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PUT RECREATIONAL POT ON THE 2020
BALLOT.
FIND OUT HOW CENTRAL FLORIDA BALLOT.
FIND OUT HOW CENTRAL FLORIDA
LAWMAKERS ARE RESPONDING TO THE FIND OUT HOW CENTRAL FLORIDA
LAWMAKERS ARE RESPONDING TO THE
PLAN FROM A PROMINENT ATTORNEY. LAWMAKERS ARE RESPONDING TO THE
PLAN FROM A PROMINENT ATTORNEY.
>>Ginger: AND CENTRAL FLORIDA PLAN FROM A PROMINENT ATTORNEY.
>>Ginger: AND CENTRAL FLORIDA
IS SEEING RECORD NUMBERS OF>>Ginger: AND CENTRAL FLORIDA
IS SEEING RECORD NUMBERS OF
TOURISTS AND TOURIST DOLLARS, IS SEEING RECORD NUMBERS OF
TOURISTS AND TOURIST DOLLARS,
BUT WHERE THAT MONEY IS GOING BUT WHERE THAT MONEY IS GOING
valuation now.
CHANGING. valuation now.
CHANGING.
SEAWORLD’S EARNINGS SHOWED CHANGING.
SEAWORLD’S EARNINGS SHOWED
REVENUE IS UP AT ITS PARKS. SEAWORLD’S EARNINGS SHOWED
REVENUE IS UP AT ITS PARKS.
I’M GINGER GADSDEN. REVENUE IS UP AT ITS PARKS.
I’M GINGER GADSDEN.
>>Julie: I’M JULIE BROUGHTON. I’M GINGER GADSDEN.
>>Julie: I’M JULIE BROUGHTON.
MATT AUSTIN IS OFF TONIGHT.>>Julie: I’M JULIE BROUGHTON.
MATT AUSTIN IS OFF TONIGHT.
ATTENDANCE AT THE PARKS WERE MATT AUSTIN IS OFF TONIGHT.
ATTENDANCE AT THE PARKS WERE
DOWN BUT SEAWORLD STILL MADE ATTENDANCE AT THE PARKS WERE
DOWN BUT SEAWORLD STILL MADE
$6.6 BILLION, UP 7% FROM LAST DOWN BUT SEAWORLD STILL MADE
$6.6 BILLION, UP 7% FROM LAST
QUARTER. $6.6 BILLION, UP 7% FROM LAST
QUARTER.
ON TOP OF THAT, ORLANDO’S QUARTER.
ON TOP OF THAT, ORLANDO’S
AIRPORT IS STILL TOUTING RECORD ON TOP OF THAT, ORLANDO’S
AIRPORT IS STILL TOUTING RECORD
TRAFFIC. AIRPORT IS STILL TOUTING RECORD
TRAFFIC.
BUT HOTELS ARE NOT SEEING THE TRAFFIC.
BUT HOTELS ARE NOT SEEING THE
SAME NUMBERS THEY USED TO. BUT HOTELS ARE NOT SEEING THE
SAME NUMBERS THEY USED TO.
NEWS 6’S ERIK von ANCKEN IS LIVE SAME NUMBERS THEY USED TO.
NEWS 6’S ERIK von ANCKEN IS LIVE
AT THE AIRPORT GETTING ANSWERS. NEWS 6’S ERIK von ANCKEN IS LIVE
AT THE AIRPORT GETTING ANSWERS.
THIS IS LARGELY ABOUT THE RISE AT THE AIRPORT GETTING ANSWERS.
THIS IS LARGELY ABOUT THE RISE
IN POPULARITY OF VACATION RENTAL THIS IS LARGELY ABOUT THE RISE
IN POPULARITY OF VACATION RENTAL
HOMES. IN POPULARITY OF VACATION RENTAL
HOMES.
>>Reporter: THIS IS ABSOLUTELY HOMES.
>>Reporter: THIS IS ABSOLUTELY
PART OF IT, JULIE.>>Reporter: THIS IS ABSOLUTELY
PART OF IT, JULIE.
I JUST HEARD BACK FROM AIRBnB, PART OF IT, JULIE.
I JUST HEARD BACK FROM AIRBnB,
ONE OF THE LARGER VACATION HOME I JUST HEARD BACK FROM AIRBnB,
ONE OF THE LARGER VACATION HOME
RENTAL WEBSITES. ONE OF THE LARGER VACATION HOME
RENTAL WEBSITES.
THEY SAY 4.5 MILLION PEOPLE USE RENTAL WEBSITES.
