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Fishkind Conversations: Annual Tourism Numbers For 2016

90.7's economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind, President of Fishkind and Associates
90.7's economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind, President of Fishkind and Associates

Newly-released tourism numbers show Florida had another record-setting year in 2017 with 116 million visitors. That’s about 3.6 percent more than 2016.

Economic analyst Hank Fishkind says the jump is good news, but there's a caveat - for the second year in a row, it’s a smaller jump than the one the year before.

Fishkind tells 90.7's Nicole Darden Creston why growth is slowing since its 2015 peak.

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined WMFE in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from extraordinary hurricanes to historic space flights, from the people and procedures of Florida’s justice system to the changing face of the state’s economy.