Visit Florida has opened registration for Florida Huddle, the official travel trade show for the state of Florida, which will take place virtually February 8 – 12, 2021.
The week-long virtual event will include a mix of virtual networking opportunities, educational sessions and interactive experiences. In addition, one-on-one appointments will be scheduled per market on one day of the event. American buyers will have the opportunity to take up to 14 one-on-one appointments on Thursday, February 11. Qualified buyers can attend for free.
To network, Florida Huddle's matchmaking algorithm will provide suggestions of potential meeting partners for you or you can use search features to filter exactly the type of participants you are looking for. Save potential matches to your favorites list; request appointments and react to incoming requests. You can also send and receive private messages, block time slots and update your public profile.
"We are looking forward to showcasing all the 'Sunshine State' has to offer for domestic and international buyers, receptives, wholesalers and product managers at Florida Huddle 2021,” said Visit Florida president and CEO Dana Young. “This event is imperative to ensuring Florida is top-of-mind as the demand for travel increases.”
As the Florida’s No. 1 industry, tourism was responsible for welcoming 131.4 million visitors in 2019. Based on the latest economic impact study, Florida visitors contributed $91.3 billion to the state's economy and supported 1.5 million Florida jobs in 2018. According to the Office of Economic and Demographic Research, for every $1 the state invests in Visit Florida, the official tourism marketing corporation for the State of Florida, $2.15 in tax revenue is generated. The tourism marketing corporation promotes tourism to Florida through sales, advertising, promotions, public relations and visitor services programs. As a public/private partnership, Visit Florida serves more than 13,000 tourism industry businesses, including major strategic alliance partnerships with Busch Gardens Tampa, Disney Destinations, The Hertz Corporation, Hilton, Legoland Florida Resort, SeaWorld Parks & Resorts Orlando, Simon Shopping Destinations and Universal Orlando Resort.
For more information, visit www.floridahuddle.com.