Florida continues to market itself as an international tourism destination, with Gov. Ron DeSantis making the pitch for Japanese visitors Friday.
DeSantis, in remarks to the Southeastern United States – Japan Conference in Orlando, made the case for nonstop flights between the Land of the Rising Sun and the Sunshine State as part of a larger pitch for visitation.
“We would like to see an expansion of flights direct from Florida to Japan, and vice versa,” DeSantis said. “This is a great place. I think a lot of Japanese people would really love to come and visit Florida.”
DeSantis has made these targeted plays before for more direct travel between Florida and friendly countries with some succe...