Talks to Cut VISIT FLORIDA’s Budget

The Florida legislature is considering cutting VISIT FLORIDA’s budget up to 38 percent. The House is considering a nearly $13 million cut, which accounts for about half of the agency's budget, while the Senate is looking at a $7.6 million reduction. The absence of VISIT FLORIDA could result in a loss of 143,750 tourism-related jobs.

In response to the potential budget cut, Bud Nocera, president and CEO of VISIT FLORIDA, has requested those in the travel industry help to make all Florida tourism partners and suppliers aware of the situation by urging people to call their legislators at the Capitol and urge them to vote against VISIT FLORIDA budget cuts, and, if unable to reach the legislator directly, speak to their legislative aid or staff.

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