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If any one State in the U.S. could be the guiding light of Vision 2030, Florida would be that State. Florida like Kenya has warm weather and miles of beaches. Florida tourism is however a 60 million tourists business every year, Kenya tourism is barely 1 million visitors. Florida receives $57 billion just from tourism sector, Kenya Gross Domestic Product (GDP) from all sectors is about $58 billion.

Kenya top revenue earner today is remittances from Diaspora, Tourism is the largest sector of the Florida economy. These comparisons even though diverse in economics and visitors could even out when the 47 County Governments pass tourism bills. Counties with a high tourism potential like: Kwale, Mombasa, Kilifi, Tana River, Lamu, Turkana, Kisumu, Homabay, Taita/Taveta, Marsabit, Isiolo, Nyeri, Nairobi, Nakuru and others could individually target to increase their tourism to a million visitors as vision 2030 is achieved. Great plans and policies by those desiring to run for county assemblies could be sourced, even from Diaspora Kenyans especially those in the sunshine state of Florida. 

Florida amusement parks, especially in the Orlando area, make up a significant portion of tourism. The Walt Disney World Resort being the largest vacation resort in the world consists of four parks and more than 20 hotels in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. This park, Universal Orlando Resort, Busch Gardens, SeaWorld, and other major parks drive Florida’s tourism. Again the Kenyans in Florida would be a good starting point for County aspiring leaders, like Governors, to start looking for viable plans to work with on making great resort cities for millions of tourists to flock to.  

24 million tourists are estimated to visit Florida beaches every year and spend over $20 billion during the winter months. Kenya can look to tap into this market especially the growing market of Kenyan-Americans who are growing up. Just like Florida beaches such as Miami beach, Palm Beach and the many more are lined up so can the Kenya Coastline and the Lakes Turkana, Victoria, Nakuru and other lakes in Kenya as Vision 2030 is achieved. 

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