Florida Tourism Officials Call Florida Film Industry A Blockbuster

Mar 11, 2015

Florida Tourism Day educates the Legislature, media and Floridians on the significant role tourism plays in the success of the state’s economy.
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Tourism Day is bringing out the film, restaurant and museum industries, among others. State officials want to highlight their role in the states number one industry.

Every 85 visitors to the state supports one Florida job. Tourism employs more than 1.1 million Floridians.

Last year, more than 97 million people toured the state’s restaurants, museums and even film sites. President of Film Florida, Michelle Hillery says film and tourism is a perfect marriage.

“From Flipper to Dolphin Tale, the film and television industry has left a legacy that has enriched Florida’s brand and attracted tourist from around the state of Florida,” Hillery says.

Sen. Nancy Detert (R-Venice) has filed a bill that will increase incentives for the film and entertainment industry.