Florida Sets a Record for Tourism.
Tourists - visitors to Florida is up this last quarter.
We saw a jump of 3.5% which equals an increase of 21.9 million visitors in the third quarter from last year at this time.
2012 will become a record year for Florida tourism according to "Visit Florida", our state's tourism and marketing group.
This also means that all these tourists helped to create 15,000 new jobs in travel related industries in this third quarter.
Florida had a total of 1.2 million jobs ( existing and new) in the travel related fields in the third quarter.
This is good for the Florida economy. If you are planning on retiring in Wellington- the Equestrian capital of the world- there are some great horse ranches available for sale.