Florida set another record by welcoming the highest number of visitors of any six months in the state’s history with 60.7 million visitors, which included 2.2 million Canadian visitors, according to Visit Florida.
The figure represents a 4.1 per cent increase over the same period in 2016, and includes 53.2 million domestic visitors and 5.3 million overseas visitors.
Visit Florida estimates that a record 29.9 million visitors traveled to Florida in the second quarter of 2017 (April-June), an increase of 6.8 per cent over the same period last year. This Q2 number breaks down to 26.4 million domestic visitors, 2.6 million overseas visitors and 899,000 Canadians coming to Florida.
Total boardings at Florida’s 18 major airports in Q2 2017 increased 6.1 per cent over the same period the previous year, with a record 22.8 million passengers.
The number of hotel rooms sold in Florida during quarter two of 2017 grew by 4.2 per cent compared to quarter two 2016. During the same period, Florida’s average daily room rate (ADR) increased by four percent and occupancy by 2.5 per cent.