Numbers out this week prove what hoteliers have been saying for months: This spring was a good one for the tourist industry in Florida.
Second-quarter visitors increased by nearly 7 percent statewide, according to Visit Florida. Last year's numbers were lower than officials had hoped because of the oil disaster in the Gulf.
We talked to tourism chiefs and hoteliers in South Florida, and they all agreed: A busy spring turned into a solid summer, which is expected to lead to a strong fall and winter.
Read more in today's story here.