Tourism gets a boost in Palm Beach County

Posted at 6:39 PM, Apr 16, 2017

PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Despite the spring travel season winding down, Palm Beach County could see a rise in visitors surrounding the now-famous "winter White House".

Appearances by world leaders and President Trump himself are drawing tourists wanting to catch a glimpse of history.

Compared to 2015, the election year saw an uptick in visitors and the trend could continue.

Executive Director of the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council, Glenn Jergensen, said, "We actually welcomed about 7.4 millino visitors to Palm Beach County and that was up about 6%."

Nick Gold, Director of Public Relations at Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa, said, "It has, I feel, elevated the status of Palm Beach around the world - that everybody knows who we are. And they want to come visit."

The Tourist Development Council of Palm Beach County projects 2017 will bring a slight increase in visitors from 2016.