Lakeland and Polk County will be celebrating National Tourism Week on Tuesday, May 25 at 8:30a.m. at Lake Eva Banquet Hall at 799 Johns Avenue in Haines City. The Keynote Speaker will be Will Seccombe –Chief Marketing Officer at Visit Florida –presenting Visit Florida’s marketing platform and introducing the impact LEGOLAND will have on Florida and Polk County’s tourism industry.
Facts on Florida Tourism:
- Every 85 visitors to the Sunshine State support 1 Florida Job;
- 20.3 million visitors
- $15.8 billion in spending
- $948 million in sales tax collections
- 238,000 Florida Jobs
An investment in tourism marketing strengthens Florida’s economy. Every public dollar invested in tourism generates more than $3 of additional sales tax revenue paid by visitors, not residents… One of the main reasons Florida does not have a state income tax!
Tourism provides 1 million jobs to Floridians and adds $3.9 billion to state coffers annually. Tourism-related tax revenues provide the necessary funding for road construction, education, schools, libraries, health care and other vital programs.
If you would like to attend this breakfast celebrating Tourism contact sara@VisitCentralFlorida.org. Cost is $10.00 person and you must have reservations!