This week, Visit Orlando announced a new all-time record for visitors to the area for 2015 of 66.1 million people. This is a 5.5 percent increase from 2014’s numbers.
Visitation to Orlando has more than doubled over the past 20 years, growing from 32.4 million in 1995.
In addition to the stellar visitor numbers, a record 33 million room nights were sold in Orlando in 2015. This resulted in record tourist development tax collections topping $230 million in Orange County, Fla., home to the Central Florida tourism district.
“Reaching more than 66 million visitors to Orlando is an amazing accomplishment for our tourism community,” said Visit Orlando President and CEO George Aguel. “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.”
With all of the new projects planned to open in 2016, we might even break this year’s record for visitors to the Orlando area.
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