Florida tourism recovering faster than expected, still below last year

Posted Thursday, July 11, 2002 7:01 AM | Contributed by Jeff

After a robust Fourth of July weekend, Florida tourism is rebounding faster than many expected. But the state's biggest industry still has a long way to go. Florida theme park attendance shot up this summer but is still lagging slightly behind last year's pace. Airlines are still flying fewer passengers in and out of Florida than last year. Shorter stays, discounting and fewer guests have depressed revenue per available room at the state's hotels by 8 to 10 percent.

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