Miami South Beach sunrise with lifeguard tower

A record-setting 35.7 million visitors came to Florida between January and March this year.  At the heart of this increase in tourism is lower gas prices, courtesy of expanded energy development and infrastructure.

It wasn’t long ago when gasoline was more than $4 a gallon, and tourism agencies were handing out gas cards to offset costs and entice out-of-towners to visit. Things sure have changed. Pump prices, despite a recent bump, remain far below that historic mark. Out-of-state visitors are no longer deterred from driving or flying here for business or pleasure.

Read more – Miami Herald