DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With the announcement that beginning November 8, international travelers will be able to enter the U.S. by air and by land, the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is hoping more Canadian travelers will be returning to the Daytona Beach area this winter.
When the U.S. land borders closed to non-essential travel during the pandemic, it meant that most Canadians were not able to take their Florida winter vacations.
“Visitors who come to the Daytona Beach area for the winter months, affectionately known as ‘snowbirds,’ are vital to our destination,” said CVB Executive Director Lori Campbell Baker. “We love our Canadian visitors, and we are excited to be able to welcome them back.”
With the announcement, the CVB is relaunching its media plan aimed at the Canadian market, which will include a list of special offers for Canadian visitors.
“With the announcement that U.S. borders are opening to vaccinated international travelers, and the news that American Airlines is adding seasonal holiday flights from Philadelphia (PHL) and Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) to Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB), the horizon for winter tourism in Daytona Beach is looking very positive,” said Campbell Baker.
About the Daytona Beach Area
The Daytona Beach area is comprised of eight distinct communities offering visitors the perfect beach base camp to explore East Central Florida. Choose thrilling activities or embrace the tranquility of days spent on 23 miles of world-famous white-sand beaches. Daytona Beach’s famed heritage claims the headquarters of LPGA and NASCAR -- and is home to Daytona International Speedway, the ‘World Center of Racing.’ With approximately 12,000 beds, the destination boasts accommodations for all lifestyles and budgets from 4-star resorts to hotels, independent properties to campgrounds, and everything in between. Ranked #1 in Travel Channel’s “Top 10 Attractions in Florida and named a TripAdvisor Best Weekend Getaway in Northeast Florida, TripAdvisor also named Daytona Beach to its “10 Most Affordable Beach Vacations on Florida’s East Coast” and “25 Most Popular Summer Vacation Rental Spots in the US.” Visitors can enjoy experiences beyond the beach by choosing from a surprising list of outdoor adventures, family-friendly attractions, arts and cultural venues and an eclectic culinary scene. With expansive beaches ideal for strolling, swimming and surfing, it is no surprise Daytona Beach was chosen as a Best Florida Attraction and Best Spring Family Beach Break Destination in the Top 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award contests sponsored by USA TODAY.
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