Florida is a world-leading travel destination. With its famed theme parks, expansive resort hotels, and a coast lined with blissful beaches, Florida is especially popular during Spring Break. As the world's largest vacation rental search engine, HomeToGo has dug into our own data to produce an insights page about the economic benefits this annual holiday brings to Florida.
Sometimes attracting the wrong kind of headlines, Spring Break has become a byword for hedonism. Instead of focusing on the exuberant few who concern communities in Florida, we wanted to find out how much Florida's economy benefits from the yearly influx of Spring Break vacationers of all ages staying in vacation rentals. Families also look to make the most of the school vacations, and others simply search for some much-coveted warmth after the chilly winter period.
Below, discover the remarkable number of tourists that visit Florida each year, the number of jobs that the tourism industry supports in The Sunshine State, and—thanks to our own booking data—the estimated spend by visitors who stay in accommodations listed on HomeToGo in 15 Florida destinations. This is broken down into total daily spend and total weekly spend during a typical 7-day Florida Spring Break vacation.