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With the demand for tourism increasing in Florida, a record of 100 million visitors is predicted this year. Hotel construction as well as airport and seaport renovations are among the increase in tourism.
The once vilified BP is now being commended for its efforts in helping to attract visitors back to the Gulf Coast. The oil company is spending more than $230 million in its efforts.
Tourism in Florida is at an all-time high. The amount of visitors in the first quarter of 2015 is up 6 percent from the previous year.
Restoration efforts have begun on the historic Hacienda Hotel in New Port Richey, Florida. Once finished, the boutique hotel will feature 31 guest rooms, multiple banquet rooms and a possible restaurant.
Champions Park, formerly known as Nations Park, hopes to increase tourism after replacing the management director of the park and updating the contract to include new requirements.
A possible raise in Marion County’s bed tax has elicited mixed responses from business owners.
Newberry Nations Park will host its grand opening baseball tournament Friday through Sunday. Its 16 baseball fields make the park one of the largest complexes in the country.
Tourism representatives in Ocala and Marion County are hoping to gain public input about future tourism initiatives at workshops hosted this month.
The two-year anniversary of the deadly BP oil spill is approaching this week. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Sanika Dange reports on how Florida’s tourism is bouncing back.