Miami: Tourism Sets Record
Post on April 17, 2015 by The Victoria Law Group 0 Comments
Despite a still-shaky economy, rumors of impending oil and a volcano that disrupted travel worldwide, more people visited Miami in 2010 than ever before — and dropped a record amount of cash.
The number of overnight visitors to Miami-Dade rose 5.6 percent to 12.6 million, with 6.5 million of those domestic and 6.1 million international, according to the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Latin America had the most international visitors, showing an 8 percent increase to more than 4 million. Of those, 555,000 were from Brazil, a 15 percent increase over the previous year.
Though they made up slightly less than half of the pie, foreign visitors did the bulk of the spending. They shelled out $12.4 billion, while domestic travelers spent $6.4 billion. The $18.8 billion total, another record, was a 10 percent increase over 2009 spending.
Read Hannah Sampson’s Miami Herald Article here: