Orlando announces record 75 million visitors in 2018
Tourism officials recently announced a historic milestone for the U.S. travel industry as Orlando released news of a record-setting 75 million annual visitors in 2018. The increase of 4.2% over the prior year once again solidifies Orlando’s lead position as America’s most-visited destination.
Visit Orlando, the region’s official destination tourism and marketing organisation 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 has also reached a host of new milestones in 2018 which includes 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%) and record international airline arrivals that reached 6.6 million passengers (+11.64%).