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Florida Breaks Tourism Records: Destinations Pulse for Feb. 19, 2016

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | February 19, 2016

Florida Breaks Tourism Records: Destinations Pulse for Feb. 19, 2016

PHOTO: Caladesi Island State Park in Dunedin, Fla. (Photo courtesy Visit Florida)

Tourism in South Carolina Brings in $19B
Three straight years of record tourism numbers have grown the state’s tourism sector into $19 billion industry, posting record numbers in important sectors of the hospitality industry.

Sayulita Grows Up on Mexico’s Pacific Coast
Tourism is transforming the laidback beach town of Sayulita, Mexico, as a new 62-property development rises above the tranquil fishing village.

Florida Breaks Tourism Records for Fifth Year Running
More than 100 million people traveled to the Sunshine State last year, according to the governor, and Tampa Bay beaches are claiming to have helped with the boost in numbers.

Is Turkey Turning to Celebs to Rescue Tourism?
After Russia dealt Turkey a devastating blow to its tourism economy by banning packaged tours to the country, the nation is now thinking of enlisting the help of U.S. celebrities and entertainers to bring visitors back.


Portland’s tourism industry has reached $5 billion as the city strikes a chord with visitors and the convention industry begins to drive business travelers into the city. 

The Breeders’ Cup is bringing in the tourists to Lexington, Ky. According to tourism officials, visitor numbers grew by double digits last year after the race drew big crowds.

This is the year for Harry Potter fans to get out and see the world. From a new Wizarding World to the Quidditch World Cup, it’s a busy year for Potterheads. 

Destinations are spending big on health and wellness this year with new trends that include complimentary fitness classes, high-end spas and nutritious meals.

Trying to figure out where to travel with your teen this spring break? These destinations are catering to the needs of travelers at every age – even teenagers.


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