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Orlando Visitation Tops 55 Million

June 5th, 2012 10:48 PM by Brent Ferry

Visit Orlando announced today that Orlando visitation reached 55.1 million in 2011 becoming the first destination in the U.S. to welcome more than 55 million visitors.  The total surpassed forecast by 1.5% and was a 7.2% gain on 2010's record setting result of 51.4 million.

  • Domestic visitation 51.3 million (+7.5%)
  • International visitation 3.8 million (+3.5%)
  • Canada was the number one international market with 1,015,000 visitors (+5.7%)
  • Travel from the United Kingdom was 767,000
  • Domestic leisure visitation rose 8.3%
  • Hotel room occupancy rose 5.8% to 67.6%

America's playground, Orlando is home to the world's most visited theme parks and more than 100 additional attractions for all ages.  All new experiences in 2012 include:  Turtle Trek at SeaWorld Orlando (Spring); Despicable Me in 3-D at Universal Studios Florida (Spring); a new water park at LEGOLAND Florida (May); Disney's Art of Animation Resort (May); Fantasyland Phase I at Disney's Magic Kingdom (late 2012); The Exotic Driving Experience at Walt Disney World Speedway (January). Unmatched outlet and designer shopping, golf and spa options, and year-round sports and recreation add to the fun.  Destination information, trip planning ideas and savings abound at VisitOrlando.com.

About Visit Orlando Visit Orlando is the branding, sales and marketing organization responsible for positioning Orlando as the destination of choice for leisure and meetings business for the economic benefit of the community.

Read the Press Release here.

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Posted by Brent Ferry on June 5th, 2012 10:48 PM

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