Record 116.5 Million Visitors to Florida in 2017

By: Florida Chamber of Commerce

 

Did you know that according to new numbers released today, Florida has reached another record-breaking year for Florida tourism? In 2017, 116.5 million visitors came to Florida, an increase of 3.6 percent of visitors in 2016, according to recently released numbers by VISIT FLORIDA.

When visitors come to Florida, they help create jobs and contribute billions of dollars in state and local taxes. In fact, every 85 visitors supports one job in Florida. Visitors to Florida also create jobs for the tourism and hospitality industry and leave Florida having paid more than $11 billion in state and local taxes.

Tourism is Key to Florida’s Competitiveness

How will the future of work impact this industry? What skills are businesses looking for in their workforce to allow them to continue to create jobs and economic opportunity? Join the conversation at the 2018 Learners to Earners Workforce Summit, where business leaders from around the state will discuss the future of work, skills and what Florida needs to get right for 2030 and beyond.