Florida tourism gets a $30 million boost from BP

(CNN) — Tourism in Florida is getting a $30 mililon boost from BP, state officials said Monday.

Gov. Rick Scott announced the Northwest Florida Tourism Council will recieve a grant to help mitigate the impact to the area's tourism industry as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a statement from the governor's office said.

"I am pleased that BP is doing the right thing," Scott said. "I'm optimistic that with the assistance of this grant the world will know that Florida's beaches are as beautiful as ever and open for business."

According to the statement, the three-year grant must be used for the purposes of tourism promotion and awareness building.

Source: CNN

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