Greater Miami is recovering in the visitor industry as it seeks to return to the pre-covid numbers. According to The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB), approximately 26.5 million visitors were hosted in a presentation held at LoanDepot Park.
Visitors to Miami have spent approximately $20.8 billion. The numbers reveal a success story, highlighting the continued success of Miami in the tourism industry.
The recovery of the Tourism sector in 2022 saw an increase in the number of hotel guests who spent a whopping 17.1 million. This is an increase of 12.7% in comparison to 2021.
The high number of visitors can be attributed to Miami’s tropical climate, which makes it appealing to visitors, especially between May and October. Tourism is essential for economic growth as a result of taxes and employment opportunities; according to David Whitaker (CEO of GMCVB), taxes are essential for the sustenance of the transportation and healthcare industry.
The Miami International Airport (MIA) is one of the busiest airports in the United States due to the high numbers of international travels. Approximately 50.6 million travelers were served in 2022, with new routes introduced by carriers like JetBlue, Southwest Airlines and Spirit Airlines.
Miami is a hub for tourists looking to experience unique cultures and partygoers looking to have some fun. According to recent statistics, many luxury brand stores experienced a record-breaking increase in the number of clients; the growth is projected to be higher than that of 2019 by 176.8%.
After the pandemic, the number of visitors to Miami has increased each quarter due to the slow ease of COVID regulations. The trend is expected to continue with the resumption of international travel.
The GMCVB has intensified its efforts in making Miami the most preferred tourist destination through the allocation of more resources. Competing with other international destinations will involve collaboration between all stakeholders in the Miami tourist industry.
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