PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Florida Governor Rick Scott is touting his state's sun, sand and even oysters as part of a pre-spring swing through cold-weather cities in a bid to lure more tourists south.
Speaking in Philadelphia Tuesday, the second stop on a four-city jaunt that will also include New York and Chicago, he says he is making sure people planning their spring and summer vacations are keeping Florida on their mind as a destination.
Tourists bring jobs, he said speaking near the city's famed Independence Hall, adding that he is making a personal appeal to would-be vacationers in a bid the hospitality business moving forward.
Scott said tourism saw growth in 2010, but that efforts have to be made to keep it growing in 2011 and beyond.
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