Orlando’s Tourism Industry Seeing Widespread Growth

Annual Meeting 2017 

Our destination has experienced year-to-date growth across most of the important metrics that we track, including hotel demand, occupancy, average daily rate and revenue per available room. We're outpacing state and national growth averages in these areas - and among the country's top 25 hotel markets, we've posted the fastest RevPAR growth and are tied for the fastest growth in occupancy. In addition, 2017 has seen record traffic at Orlando International Airport and record attendance at the Orange County Convention Center.

As a destination, we are well-poised for a strong finish to the year. Adding to some recent accolades we've won - such as "Best Winter Family Vacation" (US News & World Report) and "Top Warm-Weather Winter Destination" (Wallet Hub) - advance bookings for Dec. 25 to Jan. 1 are 20% ahead of this time last year. That news, coupled with Jan. 1 falling on a Monday, means Orlando can expect a very busy weekend to ring in the New Year.


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