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Florida Roundup

COVID-19's Impact On Florida's Tourism Industry

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A sparse crowd is on Ocean Drive after an 8 p.m. curfew amid the coronavirus pandemic, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Miami Beach, Fla.

COVID-19 has cost Florida billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of jobs. The virus has hit the state’s biggest industry — tourism — hard.

On today’s program, we discussed the pandemic’s impact on hospitality businesses, including restaurants, cruise ships and the biggest destination for visitors — Orlando.

Our guests were:

Heather Schatz can be reached at hschatz@wjct.org or on Twitter at @heatherschatz.