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Tallahassee strives to break tourism records in 2019

126 million visitors traveled to the Sunshine State in 2018 that's an all-time record.
Posted at 8:35 PM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 20:35:54-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Tourism in in the Capital City and around the state reached record levels in 2018, according to a new report by Visit Florida.

126 million visitors traveled to the Sunshine State in 2018 that's an all-time record.

It's the eighth consecutive year for record visits a trend that city leaders hope will continue this year.

"We are on pace this year, I would anticipate, to have another record year. There's a lot going on here. All around town there is growth and excitement," said Kerri Post, the Executive Director of Visit Tallahassee.

Post said different tourist attractions around town are already gearing up for the busy spring and summer months.

"Right now, every attraction is open and we are ready to receive visitors. Our businesses, hotels, and restaurants are open for business," said Post.

At the Meek-Eaton Black Archives Museum, there's already been an increase of visitors for this year. With two new exhibitions that just opened in January, the Executive Director is hopeful for what this year will bring.

"With new exhibitions, special programming, and lectures that we started last year and will continue thought this year we anticipate a great year," said Dr. Nashid Madyun , the Executive Director at the Meek-Eaton Black Archives Museum.

Dr. Madyun says 15 percent more people have come through the museum in the first two months of this year, compared to the same two months last year pushing to break new records.

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