Governor Rick Scott has shared that Florida hit high numbers in tourism for the first six months of the year. There were 60.7 million tourists in the first half of 2017 which is an increase of 4.1 percent from the year prior.
There has actually been a decline in visitors from Canada and overseas, but the U.S. visitors to the state have continued to increase. Florida has had record numbers of visitors for the past six years.
Part of the state’s popularity is thanks to the increase in air service into Florida’s major airports. It’s also relatively easy to get there as is when people are coming from other areas of the U.S.