Florida sees more visitors in third quarter

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So much for the pandemic. Florida saw more visitors to the state between July and September and exceeded 2019’s visitation numbers during the same period.

Tourism estimates show Florida saw 32.5 million travelers in the third quarter of 2021. It marks the second consecutive quarter of growth in domestic visitation, as the 31.2 million domestic travelers to Florida in the quarter was an increase of nearly 7 percent from 2019.

In addition, approximately 1.2 million visitors traveled to Florida from overseas and 85,000 from Canada between July and September of 2021, representing a 597 percent increase from 2020 and a 16.1 percent increase from the second quarter of 2021.

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