- TOURISM IN FLORIDA
According to the research statistic, USA welcomed over 60 million travelers in 2016 and stood at the 2nd position as the 1st position belonged to France. Vietnam is a potential market which the number of tourist increased up to 50%.
We will image of the very beautifully long beaches with ranges of palm tree lines when talking about the Florida. With about 14,000 km coastline, we will be close to the beaches.
There are many wonderful places for your visiting in Florida such as, Orlando, Miami, Tampa, Naples, For Lauderdale…Miami is famous for its long pristine beaches and there are just few beaches in the world can be in the list with Miami. Meanwhile, Orlando is quite well-known for wonderful entertainment areas and parks including Walt Disney World, Epcot or China Pavilion…
Unlike Orlando or Miami, Tampa is a bustling and hustling city by various types or arts, unique and typical places such as, old opera house of Tampa (built in 1926), Big cat Rescue with many endangered species including lions, leopards or tigers…, Florida Aquarium Ybor city build in the 19th century….
POTENTIAL COOPERATION OF VIETNAM ORIGINAL AND FLORIDA IN TOURISM
ABOUT VIETNAM ORIGINAL TRAVEL
Vietnam Original Travel is founded in 2007 by Mr Duc Manh who was an excellent guide and worked in tourism in many years. He has seen that Vietnam is a very rich country in culture, history and beautiful landscape. The government and local travel companies did not exploit all advantages totally but still ensure the sustainably economic development and environment protection. He has decided to establish company in order to introduction the beauty of Vietnam to all friends in all over the world.
Vietnam and USA have normalized the relationship for many years. Many tourists in Vietnam have chosen USA to be one of the best destinations and Florida is the most ideal place when visiting USA. With many beautiful landscapes and very excellent service, Florida has become “must-visit” place of Vietnamese tourists.
ATTRACTIVE TOURS TO VIETNAMESE TOURISTS IN FLORIDA
Recently, the number of Vietnamese traveling to USA has increased sharply. According the research, in 2015 there was over 50 thousands Vietnamese to USA and over a half visited Florida. The main reason is that Florida has a variety of tourism types such as, cultural and historic tourism (although the state is not a long historical country, but the culture and history are quite different with Vietnamese), leisure tourism or exploring tourism.
First of all, as referred to cultural tourism, almost Vietnamese tourists have chosen it because, they have chance to visit new destinations and explore multi-culture as well. Surely, their chosen destinations including St. Augustine, Historic home, Battle of Natural Bridge…
Leisure tourism is also chosen by many people when visiting Florida. With over 16000km coastal line including beautiful bay, Florida is quite famous for its type of leisure tourism especially beach-related tours.
Florida is named as sunshine state so it is very attractive by its outdoor activities, such as Alligator Cove airboat nature, March landing adventures, Dolphin tours, wildness safari….These kind of tours have become quite impressive to Vietnamese tourists.
A BRIGHT FUTURE OF COOPERATION BETWEEN VIETNAM ORIGINAL AND FLORIDA AGENCIES
Although a number of Vietnamese tourists to USA has increased, but there are some obstacles which may get tourists away from the country. First of all, currently there are a lot of travel agencies which are both reliable agencies and scammers. Many people have reported they have paid a much to the agencies but could not visit USA. They only recognized the scam agencies when they run away.
Secondly, many tourists who have not traveled abroad before have claimed that they are worried about aggressive or threatening acts from the locals.
Thirdly, some people cannot estimate properly the budget for their travel. Many things are much expensive than that in Vietnam due to the different currency exchange. They many have to pay a lot for round flight tickets or simply a glass of beer at a club.
Understanding our customer’s issue, Vietnam Original Travel has cooperated with some trustworthy agencies in Florida who can provide the best services and best price to tourists. Our customers do not have to worry about the plan, what they can do or what they should visit or how much they have to spend on…Last year, Vietnam Original Travel served over 5000 customers and they expect to welcome over 7000 thousands customers this year.
Florida is a big state in USA which has hundreds of kilometer of beaches. Therefore, it is very famous and is one of the most attractive states for traveling. Florida’s economy mostly depends on tourism. Every year, tourism brings a lot of benefits to the locals such as, money and jobs which make the local living better. The Florida authority is planning to deploy state income tax in order to cover state expense which is increasing quickly. However, the local do not think the law suitable (because the authority are collecting tax from sale, power, property…) so they are demanding a donttaxflorida right which can help them save a large amount of money as a result they can spend on paying other type of tax, gas, electricity, children education and food…
CURRENT TYPE OF TAXES IN FLORIDA
According to the independent research, Florida is applying the lowest tax comparing with other states which takes Florida to the 5th position of lowest tax burden. In particular, this state does not apply personal income tax, although it has property and sales taxes. There are some types of taxes as the following:
- Estate tax and inheritance taxes, intangible tax, sales tax, property tax, corporate income tax….
USA is significant for its large area with over 9.6 million km2 spreading from California to New York. There are 50 states including, California, Minnesota, Ohio, Florida…Florida is the 4th largest by population which will bring a huge amount of tax to the state in particular and the government in general. If the state income tax is approved, the government budget will gain a lot of money.
Regard to the geography, Florida is a big peninsula located among of Mexico bay, Atlantic and Florida ocean channel. This state is not great at natural resources but tourism is very developed thanks to warm weather and many long sandy beaches. Northern Florida is one of the best destinations including West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Last year, the whole country welcomed over 62.7 million foreign tourists, decreasing about 1 million comparing to 2015. However, Florida was not in the same situation with the whole country when it saw the increase of 500 thousands tourists. Thanks to the tourism development, the most local livings are improving day by day. It is easy to understand that Florida is very famous in the world for it paradise of entertainment, bustling beaches and crowded parks. Although, Florida is endowed by nature with lovely beaches, but the locals have to suffer a lot from severe weather such as, tropical cyclones, tornados…The severe weathers also affect much to the economy every year.
Like 8 other states (including Alaska, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, Wyoming, New Hampshire and Tennessee), the residents in Florida are enjoying personal income tax exemption but the locals find that their livings are still much lower than other states. Many people are worrying much when their authority is planning to apply income tax which led to a march of a donttaxflorida right in last October in order to have a better living condition.
STATUS OF FLORIDA LEADING TO DONTTAXFLORIDA RIGHT
In 2016, the local authority is recommended to increase the tax in order to prevent the stream of people in other states moving to this land due to the accommodating climate and low living cost (in recent years, the state has seen over 900 thousand people transferring to and this is the second highest number recorded in USA) and to cover the decrease in state budget.
However, the current situation is not as good as that some years ago because there are 4 cities out of 25 city standing at the top about credit card debt. Also, credit card delinquency of the state is at the second position. In 2015, there are over 2 million poor people and in 2016 over 2.3 million people needed the help from the government. According to the statistic, people in Florida have to spend over 50% of personal income on expenditure related to housing and stands at the 3rd position on this expense.
In the late of October, there was a march for donttaxflorida right and lasted in some days. The march was taken in the peace. Nobody likes wants to pay income tax and the locals just wanted to show their disappointment to the authority on the draft of tax increase and to confirm again that their living will be affected seriously if the new law becomes valid.
Although, the state authority has not released final decision, the local march has shown to the authority that they will not accept the new policy on their income tax. The donttaxflorida right is like a beat on the authority which requires them to put the resident’s right on the top before releasing any new policies.