Florida Tourism Industry Plans To Ease Into Reopening
Florida’s tourism and hospitality industry should reopen from the coronavirus pandemic slowly. That’s what a committee looking at reopening the state from the coronavirus shutdown was told Tuesday.
The tourism industry will first focus on getting residents to take in-state vacations before branching out to national and international travelers.
The state’s No. 1 industry has crashed since mid-March when the state’s theme parks and other attractions began closing. Hotels have seen a drop in revenue of almost $2 billion over the last six weeks compared to last year.
Domestic air travel to the state is down 65% and international air travel is down 80%.