According to the world’s “highest rated” climatologist, 2010 was the hottest year ever. Humans hate and can not survive warm weather, so they fled southern latitudes and migrated to the still tolerable northern latitudes.
MIAMI (CBS4) – In a down economy, tourism in Miami-Dade County bucked the odds in 2010 setting records in every area, according to figures released by the Greater Miami Convention and visitors Bureau.
The numbers are impressive:
Greater Miami and the Beaches hosted a record 12.6 million overnight visitors
Tourists spent a record $18.8 Billion on lodging, food, shopping, transportation and entertainment
Visitors generated a record $127 million in tourist-related taxes
29% of state sales taxes collected in the county were paid by tourists
The big year pumped renewed life into the area’s life blood.
“Ultimately, that meant we added jobs, and in this economy, in this community with tourism being the number one industry, job creation is one of our top priorities,” said Rolando Aedo, executive vice-president of the visitors bureau.