Orlando records 66 million tourist arrivals in 2015

first_imgAround 66.1 million people visited Orlando in 2015, setting an all-new record for the destination. The arrivals account for a 5.5% increase from that of 2014, making Orlando the most visited destination in the nation.“Reaching more than 66 million visitors to Orlando is an amazing accomplishment for our tourism community. 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 f our Visit Orlando team and member companies,” said George Aguel, President and CEO, Visit Orlando.Orlando sold a record 33 million room nights in 2015, with tourist development tax collections topping $230 million in Orange County, Fla., home to the Central Florida tourism district. “We’re so proud to break another national record and again be named the top visitor destination for the U.S.,” expressed Teresa Jacobs, Mayor, Orange County.Roger Dow, President, U.S. Travel Association, said, “Orlando has reached yet another historic milestone with more than 66 million visitors in 2015-a significant achievement for Orlando and the U.S. travel industry. The region’s remarkable commitment to travel and tourism-with especial kudos to Visit Orlando, its tourism community members, and the leadership of local public officials-enabled it to hit yet another visitation record.”last_img read more