On ‘Virtual Vacation Day’, VISIT FLORIDA Invites Canadians to the Beach

Tallahassee, FL – (March 30, 2020) – It’s ‘Virtual Vacation Day’ and as part of that, VISIT FLORIDA is inviting cooped up Canadians to the beach… from the comfort of home.


Simply go online and check out VISIT FLORIDA’s Florida Beach Finder. Here, you are able to virtually explore the Sunshine State’s much-loved beaches, from the golden sands of the Atlantic coast to the white sands that line the Gulf of Mexico.


In a landmark partnership with Google in 2014, VISIT FLORIDA completed a four-month odyssey to capture stunning images along the State’s 1,300+ kilometres of beaches using Google’s Street View Trekker technology.  These 360-degree images, captured one footstep at a time, are integrated into Google Maps, enabling potential visitors from around the globe to experience interactive views of Florida’s world-renowned beaches. 


Users simply “tune” their preferences – choosing from adventurous or laid back, family-friendly or romantic, action-packed or secluded and manicured or au naturel. The Florida Beach Finder immediately delivers visual choices that best match desires. With every tweak of the tuner, the options change before your eyes. Once users have picked their favourite beach, they can opt for Street View, which drops them into each location, allowing them to take a look around and to explore.

Enjoy a virtual day at the beach today, and when life returns to normal, we will see you there!



As the Sunshine State’s No. 1 industry, tourism was responsible for welcoming 124.7 million visitors in 2018. Based on the latest economic impact study, Florida visitors contributed $85.9 billion to Florida's economy and supported 1.5 million Florida jobs in 2017.  According to the Office of Economic and Demographic Research, for every $1 the state invests in VISIT FLORIDA, the official tourism marketing corporation for the State of Florida, $2.15 in tax revenue is generated. VISIT FLORIDA promotes tourism to Florida through sales, advertising, promotions, public relations and visitor services programs. As a public/private partnership, VISIT FLORIDA serves more than 13,000 tourism industry businesses, including major strategic alliance partnerships with Busch Gardens Tampa, Disney Destinations, The Hertz Corporation, Hilton, LEGOLAND Florida Resort, SeaWorld Parks & Resorts Orlando, Simon Shopping Destinations and Universal Orlando Resort. To learn more about VISIT FLORIDA, please go to VISITFLORIDA.org or follow us on our industry social media channels: Facebook and Twitter @FloridaTourism. 


About Vox International

VoX International is a Canadian-owned destination marketing firm based in Toronto, Canada with offices in Vancouver and Montreal, providing Canadian representation nationally. VoX is a full-service sales, marketing, event planning and public relations agency led by a team of high profile, knowledgeable travel industry executives. Recognized as a marketplace leader, VoX offers a wide range of support within the North American meeting, incentive, events, and hospitality and leisure tourism sectors. VoX’s passion for providing personal, innovative and results driven solutions are key factors for driving the company’s reputation for success.



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