In the first six months of 2019, Florida has seen record tourism numbers according to new figures from Visit Florida and the governor’s office.
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Thursday that almost 69 million tourists visited the Sunshine State during the first half of the year, beating the record high figure from last year by 5.6 percent. Most of those tourists--61.2 million--are Americans while 2.4 million came from Canada and 5.2 million from overseas.
DeSanits noted how the state’s economy continues to rely on tourism.