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Orlando receives record 75 million visitors in 2018


Orlando receives record 75 million visitors in 2018

 

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Orlando, Florida, has solidified its position as the top tourism destination in the United States with a 4.2 percent increase in the number of visitors to arecord 75 million in 2018, a statement said.

 

This includes 68.55 million US visitors, a 4.1 per cent increase and a record number of international visitors – 6.48 million which is 5.4 percent higher than the total international visitors in 2017.

 

“The increase of 4.2 percent over the prior year once again solidifies Orlando’s lead position as America’s most-visited destination,” it said.

Visit Orlando, 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 International Airport (OIA) maintained its position as the busiest airport in Florida, with 47.7 million passengers, an increase of 6.8 percent and an 11.64 percent increase in international arrivals to 6.6 million passengers.

 

Home to seven of the world’s top theme parks, Orlando, Theme Park Capital of the World, is the No. 1 family vacation destination and the most visited destination in the United States.

 

An unparalleled mix of unique experiences create cherished memories for visitors, including legendary theme parks, an array of world-class water parks, entertainment venues, an award-winning food scene, shopping and nightlife. Orlando offers more lodging options than nearly any other destination in the world, from expansive resorts to uniquely themed hotels.