Tuesday, May 17, 2016

"Record-breaking 29.8 million tourists visited Florida in 1st quarter"

To read the entire article by the Post's Jennifer Sorentrue use this link.* Here are two excerpts:

"A record-breaking 29.8 million tourists visited Florida during the first quarter of the year, marking the highest tourism count ever recorded from January to March, according to data released Monday by Gov. Rick Scott’s office.
     The governor announced that 29.8 million tourists visited the state between January and March, a 4.8 percent increase from the same time period last year."

[and. . .]

     "Palm Beach County tourism have also seen record-breaking growth.
     An early Easter sent revenue from the county’s tourism tax, also known as a bed-tax, soaring to an all-time high in March.
     March tourism tax revenue totaled $7.9 million — up 17.6 percent, or $1.2 million, from March 2015, according to the county’s Tourist Development Council."

*For those of you in Lake Worth expecting visitors or if you happen to meet a tourist looking for hotel lodging please direct them to this helpful website.