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Florida County Prepares For Return Of Snowbirds

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According to a report, John Pricher, director of Florida’s Citrus County Visitors Bureau, said that the U.S. allowing vaccinated people to enter by land starting November 8 is good news for Citrus County.

“We’re thinking we’ll start to see a greater influx of (international) tourists in the first quarter of 2022, and it will build through the summer,” Pricher told a local report.

International visitors constitute approximately 20 percent of Citrus County‘s tourist base, and the loss of visitors from lockdowns and restrictions on travel this year has affected many local businesses.

Thankfully, Citrus County has filled the gap with an increase in national and regional tourists.

Many Canadians are packing their campers and booking reservations at their preferred vacation homes or RV parks. Many are already in the U.S., arriving on flights only requiring a negative COVID-19 test.

However, many people are waiting to drive and opt to have a car to travel in, with rentals being scarce and costly.

Pricher stated that Canadians and travelers from other countries tend to stay longer and spend more time in Citrus County. Many will revisit their long-term vacation homes in the region.

Bobby Cornwell, executive director of the Florida and Alabama RV Parks & Campground Association, said that a lot of campsites in those states were fully booked between January until March—ahead of the announcement of the new travel guidelines.

He said that it’s because Americans have been embracing RVing in the wake of the pandemic and filled the gaps that Canadian campers typically would.

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