Florida welcomed more visitors in the first six months of this year than in any comparable period in the history of the state. This week, it was revealed that 54.1 million people have traveled to the state, which is celebrated for its fantastic beaches, year-round sunny weather, and great entertainment facilities.
Governor Rick Scott, who made the announcement at Miami International Airport on Wednesday, said that the boom was largely driven by domestic tourism, with more Americans choosing to explore their own country rather than travel abroad. A total of 45.7 million Americans visited the state between January and June, along with 2.9 million Canadians and 5.5 million people from elsewhere in the world.
The result of this unanticipated boom has been a growth in jobs in the tourist sector for Floridians and an increase in economic prosperity for the state. There is no risk of its resources being strained; it’s still easy to find attractive vacation rentals in Miami and access all the major attractions. The city has enough great restaurants for all of its visitors to dine out in style, especially if they like seafood. There is no shortage of interesting places to visit, from award-winning entertainment venues to beautiful beaches to the Everglades, which is an easy drive down to the south.
There is still time to book flights to Miami International Airport for vacations this year, and Floridians will be hoping that the growth in tourism continues over the coming months.