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Orlando and Miami sees record growth in international tourism numbers

May 17, 2019 / Travel and Tour World

Just couple of days before, Greater Miami and Beaches also boasted record-breaking news, as last year around 16.5 million overnight visitors represented a 3.5% rise from the year before.There are many common threads in these figures. The most interesting is the effect of foreign tourists, particularly from Latin American countries. Orlando experienced a 5.4% rise in international visitors, with just under 6.5 million, and Miami witnessed a 4.1% rise in international overnight visitors, a total of 5.8 million.To quote Visit Orlando president and CEO George Aguel, “We saw strong gains from all of our core countries, particularly from Latin America. This success is a testament to the special appeal of our destination that continues to grow and evolve.” He highlighted that Brazil and Mexico as leaders in Latin American tourism market of Orlando.