Published on : Friday, November 3, 2017
The Visitors Bureau along with Greater Miami Convention has jointly declared that the place welcomed record-breaking $26 billion expenditures in terms of overnight visitors from September 2016 till August of this year, the time immediately before, Hurricane Irma struck Florida.
The cost shows a 2 percent increase same time of the previous year. The number of overnight visitors reached a record 15.9 million from September 2016 till August 2017, accounting a .5 growth for the same time period. Furthermore, jobs related to the hospitality sector increased by 3.9 percent for the same period. The destination’s demand increased by 1.8 percent in terms of hotels selling more room nights October 2016 – September 2017 in comparison to the same time frame previous year. The growth in terms of travel and tourism industry in the last twelve months was increased because of the growth of international market, as shown in expanded air service and the Miami brand’s resiliency in a year of challenges, the GMCVB explained.
In the last twelve months through August 2017, international arrivals at Miami International Airport (MIA) increased by 1.2 percent, a record-breaking year. Over 96 percent of overnight visitors to Greater Miami reach by air. MIA greeted additional international service in 2017, like WOW Airlines with non-stop service from Reykjavik, direct service of the SAS Airways from Stockholm, Aer Lingus with direct service from Dublin along with El-Al, beginning direct service from Tel Aviv.
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