on Pace for Another Record Year

Tourism-Related Employment Has Lead the State in Growth for 52 Straight Months TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (August 19, 2014) – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that according to VISIT FLORIDA’s preliminary estimates* 24.0 million visitors came to Florida in the second quarter of 2014 (April-June), an increase of 3.0 percent over the same period in 2013. This represents the largest second quarter for visitation Florida has ever experienced, exceeding the previous high of 23.3 million in Q2 2013. Visitor spending is up 7.4 percent in January...

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VISIT FLORIDA Announces 2014-2015 Tourism Industry Leadership

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 in Corporate Press Releases | Comments Off on VISIT FLORIDA Announces 2014-2015 Tourism Industry Leadership

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (June 10, 2014) – With the start of its new fiscal year on July 1, VISIT FLORIDA – the state’s official tourism marketing corporation – ushers in new leadership to serve on its Executive Committee, Board of Directors and industry committees.  More than 220 VISIT FLORIDA partners, including some of the industry’s foremost experts, have been selected to represent the tourism industry for the upcoming term. Andrew Hertz, President & General Manager of Miami Seaquarium, will take over as the new Chair of the 2014-2015 VISIT...

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Gov. Scott: Another Record Quarter for Tourism

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Corporate Press Releases | Comments Off on Gov. Scott: Another Record Quarter for Tourism

TAMPA, Fla. (May 15, 2014) – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that according to preliminary estimates* released today by VISIT FLORIDA, 26.7 million visitors came to Florida in the first quarter of 2014 (January-March), an increase of 2.0 percent over the same period in 2013.  This represents the largest quarter for visitation Florida has ever experienced, exceeding the previous high of 26.2 million in Q1 2013.  The average number of direct travel-related jobs in Q1 2014 was also a record high, with 1,125,300 Floridians employed in the...

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Governor Rick Scott Announces 2013 Another Record Year for Florida Tourism

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 in Corporate Press Releases | Comments Off on Governor Rick Scott Announces 2013 Another Record Year for Florida Tourism

Governor Rick Scott today announced that according to preliminary estimates* released today by VISIT FLORIDA – the state’s official tourism marketing corporation – 94.7 million visitors came to Florida in 2013, an increase of 3.5 percent over 2012.  This represents a record year for visitation to Florida, exceeding the previous high of 91.5 million in 2012.  The number of direct travel-related jobs in 2013 was also a record high, with 1,088,200 Floridians employed in the tourism industry – up 2.9 percent from 2012. Governor...

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Governor Scott Recommends Historic $100 Million in Funding for VISIT FLORIDA

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Corporate Press Releases | Comments Off on Governor Scott Recommends Historic $100 Million in Funding for VISIT FLORIDA

“It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget” Allocates $100 Million for Tourism Marketing Efforts in 2014-2015  ORLANDO, Fla. (January 10, 2014) – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced at Orlando International Airport that VISIT FLORIDA will receive $100 million in funding in the 2014-15 “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget.”  With this funding, VISIT FLORIDA will be able to market the Sunshine State year round to domestic visitors, increase marketing to international visitors, and assist communities in attracting direct...

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