Canada remains #1 for international visitors to Florida with 3.7m in 2013

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Canadians continue to be Florida’s number one international market.

Last year saw a 4.1% increase over 2012 in Canadian visitors to the Sunshine State, recording three years of record-breaking visitation.

Preliminary figures indicate 3,700,000 Canadians visited Florida in 2013, up from 3,600,000 in 2012.

“We are incredibly encouraged to see domestic, Canadian and overseas visitor numbers all peaking together in 2013, and look forward to continuing to build on this momentum in 2014 to make Florida the No. 1 travel destination in the world,” said Will Seccombe, President and CEO of Visit Florida.

In 2013 about 2,016,000 Canadians flew to various Floridian gateways and another 1,689,000 drove to Florida.