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Florida breaks previous tourism records last year
FLORIDA -- Florida broke previous tourism records last year.
A new report released by Governor Rick Scott shows that more than 97-million people visited the state.
That's an increase of three and a half percent from 2012.
Scott says that's good news for Florida workers because more tourists mean more jobs.
Escambia County generated more Bed Tax Revenue than expected last year.
A surplus of 2.8 million dollars.
Many say it's the beauty of the gulf coast is what draws so many people to our area.
"I just can't wait to get my feet back in the sand, there's just nothing like the sand at these beaches. What about you guys? (It's fun)"
There are high hopes for this years tourism numbers with the Blue Angels slated to return for a summer air show.