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Florida's tourism is back, up 6% from 2019

Florida Tourism
Posted at 1:30 PM, Aug 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-20 09:24:24-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The number of U.S. tourists who came to Florida in the second quarter of this year has returned to pre-pandemic levels.

Figures released Thursday show 30.6 million domestic visitors came to Florida from April through June of this year.

That's a 6 percent increase over the same time in 2019 and a 216 percent jump from the same time last year during the height of pandemic closures.

Florida welcomed only 1.1 million visitors from overseas and Canada in the second quarter of this year, compared to 3.5 million visitors in the second quarter of 2019.

The international market is still lagging.