Florida Sets New Visitation Record in Third Quarter
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ~ Governor Ron DeSantis announced today that Florida has set a record for the number of visitors in the third quarter of 2023, with an estimated total of 35.1 million visitors between July and September. This includes 32.2 million domestic visitors, 2.2 million overseas visitors and 666,000 Canadian visitors. Additionally, Florida has seen a total of 105.2 million visitors in the first three quarters of 2023, surpassing the visitation records from 2022 by 724,000 more visitors.

DeSantis stated that Florida's commitment to allowing travelers to enjoy their travels without arbitrary government restrictions is what has led to the record-breaking numbers in visitation. Dana Young, President and CEO of VISIT FLORIDA, added that their efforts have not only highlighted the beauty of the Sunshine State but have also fueled growth in visitation from global travelers due to DeSantis' Freedom First policies.

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Highlights from VISIT FLORIDA's latest visitation estimates include an increase of 1.6 percent from the same period in 2022 and 8.0 percent higher than 2019; travel spend in Florida is up 11.3 percent compared to Q3 2019 while other states such as California and New York are down 3.2 percent and 1.2 percent respectively; overseas and Canadian visitors have increased 19.3 percent and 60.3 percent respectively from 2022; domestic visitors accounted for 91.8 percent of all visitors in Q3 2023 while overseas and Canadian were 6.3 percent and 1.9 percent respectively; and a total percentage increase of all visitors is at 0.7 percent from the first nine months of 2022 compared to 2021's numbers..

Governor DeSantis concluded that Florida will continue to be a beacon of freedom for travelers due to its commitment to allowing them to enjoy their travels without arbitrary government restrictions while Young added that it is because of DeSantis' visionary leadership that Florida has secured a new normal with an elevated market share of tourism, especially international tourism

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