WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Governor Ron DeSantis Encourages Floridians to Travel Within the State to Help Tourism Recover

On September 9, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Florida economic development and tourism leaders from across Florida are applauding Governor Ron DeSantis’ support of VISIT FLORIDA’s new in-state marketing campaign to help Florida’s tourism industry and economy recover from COVID-19. “We appreciate Governor DeSantis’ measured approach throughout the COVID-19 epidemic and his focus on getting our economy going strong again. […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Encourages Floridians to Travel Within the State to Help Tourism Recover

On September 2, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Daytona Beach, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and VISIT FLORIDA President & CEO Dana Young visited Daytona Beach to emphasize the critical importance of the tourism industry in Florida and to launch a new marketing campaign leading into the Labor Day holiday weekend. “This new intrastate marketing campaign is the latest step we’re taking […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs MOU with Israel Supporting Travel and Tourism

On May 27, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tel Aviv, Israel – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and Israel Minister of Tourism Yariv Gideon Levin signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support the research, development and implementation of projects to increase bilateral tourism between Florida and Israel. The MOU was signed during a reception in Tel Aviv with VISIT FLORIDA and Disney, and […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Highlights Florida Tourism at Tampa International Airport

On April 15, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tampa, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis visited Tampa International Airport to highlight and discuss the benefits that tourism provides to the state of Florida. Governor DeSantis was joined by VISIT FLORIDA President and CEO Dana Young, Enterprise Florida President and CEO Jamal Sowell, state and community leaders, as well as representatives from Tampa International […]

Governor’s Office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development

On March 11, 2011, in , by Administrator

Contact: Phone: 850/487-2568 Suncom: 277-2568 Fax: 850/487-3014 Suncom: 277-3014 Created in 1996 by the Legislature, the Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development (OTTED), within the Executive Office of the Governor, assists the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Legislature to formulate policies and strategies designed to provide economic opportunities for all Floridians. The State of Florida […]

Governor DeSantis Announces Florida Visitation Tops Pre-Pandemic Levels

On November 23, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor DeSantis announced that Florida’s visitation from July to September 2021 exceeded 2019’s visitation over the same period for the first time since 2020. Governor DeSantis made this announcement based on VISIT FLORIDA’s estimates that show Florida welcomed a total of 32.5 million travelers in Q3 2021. This announcement also marks […]

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Budget Proposals for Everglades Restoration, the Protection of Water Resources, and the Resilient Florida Program

On November 16, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis visited Naples and Miami to announce his environmental budget proposals, including over $960 million for Everglades restoration and the protection of water resources and more than $550 million to continue to support efforts to ensure that state and local communities are prepared to deal with the impacts of sea level […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $2 Million Job Growth Grant Fund Award to City of St. Pete Beach to Elevate Local Businesses

On October 12, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) is awarding $2 million in Florida Job Growth Grant Funds to the City of St. Pete Beach. This funding, along with a $2 million match from the City, will be used to finalize the overhaul of the City’s wastewater […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces More than $114 Million for Wastewater Treatment Grants to Improve Water Quality Across the State

On September 24, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Nearly 50 percent of the funding is dedicated to the Indian River Lagoon Watershed   MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Shawn Hamilton and local officials to announce the awards for the Wastewater Grant Program, which was established in the Clean Waterways Act and funded in […]

Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida Cabinet Approve Seven Florida Forever Land Acquisitions and Conservation Easements Totaling Nearly 20,000 Acres

On September 21, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Six of the seven projects are within the newly designated Florida Wildlife Corridor  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet approved seven Florida Forever land acquisitions and conservation easements that will protect Florida’s fragile natural environments in Hardee, Hendry, Indian River, Leon, Okeechobee, and Santa Rosa counties. The properties approved today, totaling nearly […]