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Orlando International Airport became the busiest airport in Florida, with 44.6 million passengers Orlando International Airport became the busiest airport in Florida, with 44.6 million passengers

Orlando Reaches Record of Visitors

US tourism officials announced a historic milestone as Orlando became the country’s first destination to surpass 70 million annual visitors.

In 2017, 72 million visitors travelled to Orlando, an increase of more than five percent over 2016, once again making it the US’ most-visited destination.

Visit Orlando shared the number at a special gathering of more than 1,000 tourism and community leaders.

“Our record-breaking year was achieved despite international headwinds and the statewide effects of Hurricane Irma,” said George Aguel, CEO, Visit Orlando. “In 2017, our destination launched new consumer experiences on a significant scale and our marketing efforts leveraged increasing consumer confidence in the US. We also continued our focus on communicating the unique emotional connection visitors have with Orlando.”

Orlando reached a host of new milestones in 2017 including a record number of US visitors, record convention attendance with Orange County Convention Center welcoming an unprecedented 1.53 million attendees, and record airline arrivals.