| A TESTAMENT OF THE SPECIAL APPEAL FOR THE DESTINATION
Orlando announces record of 75 million visitors
Tourism officials announced a historic milestone for the U.S. travel industry as Orlando released news of a record-setting 75 million annual visitors in 2018.
14.05.2019 00:32 |
Visit Orlando |
The increase of 4.2% over the prior year once again solidifies Orlando's lead position as America's most-visited destination.
, the region's official destination tourism and marketing organization, shared the news as part of National Travel & Tourism Week to a gathering of more than 1,000 tourism and community leaders.
“It was another record-breaking year for Orlando with both domestic and international visitation,
” said Visit Orlando President and CEO George Aguel. “We saw strong gains from all of our core countries, particularly from Latin America. This success is a testament to the special appeal of our destination that continues to grow and evolve, as well as our strong commitment to strategic marketing initiatives.”
Orlando reached a host of new milestones in 2018 including:
• Record number of U.S. visitors: 68.55 million (+4.1%)
• Record number of international visitors: 6.48 million (+5.4%)
• Record airline arrivals: Orlando International Airport (OIA) maintained its position as the busiest airport in Florida, with 47.7 million passengers (+6.9%)
• Record international airline arrivals: OIA's international arrivals reached 6.6 million passengers (+11.64%)