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Sunshine State popular with Canadians


Canadian visitations to Florida are on a steady upward trend. Tracy Vaughan, director of international marketing and events for VisitFlorida, told a Toronto audience Wednesday that last year saw 3.7 million Canadians visit the Sunshine State, a 4.1% increase from 2012. And the number of Canadians visiting the state since 2008 has risen over 25%, she added, helping Florida move closer to its goal of being the world’s premier tourist destination. Pictured here are Vaughan, Keith Pitonyak, director, sales and marketing, Sonesta Orlando, and Joanne Scalamogna of Access Marketing and representing SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.