Supplier: Visit Orlando
Location: United States
Tourism officials have 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 organization, shared the news as part of National Travel & Tourism Week to a gathering of more than 1,000 tourism and community leaders.
All of Orlando’s key international markets experienced growth in 2018 including Canada with 1,211,000 visitors, an increase of 3.3%.
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%)