Visitors to Florida up 4.9%

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.

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