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.