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Florida Tourism Industry Plans To Ease Into Reopening

Southwast planes parked in the runway at Tampa International Airport.
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The tourism industry in Florida will first focus on getting residents to take in-state vacations before branching out to national and international travelers.

Florida’s tourism and hospitality industry should reopen from the coronavirus pandemic slowly. That's what a committee looking at reopening the state from the coronavirus shutdown was told Tuesday.

The tourism industry will first focus on getting residents to take in-state vacations before branching out to national and international travelers.

The state’s No. 1 industry has crashed since mid-March when the state’s theme parks and other attractions began closing. Hotels have seen a drop in revenue of almost $2 billion over the last six weeks compared to last year.

Domestic air travel to the state is down 65% and international air travel is down 80%.