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St. Johns County's State of the Tourism Industry event shows tourism works

When the St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and The Beaches Visitors & Convention Bureau kicked off the 8th State of the Tourism Industry summit May 17, it presented proof positive that tourism works in St. Johns County. More than 200 people turned out for the annual event. Richard Goldman, President and CEO of the Visitors and Convention Bureau, reported that record numbers of tourists are visiting Florida's Historic Coast.

 

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Hyatt Regency Aruba te espera para las vacaciones familiares

Las vacaciones escolares ya se están acercando, y muchas familias están buscando destinos y hoteles amigables para los niños de diferentes edades. Si vas a Aruba, no pierdas de vista Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort, Spa & Casino. El año pasado, este resort entró en la lista de los hoteles favoritos para las vacaciones familiares de Family Vacation Critic, piblicación digital especializada en viajes de familia.

 

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Sustained growth in international tourism despite challenges

Demand for international tourism remained robust in 2016 despite challenges. International tourist arrivals grew by 3.9% to reach a total of 1,235 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Some 46 million more tourists (overnight visitors) traveled internationally last year compared to 2015. 2016 was the seventh consecutive year of sustained growth following the 2009 global economic and financial crisis.

 

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85 million tourists visited Florida during first 9 months of 2016

Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida set another record in tourism by welcoming the highest amount of visitors of any nine months in the state’s history with 85 million visitors. This record amount represents a 5.5 percent increase over the year. In the third quarter of 2016 (July - September), 26.9 million visitors came to the state, an increase of 5.1 percent over the year. This marks Florida’s largest third quarter for visitation ever.

 

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