Visit Florida’s Research Department recently announced that the state of Florida saw a 10.1% increase in the number of tourist arrivals in the third quarter of 2018, with total arrivals growing from 27,854,000 in the third quarter of 2017 to 30,677,000 arrivals in the third quarter of 2018. Domestic arrivals were up by 11.6%, while arrivals from Canada grew by 0.9%. Arrivals from overseas fell by 1.5% from 2,705,000 in the third quarter of 2017 to 2,664,000 this year.
Through the first nine months of 2018 Florida has seen a 6.7% increase in total tourist arrivals, growing from 89,761,000 arrivals in 2017 to 95,789,000 this year. Domestic arrivals have increased by 7.7%, while arrivals from Canada were up by 1.8%. International arrivals were down however, falling by 1.0% from 8,043,000 visitors in 2017 to 7,962,000 arrivals this year.