by Lisa A. Grimaldi | February 18, 2015
A record 97.3 million visitors came to Florida in 2014, according to Visit Florida, the state’s official tourism marketing corporation. The number is an increase of 3.9 percent over 2013 figures and the fourth consecutive record year for visitation. The number of direct travel-related jobs in 2014 also reached a record high, with 1,135,700 Floridians employed in the tourism industry, up 3.6 percent from 2013.