TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida received a record 46.95 million
visitors in 1997, a 4.9% increase from 1996, according to Visit
Florida, the state's tourist-promotion concern. Arrivals by air
were more than 26.4 million, 5.1% more than in 1996, and accounted
for 56% of the total arrivals. Visit Florida officials project 50
million annual visitors by 2000.