The city of Orlando in US recently achieved an historic milestone after it was revealed that the city received over 75 million annual visitors in 2018.
The record-setting figure, which translated to an increase of 4.2% over the previous year’s figures, secured the city’s position as the number one most visited destination in the US.
Visit Orlando, the region’s official destination tourism and marketing organisation, unveiled the news as part of National Travel & Tourism Week, which was attended by more than 1,000 tourism and community leaders.
Commenting on the achievement, Visit Orlando President and CEO George Aguel, said: “It was another record-breaking year for Orlando with both domestic and international visitation.
“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’s new milestones in 2018 include:
• 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%)