SunshineStateNews.com quotes Florida Governor (and fellow Navy Veteran) Rick Scott as saying, “I am proud to announce that Florida set an all-time record by welcoming over 33 million visitors to our state during the first quarter of 2018,” Scott said on Tuesday. “This historic tourism number represents a 7.4 percent increase over last year and demonstrates the momentum that our state has built. Since December 2010, Florida has created more than 1.5 million jobs, and a large part of this growth is because of the incredible success of our state’s tourism industry. I appreciate the team at Visit Florida and their help making these historic numbers possible.”
As a resident of Florida and as a cruise travel agent, I applaud Gov. Scott for his leadership on increasing tourism here in Florida.
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