A record number of tourists flocked to Florida last year as the nation's economy continued its recovery after the Great Recession.
Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday during a visit to Tampa International Airport that more than 97 million visited the state last year according to estimates prepared by Visit Florida, the state's tourism marketing arm.
That's the fourth year in a row that the state has had a record number of tourists come to the state. Most of the visitors were from the United States, but millions also came from overseas and from Canada.