THEY SAY 4.5 MILLION PEOPLE USE
THEIR SITE TO BOOK HOUSES AND THEY SAY 4.5 MILLION PEOPLE USE
THEIR SITE TO BOOK HOUSES AND
STAY IN HOUSES AROUND FLORIDA THEIR SITE TO BOOK HOUSES AND
STAY IN HOUSES AROUND FLORIDA
LAST YEAR INSTEAD OF STAYING IN STAY IN HOUSES AROUND FLORIDA
LAST YEAR INSTEAD OF STAYING IN
HOTELS. LAST YEAR INSTEAD OF STAYING IN
HOTELS.
>>Reporter: THERE ARE LOTS OF HOTELS.
>>Reporter: THERE ARE LOTS OF
REASONS WHY MORE FAMILIES WHO>>Reporter: THERE ARE LOTS OF
REASONS WHY MORE FAMILIES WHO
COME TO CENTRAL FLORIDA GO REASONS WHY MORE FAMILIES WHO
COME TO CENTRAL FLORIDA GO
STRAIGHT FROM THE AIRPORT TO A COME TO CENTRAL FLORIDA GO
STRAIGHT FROM THE AIRPORT TO A
HOUSE, NOT A HOTEL THESE DAYS. STRAIGHT FROM THE AIRPORT TO A
HOUSE, NOT A HOTEL THESE DAYS.
>>IF WE WERE IN A HOTEL, I HOUSE, NOT A HOTEL THESE DAYS.
>>IF WE WERE IN A HOTEL, I
WOULDN’T LET THE KIDS GO TO THE>>IF WE WERE IN A HOTEL, I
WOULDN’T LET THE KIDS GO TO THE
POOL ON THEIR OWN. WOULDN’T LET THE KIDS GO TO THE
POOL ON THEIR OWN.
IN A HOUSE, IT WAS OURS. POOL ON THEIR OWN.
IN A HOUSE, IT WAS OURS.
FROM A SAFETY POINT OF VIEW, I IN A HOUSE, IT WAS OURS.
FROM A SAFETY POINT OF VIEW, I
WOULD BE MORE COMFORTABLE WITH FROM A SAFETY POINT OF VIEW, I
WOULD BE MORE COMFORTABLE WITH
OUR OWN PRIVATE SPACE AND FROM WOULD BE MORE COMFORTABLE WITH
OUR OWN PRIVATE SPACE AND FROM
THE SHOPPING, THE KITCHEN, THE OUR OWN PRIVATE SPACE AND FROM
THE SHOPPING, THE KITCHEN, THE
FRIDGE, THAT KIND OF THING. THE SHOPPING, THE KITCHEN, THE
FRIDGE, THAT KIND OF THING.
IT WAS REALLY VERY EASY. FRIDGE, THAT KIND OF THING.
IT WAS REALLY VERY EASY.
>>Reporter: SPACE, COMFORT AND IT WAS REALLY VERY EASY.
>>Reporter: SPACE, COMFORT AND
COST.>>Reporter: SPACE, COMFORT AND
COST.
>>BUT THE HOUSE, FOR THE TWO COST.
>>BUT THE HOUSE, FOR THE TWO
FAMILIES COST A THIRD OF WHAT A>>BUT THE HOUSE, FOR THE TWO
FAMILIES COST A THIRD OF WHAT A
HOTEL WOULD HAVE BEEN FOR TWO FAMILIES COST A THIRD OF WHAT A
HOTEL WOULD HAVE BEEN FOR TWO
FAMILIES IN FLORIDA. HOTEL WOULD HAVE BEEN FOR TWO
FAMILIES IN FLORIDA.
>>Reporter: YOU ONLY PAID A FAMILIES IN FLORIDA.
>>Reporter: YOU ONLY PAID A
THIRD OF WHAT YOU WOULD PAY AT A>>Reporter: YOU ONLY PAID A
THIRD OF WHAT YOU WOULD PAY AT A
HOTEL. THIRD OF WHAT YOU WOULD PAY AT A
HOTEL.
>>Reporter: VACATION HOME HOTEL.
>>Reporter: VACATION HOME
RENTALS ARE TAKING TRAFFIC AWAY>>Reporter: VACATION HOME
RENTALS ARE TAKING TRAFFIC AWAY
FROM HOTELS. RENTALS ARE TAKING TRAFFIC AWAY
FROM HOTELS.
EVEN AT A TIME WHEN MORE PEOPLE FROM HOTELS.
EVEN AT A TIME WHEN MORE PEOPLE
THAN EVER BEFORE ARE COMING TO EVEN AT A TIME WHEN MORE PEOPLE
THAN EVER BEFORE ARE COMING TO
CENTRAL FLORIDA. THAN EVER BEFORE ARE COMING TO
CENTRAL FLORIDA.
