March 05, 2010

Visit Florida China

The Sunshine State's new tourism marketing program Visit Florida is aggressively pursuing Chinese tourists - the fastest growing group of foreign visitors to the USA. This year Chinese tourist numers are expected to grow 15% overall and Florida wants a share. The state has an office in Shanghai and numerous programs to bring in more Chinese. It is anticipated that within 10 years China will be the world's number #4 source of foreign travelers.

Florida's efforts are in contrast to the damaging and divisive actions by their own Congressional Representaton such as Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) Republican Congresswoman from the 18th District that includes Miami. Visit Florida should consider whether their cause is helped each time Ros-Lehtinen sponsors legislation or makes an official statement against "Communist China".....

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