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Tourism Checkup

Tourism plays a large role in Florida's economy. The state House Committee on Tourism and Trade reported in 2007 that tourism generated $4 billion in sales tax revenue and employed nearly 1 million people. But airlines are cutting back on flights and people are watching their pennies while the economy retrenches. So how has Florida's travel and tourism industry been faring? And what's the outlook for the months ahead? We check in on tourism, this week on Florida Matters.

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Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7

Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

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Erin Duggan - public relations director for the Sarasota Convention and Visitors Bureau
Brenda Geoghagan - director of public information and community relations for Tampa International Airport
Keith Overton - senior vice president and chief operating officer of TradeWinds Island Resorts

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Florida Matters tackles tough issues, highlights little-known stories from our part of the world, and provides a greater perspective of what it means to live in the Sunshine State.

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