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Florida Gov. Rick Scott announces record tourist visits for early 2017

Florida governor Rick Scott announces record tourist visits for early 2017 at Jungle Island in Miami on May 15, 2017.Gov. Rick Scott touted record tourism in Florida during the first quarter of 2017 as he considers vetoing a dramatic cut to the state’s tourism marketing arm, Visit Florida. The state legislature approved last week a cut to Visit Florida’s funding by 67 percent, from $78 million to $25 million. C

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Manatee County Tourist Development Council chairwoman: 'We need to be careful' with promoting tourism

Manatee County Tourist Development Council chairwoman Carol Whitmore explains how a family trip to St. Petersburg turned into a "wake up call."
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Manatee County Tourist Development Council chairwoman: 'We need to be careful' with promoting tourism 1:33

Manatee County Tourist Development Council chairwoman: 'We need to be careful' with promoting tourism

Florida Gov. Rick Scott announces record tourist visits for early 2017 1:21

Florida Gov. Rick Scott announces record tourist visits for early 2017

Celebrity Cruises’ new ship gets built in virtual reality 1:10

Celebrity Cruises’ new ship gets built in virtual reality

Man steals register from Burger King drive-thru window 1:01

Man steals register from Burger King drive-thru window