“Florida set another record by welcoming the highest number of visitors of any six months in the state’s history with 60.7 million visitors, up 4.1 percent from the same period in 2016, according to Visit Florida. This includes 53.2 million domestic visitors, 5.3 million overseas visitors and 2.2 million Canadian visitors. “This means back-to-back record quarters for our state,” said Gov. Rick Scott in a prepared statement. “Now, with the investments made in Visit Florida during this year’s special legislative session, we can continue to break records and work toward our goal of 120 million visitors this year. Florida’s booming tourism industry supports 1.4 million jobs across the state.” Visit Florida estimates a record 29.9 million visitors traveled to Florida in the second quarter of 2017 (April-June), up 6.8 percent from the same period last year.”
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