On Thursday, Visit Florida reported that the number of visitors to Florida in 2010 increased by more than two percent compared to 2009, resulting in preliminary estimate of more than 82 million individuals visiting Florida. According to Visit Florida, more than 15,000 travel-related jobs were created in just the fourth quarter of 2010, which is a reflection of increasing tourism in the state. Estimates also indicate that visitors in the fourth quarter of 2010 exceeded the same quarter in 2009 by more than five percent.