AND THEME PARKS ARE MAKING MORE CENTRAL FLORIDA.
AND THEME PARKS ARE MAKING MORE
MONEY, LOCAL HOTEL BOOKINGS ARE AND THEME PARKS ARE MAKING MORE
MONEY, LOCAL HOTEL BOOKINGS ARE
DOWN BETWEEN 1 AND 2%, COMPARED MONEY, LOCAL HOTEL BOOKINGS ARE
DOWN BETWEEN 1 AND 2%, COMPARED
TO THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR. DOWN BETWEEN 1 AND 2%, COMPARED
TO THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR.
AIRBnB SAYS RIGHT NOW ITS SITE TO THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR.
AIRBnB SAYS RIGHT NOW ITS SITE
OFFERS 45,000 VACATION HOMES AIRBnB SAYS RIGHT NOW ITS SITE
OFFERS 45,000 VACATION HOMES
AROUND FLORIDA. OFFERS 45,000 VACATION HOMES
AROUND FLORIDA.
BUT WILL IT LAST? AROUND FLORIDA.
BUT WILL IT LAST?
>>THE NEXT TIME, I’D STAY IN A BUT WILL IT LAST?
>>THE NEXT TIME, I’D STAY IN A
HOTEL.>>THE NEXT TIME, I’D STAY IN A
HOTEL.
>>WHY? HOTEL.
>>WHY?
>>BECAUSE OF THE PARENTS,>>WHY?
>>BECAUSE OF THE PARENTS,
DRIVING, TRAFFIC, A LOT, VERY>>BECAUSE OF THE PARENTS,
DRIVING, TRAFFIC, A LOT, VERY
BUSY ROADS. DRIVING, TRAFFIC, A LOT, VERY
BUSY ROADS.
>>Reporter: SOME FAMILIES THAT BUSY ROADS.
>>Reporter: SOME FAMILIES THAT
TRY OUT A HOUSE ARE LEARNING>>Reporter: SOME FAMILIES THAT
TRY OUT A HOUSE ARE LEARNING
VERY QUICKLY THAT A HOTEL TRY OUT A HOUSE ARE LEARNING
VERY QUICKLY THAT A HOTEL
SHUTTLE BUS IS A BIG PERK IN VERY QUICKLY THAT A HOTEL
SHUTTLE BUS IS A BIG PERK IN
CENTRAL FLORIDA TRAFFIC. SHUTTLE BUS IS A BIG PERK IN
CENTRAL FLORIDA TRAFFIC.
>>THE TRAFFIC ON I-4 WAS CENTRAL FLORIDA TRAFFIC.
>>THE TRAFFIC ON I-4 WAS
CONSTANT.>>THE TRAFFIC ON I-4 WAS
CONSTANT.
>>Reporter: STAYING AT OR NEAR CONSTANT.
>>Reporter: STAYING AT OR NEAR
A THEME PARK IS ALSO A BIG PERK>>Reporter: STAYING AT OR NEAR
A THEME PARK IS ALSO A BIG PERK
OF A HOTEL AND SO IS A CONFIRMED A THEME PARK IS ALSO A BIG PERK
OF A HOTEL AND SO IS A CONFIRMED
RESERVATION. OF A HOTEL AND SO IS A CONFIRMED
RESERVATION.
WE HEARD FROM A BUNCH OF PEOPLE RESERVATION.
WE HEARD FROM A BUNCH OF PEOPLE
TODAY WHO SAID AT THE LAST WE HEARD FROM A BUNCH OF PEOPLE
TODAY WHO SAID AT THE LAST
MINUTE THEIR VACATION RENTAL TODAY WHO SAID AT THE LAST
MINUTE THEIR VACATION RENTAL
HOUSE WAS CANCELLED. MINUTE THEIR VACATION RENTAL
HOUSE WAS CANCELLED.
THEY WERE NOT HAPPY ABOUT THAT. HOUSE WAS CANCELLED.
THEY WERE NOT HAPPY ABOUT THAT.
DESPITE ALL OF THAT, AIRBnB ALSO THEY WERE NOT HAPPY ABOUT THAT.
DESPITE ALL OF THAT, AIRBnB ALSO
TELLS ME HOMEOWNERS WHO RENTED DESPITE ALL OF THAT, AIRBnB ALSO
TELLS ME HOMEOWNERS WHO RENTED
OUT THEIR HOUSES LAST YEAR MADE TELLS ME HOMEOWNERS WHO RENTED
OUT THEIR HOUSES LAST YEAR MADE
$810 MILLION ACROSS THE STATE.

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