Florida sees record number of tourists during the first three months

 Tuesday, May 17, 2022 


Florida saw a record number of tourists during the first three months of this year, and this went past the totals of similar quarters before the corona virus set in, devastating the hospitality and leisure industry.

Visit Florida, which is Florida’s tourism-marketing agency, said that 35.982 million people visited the state right from January till the end of March.

Tourism is an important component of the state’s economy that was 39.6 percent higher compared to the first quarter of 2021, when COVID-19 vaccines were becoming more extensively available. It was also 19.29 percent more than the first quarter of 2020, when the pandemic struck Florida.

Tourism officials said that the new total is over1.35 percent compared to the first quarter of 2019, before the start of the pandemic.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said that the number of cars on the road has increased, and a lot more people are visiting visit Florida now.

After DeSantis referred to record domestic tourism during the May 4 appearance, Visit Florida President and CEO Dana Young said that the DeSantis-led drive to reopen businesses months after the pandemic has led to the improvement in the situation.

Florida has recorded four successive quarters attracting more than 30 million visitors. The sunshine state has also recorded three consecutive quarters with numbers reaching the top similar to the same time in 2019, when the state witnessed a record 131.07 million tourists.

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