Record number of visitors to Orlando in 2014

Orlando had a record number of tourists in 2014, with 62 million people visiting the Central Florida city. In 2013, there were 59 million visitors.

George Aguel, president and chief executive officer of Visit Orlando, the city’s tourism association, said, “This historic milestone is the latest testament to Orlando’s leadership in tourism.

Bed-tax collections were also at an all-time high, with 32 million room nights sold, yielding $200 million in taxes.

U.S. Travel Association President and Chief Executive Officer, Roger Dow, said, “Passing the 60 million annual visitors mark is a significant achievement for Orlando and the U.S. travel industry that generates $2.1 trillion for the U.S. economy each year.”

Contributing to the growth were the opening of Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando and New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World.

News source: Orlando Sentinel

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