FL Main Streets Demonstrate the Importance of Fully Funding VISIT FLORIDA

The Florida Senate and House each passed their respective budget bills. As we anticipated, the House's proposed funding level for VISIT FLORIDA is $25 million, a 67 percent cut to VISIT FLORIDA's budget. The Florida Senate, however, matches the Governor's recommendation of fully funding VISIT FLORIDA at $76 million. The budget conference process, where the House and Senate will negotiate and determine what's in the final budget, could begin as early as next week. When this next phase begins, it will be more important than ever for you to reach out to your legislators to ensure VISIT FLORIDA is fully funded. We ask that you stand ready to advocate for full funding for VISIT FLORIDA and will be back in touch with a specific call to action when needed.

To continue to draw visitors to every part of Florida, this week, VISIT FLORIDA announced a new initiative to showcase Florida Main Street communities. In partnership with the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) and the Florida Department of State's Florida Main Street Program, VISIT FLORIDA has begun including these historic Florida communities on the Florida Attractions Finder - a popular online tool where visitors can personalize their Florida experience. As part of the launch, VISIT FLORIDA has added an initial grouping of eight Main Streets to the Attractions Finder and will continue to work with these communities to highlight additional Main Streets throughout the spring and summer.

For more details, please contact AttractionsFinder@VISITFLORIDA.org

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