We're No. 1: Orlando hits record 72 million visitors in 2017
By: Sabrina Orlov •
Orlando received more than 72 million tourists in 2017, an increase of more than 5% over the previous year, which again makes it the most visited destination in America. It is a historic result as it is also the first destination in the US to exceed a record of 70 million annual visitors.
Despite hurricane Irma, all marketing efforts and new visitor experiences across various theme parks kept the interest in Orlando growing. "We also continue our focus on communicating the unique emotional connection that visitors have with Orlando”, said George Aguel, president and CEO of Visit Orlando.
"Orlando's record visitation affirms the city as a leader in the US travel industry," said the president and chief executive of the US Travel Association, Roger Dow.
Orlando reached a number of new milestones in 2017:
Record number of US visitors in participation in conventions: 1.53 million (+ 5.0%);
Record of airline arrivals: Orlando International Airport became the busiest airport in Florida with 44.6 million passengers (+ 6.4%).
Domestic visitation in 2017 grew to a record total of 65.86 million. Internationally, there were 6.15 million visitors.
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