PORT CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) -- With Florida on pace to host a record 100 million visitors this year, the state's tourism infrastructure is being challenged like never before.
Florida's four large-hub airports and five major seaports are undergoing billions of dollars in renovations and construction, but some experts say Florida will have to adapt to even further increases in demand to remain competitive. Tourism is the state's biggest industry.
Florida's airports are getting more crowded as the state's airports add direct flights to far-flung cities and tourism numbers surpass pre-Great Recession levels. Half of Florida's visitors arrive by air.
Florida's seaports also are growing more crowded as the cruise industry builds bigger ships, attracts more international tourists and continues to be the fastest-growing segment in the tourism industry.