Florida is one of the states in the U.S. housing market which has experienced the greatest growth in the last year . After the deep crisis , this recovery has come from the hand of a major tourism, which opens the door of opportunities for Spanish companies in Miami and Latin America, said William D. Talbert , president of Miami Department of Tourism .
"The business in Miami 's tourism is booming ." This indicates that the tourism business is booming in Miami president and CEO of the Tourism Department of Miami -Dade , William D. Talbert . A fact that came at once to increase the Latino influence in the United States and, as a spearhead represents Miami.
"Tourism has been growing for many years and the future is really good. 've Managed tourism record number of visitors, tourists spending , on the arrival of flights at an airport ... and also we lead U.S. the revenue per hotel room . "
Current good situation of tourism in Miami , says Talbert, is partly due to the international promotion provided by " offices and conventions abroad for tourism, more creative and active marketing and the 'mark Miami ' and responsible " .
A good example is the visit of the delegation from Miami -Dade , led by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, and seconded by Talbert own . However, this boom enjoyed by Miami also reflected in figures:
" The tourists spent 21,000 million euros in Miami in the last year , and the demand to build new hotels and new tourism attractions continues and continues to grow. And that is because we have great restaurants and trendy shops, 25 miles from beaches ( about 40 miles), and we are the only place in the U.S. with two national parks, " maximum impact responsible tourism Miami.
This growth of tourism in Miami is seeing accompanied by construction , always related sectors . Declares Alan Ojeda , president and CEO of Rilea Group , a leading construction company in this region of Florida, who talks about the current real estate boom in the metropolis after the recent crisis :
"The problem was not as large as previously thought, and the decline was very sharp , not as in Spain , where it's like a slow death. And the recovery has also been hit , because Miami is really a continent of 400 million people do not know that there was a recession in the world that is South America. "
Ojeda is Spanish although already adopted by Florida, after more than thirty years since I crossed the pond , so it is aware of the advantages of Miami , such as location , and especially the construction sector , on which yields good prospects :
" Construction will continue to grow inexorably and is not too late to go because Miami is starting its cycle, but not a market ' pitch ' , as was Spain . 's A market you need to understand and you should go with a local partner . "
Because, despite these positive outlook is key to know the market . Therefore, many are more cautious , as Brian McLean, consultant senio International Consulting Team :
" For a Spanish company is possible that entry into the U.S. through Miami may seem an easy way to the language , but if you want to sell in the U.S. have to think . 's Not the same to sell a Cuban culture, such as Miami , which eg Kansas . "
McLean himself , however , does point out that Miami is a big market , as is evident, and it is a great choice if consumer goods are produced or aspire to enter the Latin American market .
An idea that recalls the words of the president of the Chamber of Commerce, Jaime Malet, in his address to the arrival of the trade mission to Spain :
" Spain , Latin America and the U.S. form a virtuous triangle is consolidated year after year and in these difficult economic times, may provide part of the push it needs the Spanish economy to finally overcome this crisis."