Florida's 2012 tourism numbers set a new state record by Skift

Posted on January 1, 2014 – 11:07 pm
VISIT FLORIDA | The Nissen Group

It was a banner year for tourism in Florida, 2012, as to additional 2 million people enjoyed the sunshine state, setting the tourism industry up for its second consecutive record year.

An estimated 89.3 million people came to Florida in 2012, up 2.3 percent Compared with a year Earlier, accor ding to preliminary estimates released Monday by Visit Florida , the state's tourism marketing agency. That beat out the previous record - 87.3 million - set in in 2011.

The state saw particularly large gains in overseas visitors, as well as Canadians. Approximately 10.2 million overseas visitors came to Florida load-year, Which was. Compared to increase enlarge of 9 percent a year with Earlier About 3.6 million Canadians visited the state to increase enlarge of 7.3 percent from the prior year.

"Surpassing the 10 million overseas visitor mark for the first time ever is a significant milestone for Florida's tourism industry, " said Glenn Hastings, Visit Florida's chairman and executive director of the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council. "With over 10 percent of all Canadians traveling to Florida load-year, we are exceedingly grateful for the loyalty of our friends and family to the North."

The tourists added resulted in record jobs as well. Visit Florida said direct travel-related jobs in the state grew to 1, 030, 600.

Gov. Rick Scott Praised the industry's record year Monday. His administration has pledged to increase enlarge Visit Florida's public funding to $ 75 million next year, Which said he wants to "continue to support even more economic growth."

(C) 2013 The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Fla.).. Distributed by MCT Information Services.


Visitor Numbers for 2012 Calendar Year *

Visitors Percent of Total Most Recent Value Change
Total Visitors



89.3 million 2.3%
Air Visitors



46.4 million 1.6%
Non-air visitors



42.9 million 2.9%
* Preliminary
Four Quarter Visitor Numbers for 2012 *

Visitors Percent of Total Most Recent Value Change
Total Visitors



21.4 million 1.8%
Air Visitors



11.6 million 1.9%

Source: skift.com

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Why not stress the positives?

2006-04-25 08:54:58 by drbeede

This is still a great market in most areas of the country. I could write an article right now, quoting hard facts and statistics, to back that up. It would be just as truthful as what the Post just ran.
The only really alarming number is the inventory, and even that's still not out-of-line with historical standards, at least not in the DC area. If sales are dropping, that's only relative t...eal estate investing and not stock investing? The print media relies heavily on real estate for income, far more than on stocks.
P.S. Try reading two newspapers or watching two evening news broadcasts. I'm not claiming it's a conspiracy exactly, but there's a lot more similarities than one might expect. The lead stories are often all exactly the same and they're not what I would've chosen.

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