Orlando Visitors Double In 20 Years To Hit New Record

It’s incredible to think that over the last 20 years, annual visitor numbers to Orlando, Florida, have more than doubled.

Back in 1995, 32.4 million visitors came to Orlando, while figures just released show that in 2015 a record 66.1 million were drawn by its world-class theme parks, entertainment, restaurants, shops, stores and more.

The all-time high, announced by tourism body VisitOrlando, represents a 5.5% rise over 2014 and again means that Orlando is the number one US visitor destination.

Visit Orlando President and CEO George Aguel, says the figure is an amazing accomplishment. “This new milestone and rapid growth over the past two decades is a result of having a tourism industry and community partners that are focused on growth and investment, dedication to the needs of our visitors and the global marketing and sales efforts of our Visit Orlando team and member companies.”

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, says, “We’re so proud to break another national record and again be named the top visitor destination for the US.  “With our superb convention center and culture of hospitality, world-class theme parks, family-friendly entertainment and luxury dining and lodging amenities, it’s no surprise that Central Florida remains the top destination for business, family and leisure guests.”

A major contributor to the increase is the fact that passenger number at Orlando International Airport rose by more than 72%, reaching 38.8million in 2015.

Source: VisitOrlando


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