Legislative Positions

Stop Expansion of Uses of Tourist Development Taxes
Oppose legislation that would expand the use of Tourist Development Taxes. Destinations Florida is against the expansion of the legal uses of Tourist Development Taxes for purposes other than tourism marketing. Destinations Florida supports preserving the current uses of Tourist Development Taxes and opposes any expansion of those uses outside of tourism marketing activities.

Funding for Visit Florida
Public funding for VISIT FLORIDA so that Florida’s tourism industry can produce jobs, sales tax revenue, fuel taxes and economic growth into our state economy. Destinations Florida supports funding VISIT FLORIDA to enable it to accomplish the organization’s strategic plan endorsed by the tourism industry.

Springs, Aquifers and Coral Reefs Protection
Florida’s springs, aquafers, and coral reefs have been an important attraction for many years, back to the 1600s. A Spanish priest wrote in his journal that he “baptized 100 boys and girls in Ichetucknee Springs in 1612.” However, we are in danger of losing our springs and freshwater releases expose our aquifers to a huge ecological disaster. It’s critical that we protect these natural resources.