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After Hurricane Irma, Visit Orlando launched initiatives to demonstrate how Orlando tourism areas rebounded After Hurricane Irma, Visit Orlando launched initiatives to demonstrate how Orlando tourism areas rebounded

Orlando First to Surpass 70 Million Annual Visitors

Tourism officials announced a historic milestone in the travel industry as Orlando became the first US destination to surpass 70 million annual visitors.

In 2017, 72 million visitors travelled to Orlando, an increase of more than five percent over 2017, once again making it America’s most-visited destination. Visit Orlando, the region’s official destination tourism and marketing organisation, shared the number at a special gathering of more than 1,000 tourism and community leaders.

“In 2017, our destination launched new consumer experiences on a significant scale and our marketing efforts leveraged increasing consumer confidence in the US,” said George Aguel, CEO, Visit Orlando.

Specifically, Orlando International Airport became the busiest airport in Florida, with 44.6 million passengers, an increase of 6.4 percent.