Orlando Sees over 66 Million Visitors in 2015

Orlando Sees over 66 Million Visitors in 2015

Orlando’s streak as the most-visited destination continues! The Orlando area welcomed 66.1 million people in 2015, a 5.5 percent increase. Florida became the first state to welcome more than 100 million out-of-state and international tourists. Gov. Rick Scott said more than 105 million people came to the Sunshine State in 2015. The record-breaking number was announced Thursday morning at Epcot. “We have a great tourism industry all across our state,” said Scott. State and tourism officials said it took time to crack the 100 million mark, a goal set by Scott several years ago. “The momentum is extraordinary,” he said. “And one of the most important things we have is strengths in markets like the U.K. and Latin America. We have growth in overseas visitors.” Between January and June, Florida recorded 54.1 million tourists. About 25.8 million visitors came to Florida during the second quarter of 2015, an increase of 5.5 percent over 2014’s second quarter. New attractions and an ever-changing tourist landscape in Florida is being credited for the increased number of visitors. Chapek took a moment to describe the lenghty list of changes and updates coming to Disney’s parks in Orlando, including lands for Star Wars, Toy Story and Avatar. Seccombe said Orlando’s success is critical for the state’s overall success. “Orlando is the most visited destination in the United States. It’s the most visited city,” he said. “And certainly the home of the theme park capital of the world, right? No place else on earth can compare to that.” In 2014, Orlando recorded 62 million visitors, which includes in-state, out-of-state and international visitors. Even though the...

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Orlando home sales set record for June – Orlando Sentinel

If you measure the health of Orlando’s housing market by home sales, it is ready for an Iron Man competition. If you measure it by monthly price growth, maybe it’s more like a nice stroll. Home sales in the core market of Orange and Seminole counties set a record of 3,435 sales, according to a report released today by Orlando Regional Realtor Association. From a year ago, monthly sales were up more than 20 percent. Source: Orlando home sales set record for June – Orlando...