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Capitol Welcome Center a Big Hit with Legislators and Visitors this Session

By on May 10th, 2013 — 12:18pm

Spring is always a busy time at our state’s Capitol building, and this season has been no exception.  The Official Florida Welcome Center at the state Capitol has certainly followed suit, working hard to keep up with the hustle and bustle of the legislative session that concluded last Friday.

Since session began on March 5, our staff has conducted 167 scheduled Capitol tours for 7,014 guests.  We also hosted 29 impromptu tours at the request of legislators and other state officials for their visiting dignitaries and constituents.  During the same time frame, we assisted more than 10,350 visitors with tourism-related information.  Those visitors took nearly 31,300 copies of various visitor guides and brochures, representing 324 of VISIT FLORIDA’s Industry Partners, as part of their vacation-planning consultations.

We have four counterparts located at the state borders near I-10, I-75, I-95 and U.S. Highway 231.  Collectively, our facilities make up the five Official Florida Welcome Centers that are managed by VISIT FLORIDA.  Assisting nearly 2.5 million visitors per year, we are proud to have been providing superior customer service and world-renown hospitality to Florida’s visitors for more than 64 years.

If you have never taken a tour of Florida’s impressive Capitol building, I invite you to stop by year-round to see first-hand how the legislative process is carried out in the Sunshine State.  For more details on our tours or brochure display program, please contact (850) 488-6167 or brobertson@VISITFLORIDA.org.


Billy Robertson
Capitol Welcome Center Manager
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