Gov. Scott announces record tourism numbers for Florida in 2015

FOX 35 News at 5 p.m.

- On Thursday Governor Rick Scott announced Florida set another record in tourism by welcoming 105 million visitors in 2015, according to VISIT FLORIDA.

This is the fifth consecutive record year for visitation to the state, exceeding the previous high of 98.5 million in 2014 by 6.6 percent. 

The average number of direct travel-related jobs in 2015 was also a record high, with 1,199,200 Floridians employed in the tourism industry - up 53,400 or 4.7 percent over the same period last year.

Governor Scott made the announcement at Walt Disney World in Orlando. 

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