What We Do
VISIT FLORIDA’s official media relations site is a resource for media and travel journalists, providing public relations and corporate communications services, including:
- Recent Florida tourism news and updates
- Story ideas, press releases and original content
- Connections to statewide industry and destination PR representatives
- Assistance on media visits for qualified media
- Interviews with executive staff for travel or business assignments
- Editorial Images and videos
- Information about our annual desk side appointments in-market with Florida tourism representatives
VISIT FLORIDA, the state's official tourism marketing corporation, serves as Florida's official source for travel planning to visitors across the globe. VISIT FLORIDA is not a government agency, but rather a not-for-profit corporation created as a public/private partnership by the Florida Legislature in 1996.
Florida's tourism industry was responsible for welcoming 135.0 million visitors in 2023, leading 2019 visitation by 3.0% and only 1.7% below the all-time record. Domestic air visitation reached a record high of 45.9 million, constituting the largest share of air visitors since 2016. In 2022, Florida visitors contributed $121.5 billion to Florida's economy and supported 2 million Florida jobs. According to the Office of Economic and Demographic Research, for every $1 the state invests in VISIT FLORIDA, $3.27 in state tax revenue is generated.
Each year, the Florida Legislature appropriates public funding to be allocated for tourism marketing. VISIT FLORIDA is required to match those public funds dollar-for-dollar, which is done by actively recruiting the state's tourism industry to invest as Partners through cooperative advertising campaigns, promotional programs and many other marketing ventures. VISIT FLORIDA’s public/private partnership works with tourism industry businesses across the state, including major strategic partnerships with Busch Gardens Tampa, Experience Kissimmee, Hilton, LEGOLAND Florida Resort, Publix Supermarkets, SeaWorld Parks & Resorts Orlando, and Universal Orlando Resort.
VISIT FLORIDA facilitates tourism industry participation in domestic and international travel trade and consumer shows, as well as media missions to the top global visitor markets. VISIT FLORIDA also works closely with travel agents, tour operators, meeting and event planners, and is responsible for operating Florida's four Official Welcome Centers.
VISIT FLORIDA's corporate office is located at 101 North Monroe Street, Suite 900, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. The office can be reached at (850) 488-5607.
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