Friday, May 10, 2019

A record 75 million people visited Orlando in 2018

Posted By on Fri, May 10, 2019 at 12:19 PM

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A record 75 million people visited Orlando in 2018, making it the most-visited destination in the U.S.

Tourism officials with Visit Orlando say that's a 4.2 percent increase over the number of visitors in 2017.

"It was another record-breaking year for Orlando with both domestic and international visitation," said Visit Orlando President and CEO George Aguel in a statement. "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."

Almost 69 million of those Orlando visitors were from other places around the country, and about 6 million were international tourists. Orlando International Airport remained the busiest airport in Florida last year with nearly 48 million passengers, according to the tourism agency.



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