Florida’s Domestic Tourism Revives Amidst International Market Lag

 Saturday, August 21, 2021 

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About 30.6 million domestic visitors came to the US state from April through June of this year.

This shows a 216% jump from the same time last year during the height of the COVID 19 pandemic closures.

Florida’s tourism marketing firm reveals this fact.

According to statistics revealed on Thursday, the number of US tourists who came from Florida in the second half of this year, has returned to pre-pandemic levels through the international market is still lagging.

About 30.6 million domestic visitors in the second part of this year came to Florida from April through June.

The state’s tourism marketing firm said in a news release that this triggered a 6% increase over the same time in 2019 and a 216% hike from the same time last year during the COVID 19 pandemic closures.

Overall, Florida had 31.4 million visitors in the second quarter of 2021. It is an increase of 220% from the same period a year earlier.

Florida’s international market has not yet recovered to pre-pandemic levels due to restrictions on entering the US Florida. The state welcomed only 1.1 million tourists from overseas and Canada in the second quarter of 2019.

During the spring of 2020, Florida’s major theme parks and hotels around the state were either closed or had limited operations due to the pandemic.

The theme parks reopened more than a year ago but with mask requirements, attendance curbs and social distancing.

Many of those restrictions were relaxed earlier this year.

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