Statements about Tourism

"Tourism and retirees are the dominant economic engines in our state."

Florida "remains the top travel destination across the world."

"There is no planned air-conditioned restaurant out on the Lens."

Florida is "the largest dog-racing state in the country."

Says the Panhandle has had its highest-ever bed tax collections in 2011.

The Republican National Convention "is a Super Bowl times four."

"Almost 10 percent of Canadians came to visit Florida last year ... (Canadians) buy 7.4 percent of our homes in the state."

"We know that every 85 visitors create one Florida job."

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