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Record number of visitors to Orlando in 2013

Leah Zanolla | Posted: Apr 9, 2014 | Updated: Oct 19, 2014 - 9:25:27 AM
Orlando saw a record-high 59 million visitors in 2013. This is a 3 percent increase from the 57 million people that visited Central Florida in 2012. Visit Orlando, a group that promotes tourism to the city, estimated the economic impact of these tourists to be more than $52 billion, the figure that was reported in 2012. George Aguel, President and CEO of Visit Orlando, said, "Thanks to the strong global marketing and sales efforts of our team at Visit Orlando and the leadership of our tourism members and community leaders who share a common vision for our destination, Orlando continues to lead the nation as its most visited destination."