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Fishkind Conversations: Tourism’s Recent Roller Coaster Ride

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90.7's economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind, President of Fishkind and Associates

90.7's economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind, President of Fishkind and Associates

It’s been a roller coaster ride recently for tourism, an industry vital to central Florida’s economy.

On the national level, a federal judge temporarily blocked President Trump’s executive order restricting some immigration and travel to the US.

State lawmakers saw a bill filed that would end funding for Visit Florida, the state’s tourism promotion agency. Also on the state level, new tourism data indicate another slowdown in December’s hotel room occupancy.

Economic analyst Hank Fishkind tells 90.7’s Nicole Darden-Creston what it all means for the state and for central Florida, starting with the December hotel data.


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Nicole Darden Creston

About Nicole Darden Creston

All Things Considered Host and Reporter

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined WMFE in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from ... Read Full Bio »