FLORIDA KEYES, Fla.
— Vacation GIFs are the top holiday destination in Florida, according to a new report.
The holiday travel destination of choice for holidaymakers from all over the U.S. also has some of the country’s highest taxes, the highest cost of living and a higher unemployment rate.
The annual holiday tax bill for residents of Florida is $3,500, compared to $1,800 for residents in the state’s other two major cities, Miami-Dade and Broward.
The difference is largely attributable to the state having a higher property tax rate.
For holidaymakers, the report found that the average price of a vacation package is nearly $2,000.
Florida Keys is one of the top destinations for vacation packages, as the city is home to several of the state`s top vacation destinations.
A total of 2,813 packages were reported in the city last year.
The report said Florida Keys was also the top vacation destination in Georgia.
The average price for a vacation packages is $1.9 million, with the city ranked No. 1.
The Florida Keys Chamber of Commerce, which serves more than 7,000 residents, also ranked Florida Keys as the top destination in the South.
The group`s annual holiday travel report was released Friday, with holiday packages costing $2.1 million.
The holiday tax hike also comes as President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to slash the state budget by more than half from $1 trillion to $700 billion.
Trump announced his budget plans in January, and the executive order also sets aside $2 billion for the state in fiscal year 2019 to boost spending on education, health care and other key programs.