The state attracted more people than first thought last year. Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday a revised tourism total that puts the projected number of visitors to Florida in 2014 at 98.9 million.

"Tourism is Florida's number one industry, and every 85 visitors to our state adds another job for our families," Scott said in a release. "More than 98 million tourists is unprecedented in the history of Florida, and we look forward to continuing to break records and welcome even more visitors this year."

In February Scott had announced an estimated 97.3 million visitors to the Sunshine State.

The number released Thursday might not be the last revision the state announces for 2014. Visit Florida, the state's tourism arm, plans two additional reviews of travel-related data for 2014 before a final total is set later this year.

From our media partner News Service of Florida


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