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Tourists flock to Visit Florida website

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Since May 1st, 90,000 people from around the world have visited Florida’s tourism website, many of them to see if our coast had been affected by the massive oil slick sitting in the Gulf. Visit Florida wants tourists know that Florida is still open for Business. Will Seccombe, Chief Marketing Officer for Visit Florida, says their fighting rumors and bad press to make sure people don’t cancel their vacations without all the information.

“It’s a big part of our state’s economy and we are doing out best to make sure everybody knows that this Mothers Day weekend it’s a great place to be in the Sunshine State,” said Seccombe.

Florida has 1,200 miles of coastline, but if just one part of the coast is hit hard it could keep people from visiting the state if their not knowledgeable about Florida diverse tourist locations and activities.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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