TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida tourism set another record in 1998,
with a 3.7% increase to 48.7 million visitors, according to Visit
Florida. The state managed to chalk up a strong performance despite
four soft months -- August, September, October and December -- the
private-public promotional agency said. Visit Florida said it
expects the upward trend to continue in spite of some softness in
the international sector, particularly in Canada and Brazil.