Yes, most popular if you use new math and don't count France.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is our salesman-in-chief when it comes to recruiting tourists. His office blasted a press release chock full of statistics about tourism in Florida that made us nod off like a lazy tourist on the beach — until we came across this phrase:
“As we move toward our third consecutive year of record tourism growth, it is clear why the Sunshine State remains the top travel destination across the world,” stated the Nov. 15 press release.
The “top travel destination across the world”? Is the home state of Mickey Mouse kicking the derriere of tourist hot spots like France? We went on a virtual trip to find out.
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Photo credit: Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott speaks at a ceremony opening new newsroom facilities for the Univision and Fusion television networks in Doral, Florida August 28, 2013. Joe Skipper / Reuters