Florida gives away 20 percent discount to attract Canadian tourism

Published on : Friday, November 3, 2017

FloridaLately, very fewer Canadians are flocking to Florida. The Sunshine State is trying to change this trend by giving discounts to visitors from north of the border.

Rick Scott, the Florida Governor visited Toronto’s Union Station, in order to declare a new program for the Canadians that comprise 20 percent discounts in terms of airfare, rental cars as well as lodging. The price splits are available via VisitFlorida.ca.

Twenty-six businesses will be partaking in the program. Air Canada as well as Air Canada Vacations will also provide discounts.

“We want to make sure that all Canadians believe they are getting a good value if they come to Florida,” Scott told reporters on Wednesday.

Florida’s economy is highly supported by foreign tourism which is the fourth largest among the states of US. The tourism sector alone aids approximately 1.4 million jobs.
Thousands of businesses of this place have been affected by Hurricane Irma this year, heightening expectation for an inflow of vacation spending from abroad this winter.

Canada remains at the top of the list of nations whose citizens travelled to Florida 2016, accounting for over 3.3 million visits, as per the statistics compiled by Visit Florida. This is close to as many as the total from the next three countries on the list — the U.K., Brazil and Argentina.

“For the last 15 quarters, we noticed they (Canadians) have declined,” Visit Florida President Ken Lawson told CTV Toronto. “Back in 2013, we had about 4.1 million Canadians come down.”

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